The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host a conference on childhood obesity Wednesday, Oct. 2. The keynote address will be presented by Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., who discovered the obesity gene, Leptin. He is the recipient of the 2010 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. He is the director of the Starr Center for Human Genetics and professor at the Rockefeller University in New York, holding the Marilyn M. Simpson Professorship. He is also an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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