November 24, Science Café – ‘Obesity: Young & Old’

By David Robinson

Held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vieux Carré Restaurant/Afterthought Bar
in Little Rock’s Hillcrest area, the Science Café is a relaxed opportunity for monthly exchanges with various experts. Admission is free and no reservations are needed. A variety of food and beverages are available for purchase.

This month, panelists from the UAMS College of Medicine and College of Health Related Professions, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Baptist Health Weight Loss Center will lead the discussion. The moderator is Dorothy Miles, Ph.D., UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute research associate and KUAR FM89 public radio news anchor/reporter.

Tune in for the Science Café “Sneak Peak” KUAR-FM89 radio show. This month’s guest speaker from the Science Café panel will be Karen Young, M.D., medical director, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Fitness Clinic. The science talk show is aired just prior (6:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.) to the live monthly Science Café event.

Science Café forums are held the fourth Tuesday of the month except for July, August and December. Future topics include: Crime Science, Social Networking Research, and Alternative Medicine. Check out the Web site for information on monthly speakers and topics at

For more information on future Science Café events, contact the Science Café director, Linda Williams at 501-686-7418. To subscribe to the Science Cafe list serve for event notifications, send an e-mail with “subscribe” in the subject field to

Science Café was created in partnership with UAMS, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, UALR College of Science and Mathematics, Southwestern Energy, Arkansas INBRE, Central Arkansas Section – American Chemical Society, UAMS-Graduate School, KUAR-FM89, Vieux Carré/The Afterthought and the Arkansas Academy of Sciences.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a new 540,000-square-foot hospital, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has 2,775 students and 748 medical residents. Its centers of excellence include the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute and the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or