The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


The 2007 Lecture Series Schedule Released

We are proud to present the line-up of speakers and venues for the 2007 Preventive Medicine Lecture Series. A special thanks also goes out to all those who supported the 2006 Lecture Series and we look forward to seeing you back for another year!

If you would like to subscribe or have any questions about the upcoming Preventive Medicine Lectures Series, please feel free to call our Development Office at (972) 341-3200 or toll-free at (800) 635-7050.

Date & Location:
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 6:30pm
The Residence of Rich & Tucker Enthoven


Innovations in Cardiovascular Care

Tony Das, M.D.
Interventional Cardiologist
Director of Peripheral Interventions
Presbyterian Hospital - Dallas

Dr. Das is a board-certified interventional cardiologist who specializes in minimally invasive, nonsurgical therapy for vascular disease. He has advanced training in balloon angioplasty, laser, and stent therapy for coronary and peripheral vascular disease. He has been in private practice in Cardiology in Dallas with Cardiology and Vascular Associates of Dallas since 1996.

Dr. Das is the Director of Peripheral Interventions at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He is actively involved in clinical research. His research studies involve evaluating drug-eluting stents, new wires for opening chronic total occlusions, and laser technology for treating long superficial femoral artery occlusions and below-the-knee vascular disease. Since beginning his practice, Dr. Das has also completed advanced training in the endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid disease with stents. Dr. Das has written many articles and abstracts and given presentations worldwide on coronary and peripheral vascular disease.

Date & Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2007 - 6:30P.M.
Hotel Palomar Dallas - Opus II Ballroom
5300 East Mockingbird Lane (at Central Expressway)

Brain Health: How To Maintain It

Daniel Amen, M.D.
CEO and Medical Director
Amen Clinics, Inc. (Brain Center)
Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association;
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, U-Cal Irvine School of Medicine

Daniel G. Amen, MD is a child and adult psychiatrist, brain imaging specialist, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the CEO and medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. in Newport Beach and Fairfield, California, Tacoma, Washington and Reston, Virginia. Amen Clinics, Inc have the world's largest database of functional brain scans relating to psychiatric medicine, totaling now more than 40,000 scans, and the clinics have seen patients from 51 countries.

Dr. Amen is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine where he teaches seminars on brain imaging, brain injury, behavioral neuroanatomy, Adult ADD, hypnosis, biofeedback, and the use of supplements in psychiatry.

Dr. Amen is the author of 22 books and a number of audio and video programs. Dr. Amen, together with The United Paramount Network and Leeza Gibbons, produced a show called The Truth About Drinking, on alcohol education for teenagers, which won an Emmy Award for the Best Educational Television Show. In 1999, Random House published Dr. Amen's book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, which has been on the New York Times bestseller list and is translated into 13 languages. He is also the author of Healing ADD, Healing The Hardware of the Soul, Making A Good Brain Great and the co-author of Healing Anxiety and Depression and Preventing Alzheimer's. The audiobook for Making A Good Brain Great received Audiofile Magazine's Earphone Award, the audiobook industry equivalent to the Grammy Awards. In January 2007, Harmony Books will publish Dr. Amen's upcoming book, Sex On The Brain.

Date & Location:
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 6:30P.M.
The Residence of Marianne & Roger Staubach

What Are We Doing To Our Kids, Texas?

Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Founder & Chairman
The Cooper Institute

When Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H., published his first bestseller, Aerobics, in 1968, he introduced a new word and a new concept to America. Millions of people started exercising, motivated by his preventive medicine research, persuasive public appearances, and a series of inspiring books. In short, a young Air Force physician who had once been a track star in his native Oklahoma had started a worldwide fitness revolution.

During his 13 years of military service, Dr. Cooper served as director of the Aerospace Medical Laboratory in San Antonio and worked with the National Aeronautics Space Administration in conditioning America's astronauts for space. He developed the 12-minute fitness test and the Aerobics Point System, which today is used by military organizations, amateur and professional athletic teams, and many public schools and universities all over the world. Two years after the publication of Aerobics (Bantam, 1968) Dr. Cooper resigned from the U.S. Air Force to pursue full-time exploration of the relationship between exercise and health and longevity.

By 1970 Dr. Cooper's dream was becoming a reality with the launch of The Cooper Aerobics Center. The Cooper Fitness Center achieved a significant milestone with over 2,000 members by 1981. The following decade proved to be a time of significant growth with the construction of The Guest Lodge hotel for travelers and the acquisition of an adjacent building, which was renovated to house the nonprofit, The Cooper Institute. Dr. Cooper next developed an intensive live-in program, Cooper Wellness Program, offering participants four, six, or 13-day sessions for total wellness assessment and lifestyle modification. The 1990s brought additional development, spreading Dr. Cooper's wellness goals across the 30-acre campus with the creation of The Spa and, ultimately, across the world, with the inception of Cooper Ventures consulting services. Bringing the Cooper message into the new millennium, Cooper Concepts, developer of Cooper Complete multivitamins, launched "Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper," a nationally syndicated radio show. Stretching his international reach, Dr. Cooper has lectured in more than 50 countries and authored 18 books, which have been translated into 41 languages and Braille and total more than 30 million copies sold.

Today Dr. Cooper, recognized as the leader of the international physical fitness movement and credited with motivating more people to exercise in pursuit of good health than any other person, serves as president and chief executive officer of The Cooper Aerobics Center. He holds a B.S. degree and an M.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma as well as an M.P.H. degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health, and he is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. A 450-person staff shares Dr. Cooper's mission to educate and encourage optimum health in as many segments of the population as possible.

Date & Location:
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 6:30P.M.
The Residence of Mary Ann & Frank Mihalopoulos

Omega 3's and Your Health

Bruce Holub, Ph.D
Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Health & Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Bruce Holub is University Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph. He received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Guelph (1967) and his Ph.D. (Major in Biochemistry with Minor in Nutrition) from the University of Toronto (1971). Dr. Holub received Post-doctoral training as an MRC Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has served as President, Nutrition Society of Canada and Chair, Nutrition Task Force (Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario). He has authored over 200 papers in scientific journals (medical, nutrition, other) in addition to various book chapters and conference proceedings. His research program is focused on dietary omega-3 fatty acids from fish/fish oils, plant oils, and resulting nutraceuticals plus functional foods for human health and the prevention/management of cardiovascular disease and other chronic disorders.

Dr. Holub has been active in the evaluation of nutraceuticals and agri-foods for improving human health, disease prevention and management, and their potential for considerable cost-savings to the healthcare system. He has also been studying the composition and health risks associated with foods containing "trans" fatty acids. Dr. Holub also maintains active collaborative research with clinical groups at various Canadian medical schools, the Mayo Clinic in the United States, Japan, Greenland, and the agri-food sectors.