Inaugural Jack Cogan IM Grand Rounds Lecture: Why Should I Bother Being Physically Active?

Event Date: October 5th, 2021

I-Min Lee, ScD, MPH (BWH)

Inaugural Jack Cogan IM Grand Rounds Lecture: Why Should I Bother Being Physically Active?

The Osher Center is to host the inaugural endowed annual lecture to honor the life of Mr. Jack Cogan on October 5th, 2021 at 4:00pm ET. The lecture series recognizes Mr Cogan’s commitment to physical activity and health, and his intersection with and support of Integrative Medicine at the Osher Center.

This first installment of the lecture series features Dr. I-Min Lee. Drawing on her decades of research experience, Dr. I Min Lee––Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health–– will review the many health benefits of physical activity, how much (little) activity is needed to produce these benefits, and discuss current research addressing gaps in knowledge.

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Description: Inaugural Jack Cogan Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds.
Presenter: I-Min Lee, ScD, MPH
Title: Why Should I Bother Being Active?
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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 5th| 4:00pm – 5:00pm US ET*
Cost: Free. CME credit available.

If you want to request CME credit for virtual participation, to be eligible, send an email between 4:00-4:30pm on Tuesday, October 5th with your full name, degree and organization to [email protected].

Register for the Zoom event here.
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Trouble Shooting: If you have trouble with the live stream please email: [email protected]

*Please note, this event will be virtual and will take place at a unique time (4pm EDT) relative to
typical early morning Osher Grand Rounds.

Presenter Biography: I-Min Lee

I-Min Lee is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received her medical training from the National University of Singapore and her public health training from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr Lee’s primary area of research interest is in the role of physical activity for enhancing longevity, health and well-being, and in women’s health. She is the lead editor of Epidemiologic Methods in Physical Activity Studies (which has also been translated into the Korean language) and is a co-editor of Physical Activity Epidemiology (which has also been translated into the Chinese language). She has served on national and international expert panels developing physical activity guidelines, including the 2008 US Physical Activity Guidelines, the 2010 WHO Global Recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, and the 2013 AHA/ACC Guideline on Lifestyle Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Lancet Physical Activity Series.

She is a principal investigator of the Women’s Health Study (WHS), a completed randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial testing low-dose aspirin and vitamin E for preventing cardiovascular disease andcancer among 40,000 women, 1992-2004, whose participants now continue to be followed observationally.She is principal investigator of a study that objectively measured 7 days of physical activity with accelerometers in 18,000 women from the WHS from 2011-2015; participants are being followed for health outcomes. “Walking the talk”, she obsessively monitors her daily step count.