Rogers to discuss surgical solutions to weight loss at Research Unplugged

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Ann Rogers M.D., director of the Surgical Weight Loss Program at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, will discuss "A Weighty Issue: Understanding Surgical Solutions to Obesity" at the fifth Research Unplugged event of the semester this Thursday, Nov. 7, at 12:30 p.m. in Schlow Centre Region Library, downtown State College.

Obesity can contribute to serious health problems and is considered a national epidemic. Permanent weight loss is difficult to achieve. When is weight loss surgery an appropriate option? What types of surgery are there? Rogers will discuss these issues and more.

Her research interests include quality improvement in surgical techniques, clinical outcomes in weight loss surgery, and brain and gut hormone changes after weight loss surgery. She attended Cornell University, and Cornell University Medical College, and completed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, where she was later named Director of the General Surgery Residency Program.

Research Unplugged is in its 10th year of bringing together a broad range of Penn State researchers and the State College community for informal conversation.
All events will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each Thursday through Nov. 14, and are free and open to the public, with complimentary light refreshments. Limited free parking is available at Schlow Library beginning at 11:45 a.m. The series is made possible with the support of Penn State and Schlow Library.

Last Updated November 07, 2013