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March 2020

Transforming Healthcare through Prevention – The NCD emergency, intergenerational inequality, and the urgent need for systems change

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

The only way is upstream: the NCD emergency, intergenerational inequality and the urgent need for system change. A free public lecture by Professor Martin White, Programme Leader for Population Health Interventions at the MRC Epidemiology Unit. FREE registration at: This event is part of the Wolfson Explores Transformation lecture series.

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Let food be thy medicine – Talk by Professor Nita Forouhi

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wolfson Hall, Churchill College, Storey's Way
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest global public health challenges, also placing a massive burden in the U.K. on people with diabetes, their families and the wider society. Urgent solutions are needed to help individuals with this condition as well as to prevent those at risk from developing it in the future. Dietary factors can play a pivotal role in the prevention, management and even the possible reversal of type 2 diabetes, but there is also a lot…

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Seminar – Healthy Cities from the Bottom Up: A Human-centred Approach to Urban and Transport Planning

March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar: Healthy Cities from the Bottom Up: A Human-centred Approach to Urban and Transport Planning Dr Andy Hong, Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford. Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Abstract The rise of chronic diseases coupled with rapid urbanisation presents both challenges and opportunities for cities around the world. However, much of the contemporary urban planning paradigm still rely on top-down approaches…

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Building a healthier childhood for a brighter future – Cambridge Science Festival

March 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Sunday 22 March members of the MRC Epidemiology Unit have a stand "Building a healthier childhood for a brighter future" as part of a 2020 Cambridge Science Festival drop-in event for families. The event will be held at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SZ, and will be pen to the public from 11 AM until 4 PM. Visit our stand to take part in a series of fun challenges to learn more about how…

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