The University of Florida Center for Smell and Taste (UFCST) will be hosting the inaugural Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips Lecture on December 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm. The Lecture honors the life and accomplishments of former UF Provost and founding UFCST member Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips. Dr. Phillips was internationally recognized for her research, which focused on understanding the psychology of eating. This endowed lectureship recognizes her many contributions to that field and to the University of Florida, including her help in establishing UF as a world leader in smell and taste science.
The inaugural Elizabeth Capaldi Phillips Lecture will be presented by Dr. Dana Small, professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and director of the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center, will be joining us from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Small, professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and director of the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center at Yale University School of Medicine, will present a talk entitled “Integration of Mind and Metabolism.“ Dr. Small’s laboratory explores the relationship between psychophysics and behavioral testing in relation to taste, smell, flavor, and food reward, with a particular focus on decision-making in the context of eating choices their effects on obesity and obesity-related diseases.
The Lecture will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 10th in the Lauretta & John DeWeese Auditorium on the ground floor of the McKnight Brian Institute. Dr. Linda Bartoshuk, the Bushnell Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at UF, will give a brief remembrance of the life and science of Dr. Capaldi Phillips just prior to Dr. Small’s talk. Directions to the seminar are available below, and a full list of planned UFCST Seminar speakers for the 2019-20 academic year can be found on the Center’s website.
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