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Seminars from 2018

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

This seminar is held in the Learning Resource Center on Tuesdays at Noon. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact Tim R. Nagy, PhD or Julie Locher, PhD.

Date Speaker Topic Video
January 9 Adrienne C. Scheck, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Arizona State University & Associate Investigator, Cancer Biology Program, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ "Pluripotent Effects of Metabolic Ketosis for the Adjuvant Treatment of Brain Tumors" video
*January 10 James O. Hill, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), University of Colorado "What will it take to reduce obesity in the population?"  
January 16 Steven R. Smith, MD, Chief Scientific Officer / SVP, Florida Hospital, Scientific Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys, Medical Discovery Institute, Orlando, FL "Metabolic Flexibility & Energy Utilization"  
January 23 William S. Yancy, Jr. , MD, MHS, FTOS, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Duke University Diet and Fitness Center, Durham, NC "Metabolic Effects of Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat Nutrition: What is the Evidence?" video
January 30 Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD, Professor, Integrative Metabolism Program, Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease, Director, Exercise Metabolism Core, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL "Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Energy Metabolism"  
February 6 Martha S. Field, PhD, Division of Nutrition Sciences, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY "Systems Approaches to Understanding Metabolism" video
February 13 Gary H. Gibbons, MD, Director, National Heart, Lung ,and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH),Metabolic, Cardiovascular and inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch, Bethesda, MD "Charting Our Future Together: Translating Discovery Science into Public Health Impact" video
February 20 Eric Ravussin, PhD, Boyd Professor, Director Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism, Associate Executive Director for Clinical Science, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA "Putting Together the Puzzle of Energy Expenditure and Its Role in Weight Control"  
February 27 Walter C. Willett, MD, Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA "Diet and Health: Finding the Path to Veritas" video
March 6 Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Professor, John W. Barton, Sr. Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition, Director of the Human Genomics Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA "Convergence between the Genetics of Obesity and its Recognized Biological and Behavioral Determinants"  
March 13 David M. Vock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN "Getting Smart about Developing Adaptive Intervention Strategies" video
March 20 Cancelled    
March 27 Michael Rosenbaum, MD, Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine, Associate Director, CTSA/Clinical Research Resource, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY "The Physiological Conspiracy Against Sustained Weight Loss" video
April 3 Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, FTOS, FACSM, Professor, Department Of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil, Chapel Hill, NC "It's Never Too Early: Obesity Prevention Strategies for Child Care Settings"  
April 10 Jessica Rothman, Ph.D. Professor Department of Anthropology Hunter College, City University of New York New York City, NY "Insights into the Nutritional Ecology of Wild Primates in Tropical Rainforests"  
April 17 Kirk M. Habegger, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes & and Metabolism, UAB "Anti-Obesity Actions of Glucagon Receptor Signaling"  
May 1 Barbara J. Rolls, Ph.D., Professor, Guthrie Chair in Nutritional Sciences, Director, Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA "Food Properties That Drive Intake"  
May 8 Tanya Agurs- Collins, PhD, RD, Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, Bethesda, MD "Obesity-Related Cancers: Opportunities and Challenges or Using Genotype to Design Weight Loss Interventions"  

* Special NORC Seminar