The Department of Epidemiology Invites You to Dr. Fred Tabung's Presentation "The Inflammatory and Insulinemic Potential of Diet and Risk of Cancer" on August 23
Dr. Fred Tabung will visit the Department of Epidemiology and the IUSCC August 22-23. He will present "The Inflammatory and Insulinemic Potential of Diet and Risk of Cancer." Inflammatory and insulin responses play important roles in the development of cancer, and diet has been shown to modulate these biological pathways. It is thus likely that dietary patterns associated with levels of circulating inflammatory or insulin response markers may alter cancer risk. Dr. Fred Tabung and his colleagues developed empirical hypothesis-oriented dietary indices to assess the inflammatory or insulinemic potential of diet. In this talk, Dr. Fred Tabung will present the development of the index scores and share findings of their application to examine cancer risk.
Dr. Fred Tabung earned his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health. His research interests include the role of dietary patterns in cancer prevention and control; and biological mechanisms underlying the associations between diet and cancer, including inflammation, insulin response and metabolomics.
Dr. Tabung received his MS in Public Health from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health and his Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon. He is currently a research associate and PI of an NIH K99/R00 grant at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
Dr. Fred Tabung
Wednesday, August 23 | 9:30 AM | R4 101