Join Dr. Barry Franklin to review data about how decreasing physical activity is a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic, and about the relationship between fitness, mortality, healthcare costs and surgical outcomes. Dr. Franklin will also discuss the primary beneficiaries of an exercise program, and what constitutes “high risk” activities.

Tuesday, February 27, 2014
10:00AM – 11:00AM
College of Medicine East Tower, Room 787
808 S. Wood St.


As director of preventive cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation at William Beaumont Hospital in metropolitan Detroit, Barry Franklin, PhD, is recognized around the world for leading advances in the evaluation and treatment of coronary artery disease. To some he’s best known for studying the hemodynamic and cardiorespiratory responses to common activities such as snow shoveling, lawn mowing and deer hunting. His other research interests include cardiovascular risk reduction; obesity and metabolism; and exercise testing and prescription. The recipient of too many honors to list, Dr. Franklin is a past president of both the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and the American Journal of Medicine and Sports. He has authored or edited more than 550 publications, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at three Detroit-area universities.


Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.


Hosted by: Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition, Department of Occupational Therapy, Department of Physical Therapy

Contact: Tracy Baynard, 312-413-1962,