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Obesity expert Robert Kushner, M.D., author of “Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet,” to speak at IU Northwest on Feb. 26

Kushner, professor of medicine at Northwestern, headlines College of Health and Human Services’ ‘Go Red for Women’ event

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, in recognition of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” awareness campaign for heart disease, the Indiana University Northwest College of Health and Human Services will host nationally renowned obesity expert Dr. Robert Kushner, M.D., for a frank and entertaining discussion about how women can take control of their health and ward off the nation’s deadliest disease for women. This event is free and open to the public.

Kushner, a professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, has published multiple books on the subjects of nutrition and fitness, including “Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet” and, more recently, “Fitness Unleashed,” which features a combined weight loss and exercise plan for people and their companion dogs.

In addition to being a rousing and well-informed advocate of healthy lifestyles and nutrition choices, Kushner is also an acclaimed academic in the field of nutrition and obesity. He has authored more than 140 original articles, reviews and book chapters on medical nutrition, nutrition education and obesity. He is the past president of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, and he serves on the editorial board of several prestigious journals related to obesity and nutrition, including the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

Kushner was also the 2002 recipient of the Dannon Institute Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Education, presented by the American Society for Clinical Nutrition.

Kushner earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed his residency at Northwestern. He later completed a post-graduate fellowship in clinical nutrition and earned a master’s degree in clinical nutrition and nutritional biology from the University of Chicago.

IU Northwest is pleased to present Dr. Kushner’s dynamic presentation on health and nutrition as part of “Go Red for Women,” the American Heart Association’s national campaign to reduce heart disease and its associated illnesses among women. For more information on Go Red, visit the Web at

The “Go Red for Women” program at IU Northwest begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Savannah Auditorium, located at the north end of the Savannah Center, which is located in the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary, Ind. A reception will follow the event.



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Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer
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