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Seminars from 2019

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 James O. Hill, PhD or Julie Locher, PhD.

Date Speaker Topic Video
January 8 Srinivasan Dasarathy, MD, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Professor of Medicine, Director, Liver Metabolism Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation "Sarcopenia in liver disease- mechanistic basis of therapeutic options" video
January 15 Jacqueline M. Stephens, PhD, Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University "Emerging roles of the JAK-STAT signaling pathway in adipocytes" video
January 22 Karen L. Edwards, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Professor, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine "Metabolic Syndrome: A Genetic Epidemiologic Odyssey"  
*January 23 Adele Lauren Fowler, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, UAB "The Life of a Comparative Animal Nutritionist: From Zebrafish to Nutritional Epidemiology"  
January 29   Cancelled  
February 5 Ellen W. Demerath, PhD, Chair, Maternal and Child, Health MPH Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN "Message (not) in a Bottle: Breast Milk Quality and Quantity and the Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity" video
*February 8 Kelsey Gabel, MS, RD, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition "Health benefits of time restricted feeding"  
February 12 Abdul G. Dulloo, PhD, Professor, Department Endocrinology, Metabolism & Cardiovascular System, Faculty of Sciences & Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland "Does Dieting and Weight Cycling make People Fatter?" video
February 19 Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex and Gender Research "Re-focusing Obesity Prevention on Young Adults: Pregnancy and Other Strategic Opportunities" video
February 26 Aaron Cypess, MD, PhD, MMSc, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health "Activating Human Brown Adipose Tissue to Treat Metabolic Disease – Advances, Alarms, and Amazements"  
March 5 Stella Aslibekyan, PhD "TBD"  
March 12 TBA "TBD"  
March 19 Jennifer Ligibel, MD "TBD"  
March 26 Debra Haire‚ÄźJoshu, PhD "TBD"  
April 2 AHA "TBD"  
April 9 Denise Houston, PhD "TBD"  
April 16 Corby Martin, PhD "TBD"  
April 23 Kevin Niswender, PhD, MD "TBD"  
April 30 Merry-Lynn McDonald, MSc, PhD "TBD"  
May 7 Michaela Kiernan, PhD "TBD"  
May 14 Christie Befort, PhD "TBD"  
May 21 Laura Saslow, PhD "TBD"  
May 28 Donnelly "TBD"  

* Special NORC Seminar