The Impact of Games and Play on Health

Thursday, December 1, 2011
9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

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Programs from across the University will be highlighted that focus on using video games to collect information about nutrition and exercise as well as influence facial perception skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the impact of recess on children’s performance, health and well-being.

Keynote Presentation:

  • Paul Tarini, Senior Program Officer, Pioneer Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Panel Discussions:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Amy Hillier, Assistant Professor, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bob Schultz, Director of the Center for Autism Research (CAR), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Mary Summers, Lecturer, Political Science/Health and Societies, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Just for fun

  • Nutrition games led by the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative
  • 10-Minute Recess led (via Skype) by Antronette Yancey, Professor, Department of Health Services and Co-Director, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, UCLA

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Provost’s office Year of GamesPenn IUR, and the Center for Health Behavior Research

Penn Institute for Urban ResearchUniversity of Pennsylvania's Provost’s office Year of GamesCenter for Health Behavior Research