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Seminars from 2006

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

Date Speaker Topic Video
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, the Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease video
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” video
February 7 Jay Horton
Southwestern University
PCSK9's Role in the Regulation of Plasma Cholesterol Levels video
February 14 Charles Billington, M.D.
University of Minnesota
“Beyond Setpoint: The Challenge of Increasing Adiposity” video
February 21 Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D.
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
The Search for Obesity and Diabetes Genes: Updates From the Trail video
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
“Non-Alcoholic Beverages and The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study ” video
March 28 Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
“Synaptic Plasticity and Energy Homeostasis.” video
April 11 Joe Bass
Northwestern University
“Obesity, Diabetes & The Circadian Gene Oscillator” video
April 18 Mercedes R. Carnethon, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
“Evidence for Identifying the Temporal Association between Depression and Diabetes” video
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 Function" video
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 "Is Life-Span Determined by Genes or the Environment?" video
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" video
October 17 Josep Vidal "GLP-1, PYY, and Gastric Bypass Surgery" video
October 31 Monica Baskin, PhD
Department of Health Behavior, UAB
"Obesity Prevention Among African-American Females: Trick or Treat?" video
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." video
December 12 Ioannis Constantinidis, PhD
University of Florida
"Use of NMR Techniques to Examine Islets and β-Cell Metabolism." video