Gary Taubes is an award-winning science and health investigative journalist and best-selling author of the books Good Calories Bad Calories, Why We Get Fat, and The Case Against Sugar.
His 2002 New York Times Magazine cover story “What if it’s all been a big fat lie?” caused a big stir in the ongoing fat-versus-carbohydrates discussions. A topic that led him to delve into a years-long research expedition to bring to light the dubious and conflicting history of nutrition science. Since his New York Times article, Taubes has been shaking up our preconceptions about diet and health, challenging the status quo by exposing flaws in the early dietary studies that have governed public perceptions for decades.
Taubes was invited to San Antonio as the guest speaker for this year’s annual History of Medicine Dinner sponsored by San Antonio Science and the Friends of the P.I. Nixon Medical Historical Library. Fortunately for students, he will also be giving a short presentation and host a Q&A with the audience on Friday, Oct. 26 in the afternoon at 2:00pm in the ALTC room 3.304. Please join us for a free and exciting discussion!
If you are interested in attending the History of Medicine Dinner, taking place on Friday Oct. 26 at 6:30pm at the Valero Community Engagement Center, there is still time to register. The registration deadline is Oct. 15 and the cost is $35 for students. The night will offer coffee, dinner, wine, and dessert with an hour-long presentation by Gary Taubes on his most recent book, The Case Against Sugar, concluding with book signing session. If you are a student, you can also place yourself on the sponsorship waitlist for the opportunity to attend the dinner for free.
Registration for the dinner and placement on the sponsorship waitlist can be completed here: