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Seminars from 2010

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

Date Speaker Topic Video
January 5 Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD and Emily B. Levitan, PhD
"Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Populations" - Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD
"Diet and Heart Failure" - Emily B. Levitan, PhD
January 12 Stuart Newman, PhD
New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York
"Brown Fat in Evolution and Development" video
January 19 Deborah I. O'Connor, PhD, RD
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Can the Large Depot of Folate in the Colon be Absorbed? If so, What is its Relevance to Colonic Health" video
January 26 Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Inflammatory and circadian programs in hypothalamic dysregulation of energy balance."
February 2 Heather Koopman, PhD
Biology & Marine Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC
"Whales: Animals with Unusual Amounts of Unusual Fats." video
February 9 Stephen A. Watts, PhD, Professor
Department of Biology, UAB
"Advancement of Aquatic Animal Models at UAB: Sea Urchins and Zebrafish." video
February 16 Scott W. Ballinger, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Pathology, UAB
"Mitochondrial function and damage as a major risk factor for individual susceptibility for disease development"
February 23 Lenda Jo Connell, Ed.D.
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
"Using 3D Body Scans to Understand Body Size and Shape" video
March 2 Mark P. Mattson, PhD
Senior Investigator, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins Univeristy, Baltimore, Maryland
"Impact of Dietary Energy Intake on Neuronal Plasticity and Vulnerability to Aging and Disease" video
March 9 Neil E. Rowland, PhD
Professor, University of Florida
"Economics of Food Intake, Energy Homeostasis, and Obesity" video
March 16 Wei Shen, MD
Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York, NY
"Advances in Understanding Marrow Adipose Tissue in Relationship to Bone" video
March 23 Paul Pfluger, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Cellular Fuel Sensors in the Control of Energy Homeostasis" video
March 30 Michael L. Power, PhD
Senior Research Associate, Research Department, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, D.C.
"Does Captivity Make Me Look Fat? Obesity in Captive Common Marmoset Monkeys" video
April 04 Daniel A. Hahn, PhD
University of Florida
"Metabolic mechanisms mediate the miserable months: adventures in insect hibernation." video
April 13 Sonia Caprio, MD, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
"The Road to Insulin Resistance in Obese Adolescent" video
April 20 Boyd E. Metzger, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
"The Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study Clinical & Research Implications" video
May 04 Frederique Tesson, PhD
Associate Professor, Univeristy of Ottawa, Canada
"On the Path to Genotype-Specific Intervention for the Metabolic Syndrome." video
September 14 Ronald Cortright, PhD
Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Dept. Physiology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
"Skeletal Muscle Bioenergetics in Health and Disease: Emphasis on Obesity and Diabetes." video
September 21 Chi-Liang Eric Yen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
"Intestine Lipid Metabolism and Energy Balance."  
September 28 Adebowale A. Adeyemo, MD
Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
"Genetics of Obesity in West Africans and African Americans" video
October 05 James Cheverud, PhD
Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
"It All Depends: Context-Dependent Genetic and Genomic Imprinting Effects on Obesity in Mice." video
October 19 Greg Barsh, MD, PhD
Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute, Professor of Genetics, Stanford University, San Francisco, CA
"Genetics and genomics of melanocortin signaling"  
October 26 Zhao Chen, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Arizona
"Body composition Research-Challenges and Opportunities"  
November 02 Kerstin E. E. Schroder, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, UAB
"Computer-Assisted Dieting: Effects of A Randomized Controlled Trail" video
November 09 Dennis T. Villareal, MD
Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Frailty Interventions in Obese Older Adults"  
November 16 John Alverdy, MD
Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill
"Nutrients, Microbes and the Intestinal Bioreactor" video
November 23 John M. Miles, MD
Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
"Production of FFA From TG-RICH Lipoproteins" video
November 30 Rex A. Wright, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, UAB
"Obesity as a Determinant of Fatigue and Associated Cardiovascular Responses: A Series of Simulation Studies." video
December 7 Gary Taubes, PhD, MS, RWJF Independent Investigator in Health Policy, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA "Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and an Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity." video
December 14 Catherine Kotz, PhD
Professor, GRECC, MN Obesity Center and FScN, VA Medical Center and University of Minnesota
"Integration of Feeding and Physical Activity in Obesity Resistance: Role of Orexin" video