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CWU Conference to Translate Science As It Pertains to Health

It’s not unusual to hear folks blame time spent at work—and their busy schedules—for their inability to follow common-sense practices to maintain their health.

The role the workplace plays in employee health will be among the topics explored at the American College of Sports Medicine Northwest regional meeting, April 17-19, at the Wenatchee Convention Center, organized by the Central Washington University Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences (NEHS).

William Haskell, Stanford University professor of cardiovascular medicine, will make the opening keynote presentation Thursday at 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

“His presentation will relate specific behaviors to reducing morbidity and functional dependence in later life,” said Vince Nethery, NEHS physiology professor.

Haskell, who has a special interest in prevention research, is internationally renown for his research on critical public health issues including weight loss, the effects of nutrition and exercise on blood pressure, and coronary artery disease. His studies have been published in more than 150 professional and medical journals.

Nethery pointed out that the meeting, “Translating Science: Integration and Application,” will focus on a range of critical health and human-function related topics. It’s designed for a wide variety of health professionals including physicians, physical therapists dietitians, as well as university faculty and students. 

“Scientists, health clinicians, and faculty from across the nation—including several from Central—will lead seminar-discussion presentations,” he added, noting that CWU’s clinical physiology and exercise science faculty will be highly involved in the meeting. 

Research being undertaken by students and faculty mentors from throughout the Northwest will also be reviewed at the meeting.

More information about the meeting, including details about fees and registration, is available online.

Media contact: Robert Lowery, Public Affairs, 509-963-1487,

March 24, 2014