Third Annual Huffines Discussion Brings National Thinkers to A&M


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: November 03, 2013

Eight national thinkers in the world of human performance and sports science bring their knowledge and insight to Texas A&M and the Brazos Valley community.

The third annual Huffines Discussion is happening Friday, November 15, at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center. Doors open at 12:30 with the first presentation beginning at 1pm.

Each speaker gets 15 minutes to their latest findings to the audience on a conversational level.

All of the speakers are passionate about their topics and the talks should be powerful. Admission is free, made possible by the Sydney and J.L. Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Ed Howley
    • Emeritus Professor, University of Tennessee
    • “How Much Exercise Is Enough?”
  • Mr. Charlie Kimball
    • Driver, IndyCar Series
    • “Diabetes In The Fast Lane”
  • Dr. Jim Pivarnik
    • Professor, Michigan State University
    • “Exercise and Pregnancy: Past, Present, and Future”
  • Dr. Janet Rankin
    • Professor, Virginia Tech University
    • “Fit Me, Fit Planet”
  • Dr. Roberta Anding
    • Director of Sports Nutrition at Texas Children’s Hospital
    • “Sports Nutrition: Peewees to Pros”
  • Dr. Robert Sallis
    • Kaiser-Permanente, Exercise is Medicine Advisory Board Chairman
    • “Exercise and Health: How to Prescribe Exercise in Clinical Practice”
  • Mr. Adam Sargent
    • Academic Advisor, University of Notre Dame
    • “Wonderfully Flawed”
  • Coach Mark Johnson
    • College Baseball Hall of Fame
    • “Athletics as the Front Porch of the University: Why Athletics is Important to a University’s Mission”

The Huffines Institute will also give away door prizes for students , including Nook Ultras!

For more about the Huffines Institute, please visit their website.