Garn, who joined the U-M in 1968, is professor of nutrition and of anthropology and a fellow in the center.
The symposium will include a keynote address at 1:15 p.m. by Norman Kretchmer of the University of California at Berkeley and at San Francisco. His topic: Ethnic Diabetes Mellitus: An Archetype of Bioanthropology.
Also scheduled: 2:15 p.m., Paul Baker from Pennsylvania State University, Body Sizes and Shapes: Are They Adaptations?; 3 p.m., Adam Drewnowski, professor of community health programs, Human Obesities: Genetic or Diet-Induced?; 3:30 p.m., Victor M. Hawthorne, professor emeritus of epidemiology, closing discussion, followed by a reception at 4 p.m.