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Seminars from 2009

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

Date Speaker Topic Video
January 6 Ya-Xiong Tao, PhD
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
"Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications of Neural Melanocortin Receptor Dysfunction in Human Obesity video
January 13 Val Sheffield, MD, PhD
University of Iowa
"The Molecular Pathophysiology of a Human Obesity Syndrome video
January 20 Gregory W.Heath, DHSc, MPH
University of Tennessee
"Increasing Physical Activity at the Community Level: What's the Evidence? Seminar was cancelled 
January 27 Boris Pasche,MD
"The Role of Adiponectin in Breast and Colorectal Ccancer Susceptibility" video
February 3 Myles S. Faith, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"Family, Feeding and Eating Phenotypes in Childhood Obesity" video
February 10 Jonathan D. Roth, PhD
Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"Integrated Neurohormonal Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity"  
February 17 Randall R. Sakai, PhD
University of Cincinnati Med CTR, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Social Dominance and Adiposity" video
February 24 Steven N. Blair,P.E.D., PhD
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
"Physical Acitivity in the Prevention of Weight Gain and Management of Obesity" video
March 3 Nathaniel J. Dominy, PhD
University of California
"For the Hungry Hominid a Tuber was not Hard: Origin and Evolution of the Human Diet" video
March 10 Yu-Hua Tseng, PhD
Havard Medical School
"Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Adipocyte Development"  
March 17 David W. Stepp, PhD
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
"Peripheral Insulin Resistance Accounts for Vascular Dysfunction in Obesity" video
March 24 Peter Muennig, MD, MPH
Columbia University, New York
"The body politic: does psychological stigma play a role in obesity-associated morbidity?"  
March 31 Susan Y. Chu, PhD, MSPH
Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
"Obesity and Pregnancy- Trends & Complications" video
April 14 Elizabeth Goodman, MD
Pediatric Clinical Research Center, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Obesity and the Biology of Social Justice"(Cancelled due to inclement weather)  
April 21 Frank B. Hu, MD, PhD
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
"Global Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes: The Role of Genetic Susceptibility vs. Environment" video
April 28 F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Applied Physiology Columbia  "Health Effects of Intentional Weight Loss"  
May 5 Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD
Harvard Medical School
"Early Life Determinants of Diabetes Risk"  
June 2 Andrew Hills, PhD and Nuala Byrne, PhD
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
"Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation; Biological and Behavioural Compensations to Energy Restriction and Exercise programs for Weight Loss" video
September 8 Julie A. Mennella, PhD
Research Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Contribution of Genes and Experiential Factors to Individual Differences in Taste Preferences and Eeating Behavior among Children" video
September 15 Steven Grinspoon, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism and Clinical Director, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA "Use of GH and GHRH in HIV Lipodystrophy – Lessons from a Model of Acquired Fat Redistribution" video
September 22 Elizabeth Goodman, MD
Pediatric Clinical Research Center, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
"Obesity and the Biology of Social Justice"  
September 29 Robert H. Eckel, MD
Unversity of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine
"Macronutrient Fuel Partitioning, Insulin Action, Energy Balance, and Body Weight Regulation" video
October 6 David A. Kessler, MD
University of California, San Francisco
"The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite"  
October 13 Russell Pate, PhD
University of South Carolina
"Policies to Promote Physical Activity for Obesity Prevention in Youth" video
October 20 Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
"Increasing Physical Activity at the Community Level: What's the Evidence and the Cost?" video
November 03 Paul S. MacLean, PhD
University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
"Countering the Biological Drive to Regain Weight with Regular Exercise" video
November 10 Jorge Vizcarra, PhD
Food and Animal Science, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama
"Ghrelin and Feed Intake: Differential Role in Mmammalian and Avian Species." video
November 17 Kevin Grove, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
"Programming Metabolic Systems: Effects of Maternal Obesity and Diet" video
November 24 Kevin Hall, PhD
NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD
"Mechanistic Mathematical Models for Metabolism and Body Weight Change." video
December 01 Paul Coates, PhD
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
"The NIH and Dietary Supplements: A (Challenging) Partnership." video
December 08 Satish C. Kalhan, MD
Lerner Reserach Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
"Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease." video
December 15 Alexandra C. McPherron, PhD
Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, NIDDK/NIH
"Metabolic Effects of Myostatin Inhibition."