The University of Findlay will host a presentation by Michael Roizen, M.D., chief medical consultant to “The Dr. Oz Show,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Alumni Memorial Union. There is no cost to attend.
Roizen will address overall wellness – an increasingly important topic in today’s world, where preventable diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes are diagnosed at an alarming rate.
At The University of Findlay, a wellness course is required as a general education class for all students. The goal for this class is not only to increase each student’s knowledge of how to be healthy but also how to translate that knowledge into healthy behavior outcomes that result in living a healthier, longer, more enjoyable life.
In addition to consulting with “The Dr. Oz Show,” Roizen is chair of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. The Wellness Institute aims to elevate preventive care and wellness as a core brand of Cleveland Clinic and a core value taught to patients, employees and communities.
Roizen’s book, “RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?” became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was awarded the Best Wellness Book of 1999 by the Books for a Better Life awards. Other books include the New York Times bestseller “The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger With What You Eat,” “Cooking the RealAge Way,” both written with Dr. John La Puma, and “The RealAge Makeover.” “YOU: The Owner’s Manual,” written with Dr. Mehmet Oz, debuted in 2005 and also was a #1 New York Times bestseller; additional bestseller “YOU” books followed.
Roizen has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Today,” CBN, CNN, CBS, “Good Morning America,” “The Dr. Oz. Show,” “The Montel Williams Show,” “Larry King Live,” and has four PBS fundraising specials. Roizen and Oz write a monthly column for “Success,” a quarterly column for the nursing magazine “Every Woman” and a daily newspaper column syndicated to more than 130 newspapers by King Syndication. Roizen also has been featured in many popular monthly magazines.
Roizen is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital and completed public health service at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Irv Kopin and Nobel Prize winner Julius Axelrod.