Sport & Exercise Science, Sports Medicine & Healthcare

The 2011 Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture

Does physical activity play a role in cancer prevention?
The 2011 Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture
Bristol University, Peel Lecture Theatre,
School of Geographical Sciences, Bristol
5.30, Tuesday, 22nd. February 2011

This year’s Jerry Morris Memorial lecture will be given by Dr I-Min Lee, Harvard University, School of Public Health, who will present “Does physical activity play a role in cancer prevention?”.

Dr Lee is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Her main research interest is in the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing chronic disease.

This extends to characteristics associated with a physically active way of life, such as the maintenance of ideal body weight.

There is no need to book, simply turn up and enjoy what promises to be an absorbing and enjoyable evening.

This annual public lecture is dedicated to Professor J N “Jerry” Morris in honour of his scientific contribution to public health.

Educated in Glasgow and London, Jerry became the Director of the Medical Research Council’s Social Medicine Unit which in 1967 moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

In 1953, Jerry and his colleagues began publishing landmark studies on exercise and heart disease which were to open the door for what is now a vast literature on exercise epidemiology.

Jerry remained an active member of the Department of Public Health & Policy at the LSHTM, even after he ‘retired’ in 1975 and was honoured at the centennial Olympic Games in Sydney with a special medal in recognition of his pioneering studies into exercise and heart disease.

He sadly passed away in 1999, aged 99.

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