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Seminars from 2002

Date Speaker Topic
January 8 Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD
Pathology Department, UAB
Mechanisms for the Control of Cardiovascular Function by Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species
January 15 Aminul Islam, MD, MSc, DrPH
Dept of Epidemiology and International Health, UAB
Childhood Malnutrition: Bangladesh Perspectives
January 22 Catherine Davis, PhD
Medical College of Georgia
Exercise and insulin Sensitivity: What is the Evidence?
January 29 Mark Shriver, PhD
Department of Anthropology, Penn State
Using Ancestry to Study the Genetics of Traits and Diseases in Human Populations
February 5 Xu Cao, PhD
Department of Pathology, UAB
A Novel Mechanism in the TGF-b/BMP Signaling Pathway
February 11 John Speakman, DSc
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Limits to Sustained Metabolic Rate
February 19 Catherine Fenster, PhD
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
Vascular Nitric Oxide Production: Associations with Physical Activity, Body Fat, Race and Plasma Lipids
March 5 O. Dale Williams, PhD
Department of Medicine, UAB
Weight Gain in the US CARDIA Study vs Four Samples in China: The CARDIA Study and the US-PRC Collaboration in Cardiopulmonary Epidemiology
March 12 Keith West, DrPH, MPH
Johns Hopkins University
Vitamin A Deficiency and Reproductive Health in the Developing World
March 19 Pi-Ling Chang, PhD
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation and Osteogenic Differentiation
April 2 Douglas White, PhD
Auburn University
Low Dietary Protein as a Model of Diet-Induced Obesity
April 9 Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD
Yale University
Pathogenesis of Insulin Resistance
April 16 Cristina Lara, PhD
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
Visceral Adipose Tissue in Pre-Menopausal Women: Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Fat Gain, Time, and Race
August 6 Angelo del Parigi, MD
Neuroimaging and Obesity
September 3 Richard Baumgartner, PhD
University of New Mexico
Sarcopenic-Obesity in Aging and Disease
September 10 Richard Weindruch, PhD
University of Winconsin
Caloric Restriction and Aging: Studies in Rodents and Primates
September 17 Zhanjiang (John) Liu, PhD
Auburn University
Genomic Research in Fish Ponds: From Markers to Functional Genomics
September 24 Noa Noy, PhD
Cornell University, NY
New Angles in Retinoic Acid Signalling
October 1 Roger White, PhD
Department of Medicine, UAB
Obesity and the Vascular Response to Injury in Zucker Rats
October 8 Noelle Cockett, PhD
Utah State University
Continued Exploration of the Callipyge Region in Sheep
October 15 Paul Brookes, PhD
Department of Pathology, UAB
Concepts Regarding UCPs, Free Radicals and Metabolic Rate
October 22 Jose Fernandez, PhD
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
Hablemos de AMOR (Admixture Mapping for Obesity-Related Traits)
October 29 Barbara Gower, PhD
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
Metabolic Effects of Estrogen
November 6 Matthias Tshop, MD
German Institute of Human Nutrition
Energy Balance Regulation: Afferent Signals as Novel Drug
November 12 Dympna Gallagher, EdD
Columbia University
Body Composition at the Organ/Tissue Level
November 18 Yuchang Fu, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
Adipocyte Lipid Binding Protein (ALBP) Gene Expression and Foam Cell Formation
November 19 James Mills, MD
NICHD's Pediatric Epidemiology Section
Folate and Neural Tube Defects
November 26 Gail Mick, MD
Department of Pediatrics, UAB
White Adipocyte Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
December 3 John Fain, PhD
University of Tennessee, Memphis
Regulation of Leptin, PAI-1, VEGF, IL-1beta, 6, 8, & 10, TNFalpha, Resistin and Adiponectin Release by Human Adipose Tissue and Adipocytes in Primary Culture.
December 10 Michael Wyss, PhD
Department of Cell Biology, UAB
Human Estrogen, Plant Estrogens and Salt-Sensitive Hypertension: Is There a Good Estrogen Anymore?