Special Introduction by Kathy Freston
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of Barnard Medical Center.
Dr. Barnard is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award, and has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.
On May 4th, Dr. Barnard will address the benefits of a plant-based diet. His latest book, The Cheese Trap focuses on the detrimental impact of dairy on our health. For more information about The Cheese Trap, visit the PCRM website.
UCSB Vegan Studies is also thrilled to welcome Kathy Freston. A staunch advocate for veganism and New York Times best-selling author of The Lean, Veganist, and The Book of Veganish, Kathy will introduce Dr. Barnard and speak about the impact veganism on our well-being.
Please plan to stay after the lecture for a vegan cheese tasting, courtesy of Miyoko’s and a vegan buffet dinner courtesy of Hungry Planet. Copies of Dr. Barnard's new book, The Cheese Trap, will be available for purchase. The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now!