Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation to Host Sports Medicine Lecture

Oct. 3, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 3, 2013) -- Baylor University's health, human performance and recreation department is hosting the 2013 Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Fall Lecture Tour at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in Marrs McLean Science building, Room 101.

Guest speaker Mike Reid, Ph.D., dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida, will present a lecture titled, "Free Radicals, Antioxidants, and Muscle Function."

Peter Grandjean, Ph.D., associate professor of health and human performance, said Reid is a "premier scientist in the exercise sciences."

"Dr. Reid's work has been instrumental in unraveling the many factors that influence skeletal muscle function," Grandjean said. "His work has contributed to our understanding of muscle physiology as well as to practical information used by health care practitioners for preventing muscle dysfunction and for rehabilitating those with chronic disabilities."

The lecture is free and open to the public.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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