Science Happy Hour Co-Sponsored by the KU Life Span Institute + Maternal and Infant Nutrition: What Happens Early Really Matters, Dr. John Colombo

Regular price $10.00

Wednesday, March 27th
Doors 5:30 pm
Talk 6:00 pm
Dr. John Colombo, KU Life Span Institute, University of Kansas
It’s widely recognized that the conditions and events that we experience early in our lives can have long-lasting and meaningful effects throughout our lifespan. Recently, researchers have applied this principle in examining the effects of early nutritional status on health and psychological outcomes.  John Colombo, director of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, will discuss several research studies he’s conducted over the past decade using omega-3 fatty acids that demonstrate the effects of enhanced infant formula on long-term childhood cognitive development, and the effects of maternal prenatal nutritional supplements on improved pregnancy outcomes and child health. 

John Colombo, KU professor of psychology, is the director of the Life Span Institute and interim director of the KU Center for Research. He serves as the director and principal investigator of the KU Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. Along with being an active participant in the Cognitive and Brain Science and Developmental Science doctoral programs within the Department of Psychology, he is affiliated with three interdisciplinary doctoral programs: Child Language, Clinical Child Psychology and Neuroscience.


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What time should I arrive by?
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Presentation begins at 6:00 pm

Where can I park?
Prairiefire Parking Garage

What should I expect out of the evening?
A 45-60 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session.

What are the age limitations for this event?
Recommended for Adults

Do I need to bring anything?
Your curiosity!