This seminar series is held in the Ryals Public Health Building, Room 407 on Tuesdays at Noon. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact David Allison, PhD  or Maria DeLuca, PhD .
|January 3||Vsevolod Polotsky, M.D., Ph.D.
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
|Sleep Disordered Breathing and Metabolic Dysfunction: The Chicken or the Egg|
|January 17||Edmond K. Kabagambe, Ph.D.
School of Public Health, UAB
|Dietary Intake, Biomarkers, The Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease|
|January 19||Neil Binkley, M.D.
University of Wisconsin Medical School
|"Vitamin D Status and Measurement"|
|January 24||Philip Kern, M.D.
UAMS Medical Center
|“Metabolic Syndrome: Fat In All The Wrong Places.”|
|January 31||John Chatham, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
|“Protein-O-Glycosylation and the Heart: How Sweet It Is...”|
|February 7||Jay Horton
|PCSK9's Role in the Regulation of Plasma Cholesterol Levels|
|February 14||Charles Billington, M.D.
University of Minnesota
|“Beyond Setpoint: The Challenge of Increasing Obesity.”|
|February 21||Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D.
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
|The Search for Obesity and Diabetes Genes: Updates From the Trail|
|February 28||James Hicks, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
|“Eat and Run: Prioritization of Oxygen Delivery During Elevated Metabolic States.”|
|March 7||Guillermo Oliver
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
|“Molecular Mechanism Regulating the Development of the Lymphatic Vasculature in Health and Disease.”|
|March 14||Dr. Thomas W. Gettys
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
|"Nutrient Sensing Mechanisms which Link Composition of Dietary Lipid to Specificity of Transcriptional Responses in the Liver"|
|March 17||Kathleen Tharp
University of Iowa
|"Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Obesity in Rural Iowans"|
|March 21||Linda Kao, Ph.D.
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
|“Coffee Consumption and Risk of Diabetes.”|
|March 28||Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
|“Synaptic Plasticity and Energy Metabolism.”|
|April 11||Joe Bass
|Circadian Networks in Obesity, Metabolism and Behavior|
|April 18||Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D.
|“Depression and Diabetes: The Chicken or the Egg”|
|April 25||Russell T. Hepple, Ph.D.
University of Calgary
|“Long-Term Caloric Restriction Prevents the Age-Associated Decline in Skeletal Muscle Aerobic Function.”|
|May 2||Mulchand Patel
|“Why Are We So Fat?”|
|September 5||Charles Mobbs, PhD
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
|"Glucose-Sensing Neurons: Mechanisms and Functions"|
|September 12||Barbara Rolls, PhD
Penn State University
|"Dietary Strategies to Enhance Satiety: Implications for Weight Management"|
|September 19||Earl Ford, MD, MPH
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
|"Metabolic Syndrome: Epidemiological and Public Health Considerations"|
|September 26||Nir Barzilai, MD||"Why Did Moses Live to be 120 Years Old?"|
|October 3||David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
|"A Low Glycemic Diet in the Treatment of Obesity and Related Complications"|
|October 10||Richard Cooper, MD
Loyola University Chicago
|"Facts and Fallacies on Race, Genes and Common Disease"|
|October 17||Josep Vidal||"GLP-1 and Gastric Bypass Surgery"|
|October 31||Monica Baskin, PhD
Department of Health Behavior, UAB
|"Obesity Prevention among African-American Women and Girls:Trick or Treat?"|
|November 7||Marla Sokolowski,PhD
University of Toronto
|"Food Related Behaviors: From Nature to Molecule and Back Again."|
|November 14||Cynthia Sites, MD
|"Risk of Metabolic Syndrome After Menopause: What Can We Offer?"|
|November 21||Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH
Department of Medicine,UAB
|"Cardiac Rehabilitation 2006"|
|November 28||Leonard Epstein, PhD
University at Buffalo
|"Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity."|
|December 12||Ioannis Constantinidis, PhD
University of Florida
|"Use of NMR techniques to Examine Islets and Beta Cell Metabolism."|