Carl S. Blyth Lecture Series

This lecture is given annually in memory of the late Dr. Carl Blyth, who served as a dedicated Department of Exercise and Sport Science faculty member at the University of North Carolina for 36 years. During Dr. Blyth's tenure as Department Chair, 1970-1980, the department was transformed into one of the leading applied science programs in the country. Dr. Blyth founded the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research at UNC, which has since served as the epicenter for the surveillance of catastrophic sport injuries. Dr. Carl Blyth retired from UNC in 1985, at which point this annual lecture as initiated in his honor.

When Mar 27, 2019
from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where Fetzer Hall room 109
Contact Name
Contact Phone 919-962-2021
Attendees All are welcome.
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The Department of Exercise and Sport Science Blyth Lecture Serires presents Dr. Liz Joy. Dr. Joy is the Medical Director for Community Health, Health Promotion and Wellness, and Food & Nutrition at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. In addition, Dr. Joy practices Family Medicine and Sports Medicine at the Salt Lake Clinic LiVe Well Center and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She completed a Family Medicine Residency and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota and completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Utah. Dr. Joy served as President for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) (2016-17), and previously held 2 terms of office on the Board of Trustees for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Joy holds a position on the Editorial Board for The Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, and is Associate Editor for Current Sports Medicine Reports and serves on the Exercise Is Medicine Steering Committee for the ACSM, and chairs the Healthcare Workgroup for the National Physical Activity Plan.  She developed and directed the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Utah from 1998 until 2010. She has authored many journal articles and textbook chapters on a wide variety of topics in sports and exercise medicine. Her talk will provide an overview of Exercise Is Medicine and share the efforts of Intermountain Healthcare in promoting physical activity to patients, employees, insurance company members, and to the broader community. 

Quoting Robert Butler, "If exercise could be packed in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation." Yet, less than 25% of American adults meet recommended levels of aerobic and muscle strength physical activity. It will take a multi-level, multi-stakeholder effort to help youth and adults achieve health -promoting levels of physical activity.

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