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Seminars from 2009

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 is held in the Learning Resource Center, Room 114 on Tuesdays at Noon. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact David Allison, PhD or Maria DeLuca, PhD.

Date Speaker Topic Resources
January 6 Ya-Xiong Tao, PhD
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
"Molecular Mechanism's and Therapeutic Implications of Neural Melanocortin Receptor Dysfunction in Human Obesity video
January 13 Val Sheffield, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
"The Molecular Pathophysiology of the Human Obesity Disorder, Bardet-Biedl Syndrome video
January 20 Gregory W.Heath, DHSc, MPH
University of Tennessee
"Increasing physical activity at the community level: What's the evidence? (Cancelled and to be re-scheduled) Seminar was cancelled 
January 27 Boris Pasche,MD
UAB
"The role of the adiponectin pathway in breast and colon cancer susceptibility" video
February 3 Myles S. Faith, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Food, Feeding and Phenotypes in Early Childhood Obesity" video
February 10 Jonathan D. Roth, PhD
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"Integrated Neurohormonal Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity"  
February 17 Randall R. Sakai, PhD
University of Cincinnati Med CTR, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Social Dominance and Adiposity" video
February 24 Steven N. Blair,P.E.D., PhD
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
"Physical Acitivity in the Prevention of Weight Gain Management of Obesity" video
March 3 Nathaniel J. Dominy, PhD
University of California
"Evolution of the Human Diet" video
March 10 Yu-Hua Tseng, PhD
Havard Medical School
"Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Adipocyte Development"  
March 17 David W. Stepp, PhD
Medical College of Georgia
"The role of PTP1B in the Metabolic and Vascular Consequence of Obesity" video
March 24 Peter Muennig, MD, MPH
Columbia University, New York
"The body politic: does psychological stigma play a role in obesity-associated morbidity?"  
March 31 Susan Y. Chu, PhD, MSPH
Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
"Obesity and Pregnancy- Trends & Complications" video
April 14 Elizabeth Goodman, MD
Pediatric Clinical Research Center, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Obesity and the Biology of Social Justice"(Cancelled due to inclement weather)  
April 21 Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
"Global Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes: The Role of Genetic Susceptibility vs. Environment" video
April 28 F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH
Columbia University, New York City
"Health Effects of Intentional Weight Loss"  
May 5 Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD
Harvard Medical School
"Early Life Determinants of Diabetes Risk"  
June 2 Andrew Hills, PhD and Nuala Byrne, PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
"Biological and behavioral compensations to energy restriction and weight loss" video
September 8 Julie A. Mennella, PhD
Research Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Contribution of genes and experiential factors in individual differences in taste and food preferences during childhood" video
September 15 Steven K.Grinispoon,MD
Harvard Medical School
"Novel Strategies to Reduce Visceral Fat in HIV Lipodystophy-The Role of Growth Hormone" video
September 29 Robert H. Eckel, MD
Unversity of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine
"Macronutrient Fuel Partitioning, Insulin Action, Energy Balance, and Body Weight Regulation" video
October 6 David A. Kessler, MD
University of California, San Francisco
"The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite"  
October 13 Russell Pate, PhD
University of South Carolina
"Policies to Promote Physical Activity for Obesity Prevention in Youth" video
October 20 Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
"Increasing physical activity at the community level: What's the evidence?" video
November 03 Paul S. MacLean, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
"Countering the Biological Drive to Regain Weight with Regular Exercise" video
November 10 Jorge Vizcarra, PhD
Food and Animal Science, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama
"Ghrelin and feed intake: differential role in mammalian and avian species." video
November 17 Kevin Grove, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
"Fetal lipotoxicity and the development of metabolic systems." video
November 24 Kevin Hall, PhD
NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD
"Mechanistic mathematical models for metabolism and body composition change." video
December 01 Paul Coates, PhD
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
"The NIH and Dietary Supplements: A (Challenging) Partnership." video
December 08 Satish C. Kalhan, MD
Lerner Reserach Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
"Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease." video
December 15 Alexandra C. McPherron, PhD
Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, NIDDK/NIH
"Metabolic Effects of Myostatin Inhibition."