Dr. Mitchell's recent obesity talks

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dr. Nia Mitchell is no stranger to speaking at events, especially when the subject is about obesity, her primary research focus. She has been on the road lately presenting for two events in Richmond, Virginia.

"A Conversation About Obesity and Body Image" 

The Faces of H.O.P.E., an organization who's focus is on breaking the cycle of obesity
September 26, 2018

In honor of childhood obesity awareness month, which is during the month of September, Mitchell spoke at a breakfast event at Faces of HOPE, a community organization with the goal of preventing and treating childhood obesity. She discussed how society projects unrealistic expectations about body image and how internalizing these expectations can have long-term damage. She also provided information about how to encourage everyone to have a positive body image. 

"Evaluation of a National, Nonprofit, Low-Cost Weight Loss Program"

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
October 4, 2018

Mitchell was invited to give the Dr. J. David Markham Award Lecture at the Virginia Commonwealth University Division of General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds. Her presentation explained her research with Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) program.

"I really appreciated how her presentation blended her academic work with the practical, real-world issues our patients face in the management of their obesity."

"I really appreciated how her presentation blended her academic work with the practical, real-world issues our patients face in the management of their obesity," said Jeffrey Kushinka, MD, Chair of the Division of General Internal Medicine at VCU. 

Dr. Mitchell also had the opportunity to speak to VCU residents and chief residents at their morning report about the “The art of self-promotion: successfully marketing your research.”

Click here for Dr. Mitchell's academic profile.