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Seminars from 2005

The seminar is sponsored by the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and co-sponsored by the Department of Nutrition Sciences.

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This seminar series is held in the Ryals Public Health Building, Room 107 on Tuesdays at Noon. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact David Allison, PhD or Pi-Ling Chang, PhD.

Date Speaker Topic Resources
January 4 Dr. Douglas Heimburger
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Tasting Menu" I: UAB’s EatRight Program
EatRight Past (history, scientific basis)
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Ms. Suzanne Henson
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Tasting Menu" I: UAB’s EatRight Program
EatRight Present (key features and operational principles)
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Dr. Jamy Ard
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Tasting Menu" I: UAB’s EatRight Program
EatRight Future (ongoing research and new initiatives)
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January 11 Dr. Myra Crawford "Tasting Menu" II: Family Medicine & Community Programs
PDA Obesity Treatment in Family Practice
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Dr. Michael Wyss "Tasting Menu" II: Family Medicine & Community Programs
CORD Jazzercise Program in Birmingham Schools
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Dr. Monica Baskin "Tasting Menu" II: Family Medicine & Community Programs
Impact of Fruit and Vegetable Cost on Obesity in Children and Parents
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January 18 John B. Vincent, Ph.D.
UAB
Recent Advances in the Biochemistry of Chromium (III) Slides

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January 25 Dr. Frank Franklin
UAB
"Tasting Menu" III: Pediatric, Public Health & Community Programs
Pediatric Obesity Programs at UAB
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Dr. Max Michael
UAB
"Tasting Menu" III: Pediatric, Public Health & Community Programs
SOPH’s Birmingham Walks Program
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Dr. Michael Weaver
UAB
"Tasting Menu" III: Pediatric, Public Health & Community Programs
School of Nursing’s Community Outreach
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February 1 Mark A. Tepper, Ph.D.
CytRx Laboratories, Inc.
Use of RNAi Technology to Develop Molecular Medicines to Treat Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Slides and Video not available
February 8 Mary Boggiano, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology, UAB
Eating Disorders: New Insights from Animal Models Slides

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February 15 Kirill M. Popov, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB
Regulation of Mammalian Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Slides

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February 18 Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D.
Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
Metabolic Action of IKK/NF-kB in Tissue-Specific Manner: From Insulin Resistance, Obesity to Muscle Wasting Slides and Video not available
February 22 Theodore Drell, Ph.D.
Almased USA, Inc.
The Role of a High Soy Protein Diet in Weight Loss Slides

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March 1 Fredrik Lonnqvist, M.D., Ph.D.
Stockholm, Sweden
AMPK and Cortisol as Metabolic Targets in a Clinical Drug Development Perspective Slides

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March 8 Byung-Hong Chung, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Science, UAB
Postprandial Lipemia: It’s Role in Reverse Cholesterol Transport and Dietary Fat Mediated Change in Endogenous Lipoprotein Cholesterol Slides

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March 15 Nengjun Yi, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics, UAB
Mapping Complex Epistatic QTL for Obesity in Experimental Designs Slides

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March 22 Rachel P. Wildman, Ph.D.
Tulane Univ. New Orleans, La.
Obesity and the Vasculature: Is the damage permanent or can our arteries bounce back Slides

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April 12 Majd Zayzafoon, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, UAB
NFAT: New Anabolic Target to Treat Osteoporosis Slides and Video not available
April 15 Alan Attie
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mining the Mouse Genome for Diabetes Susceptibility Genes Slides and Video not available
April 19 Bettina Mittendorfer, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
Sexual Dimorphism in Human Lipid Metabolism Slides

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April 26 Donna Arnett, Ph.D.
Department of Epidemiology, UAB
Genetic Modifiers of Triglyceride Response to a High Fat Meal: Observations from the GOLDN Study Slides

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May 3 Jose Fernandez, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
Gene, Race and Obesity: Are We Making Any Progress? Slides

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May 17 Elizabeth Blum, Ph.D.
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
Hormonal Influences on Male- and Female- Advantage Components of Spatial Cognition Slides and Video not available
September 6 David B. Allison, Ph.D. and Timothy Garvey, M.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
State of the CNRU Address Slides and Video not available
September 13 Natalia Y. Kedishvili, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB
Regulation of Retinoic Acid Biosynthesis: Links to Diabetes and Obesity? Slides and Video not available
September 20 Richard Simerly
Childrens Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Wired for Feeding: Leptin and Development of Hypothalamic Neural Circuitry Slides and Video not available
September 27 David Kump, Ph.D.
Department of Genomics, UAB
How to Gain Fat: Mechanisms of Fat Increase with Exercise Cessation in Rats Slides not available
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October 4 Phil Scherer, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Bronx, NY
The Role of Adipocyte-Derived Factors in Metabolism, Inflammation and Cancer video
October 11 Santosh K. Katiyar, Ph.D.
Department of Dermatology, UAB
Skin Cancer: Causes, Mechanisms, and Preventive Approaches Using Dietary Botanical Supplements Slides

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October 25 Paul Wolkowicz, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Dept. of UAB
What I Don't Know About Fatty Acid Oxidation Slides

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November 1 Ian Janssen, Ph.D.
School of Physical & Health Education and Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, Queen’s University
Sarcopenic-Obesity: What Is It And How Do We Assess It? Slides

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November 8 Christopher Newland, Ph.D.
Auburn University
Experimental Neurotoxicology of Methylmercury:Roles of Nutrition and Dosing Regimen in its Behavioral Effects Slides

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November 15 Jing X Kang, PhD, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Slides and Video not available
November 22 David B. Allison, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics, Department of Nutrition, UAB
Obesity & Mortality: Questions and Controversy Slides

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November 29 Helen Olivia Thomas, Ph.D.
Visiting Researcher, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Miami
The Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents Slides and Video not available
December 6 Anthony Ferrante, Jr., MD,PhD
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, New York
Macrophages, Inflammation and Obesity Slides and Video not available
December 13 Stephen Marshall
Hexos Inc, Washington State
Endocrine and Nutritional Regulation of Fuel Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis: Role of Nutrient Signaling Pathways Slides

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