Public lecture: Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., to discuss origins of disease, Oct. 17

The 2013-2014 Marquam Hill Lecture Series kicks-off this October with OHSU’s own Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., presenting, “Where Does Disease Come From? Revealing the Secrets of Epigenetics.” The lecture will be held in the OHSU Auditorium and will begin at 7 p.m. on October 17, 2013.

About the lecture

When you think about malnutrition, you might picture impoverished children experiencing famine. But a pregnant woman in Oregon who does not have access to wholesome foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains will have a baby who suffers from malnutrition to the same degree, born with a greater risk of developing chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness, and professor of medicine at OHSU, is an internationally recognized leader in the research field known as the developmental origins of health and disease. He studies the vital connection between maternal diet, the quality of fetal growth and epigenetics – how adult onset diseases are “programmed” in the womb.

Attendees of this lecture will come away with new information about how to eliminate chronic disease where it starts.

Lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited and reservations are requested. Register for this lecture today!