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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, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Currently at “23andMe” "Beyond the Genome: Big Data Epidemiology at 23andMe"  
March 12 Cécilia Samieri, PhD, MSc, Permanent researcher at the INSERM, (French National Institute for Health) University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France "The food exposome and brain aging: An epidemiological approach" video
March 19 Jennifer Ann Ligibel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute "Using Diet and Exercise to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence"  
March 26 Michaela Kiernan, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine "Retention strategies for randomized clinical trials: State of the science, innovation, and future directions" video
April 2 AHA Group
Timothy Garvey, MD, Kirk Habegger, PhD, Lorie Harper, MD, Paula Chandler-Laney, PhD, & Julie Locher, PhD
"Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity"  
April 9 Denise K. Houston, PhD, RD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention "Obesity and Weight Management in Older Adults – Weighing the Benefits and Risks"  
April 16 Corby K. Martin, PhD, FTOS, Professor, Director, Ingestive Behavior, Promotion Laboratory, Director, Human Phenotyping Core, Pennington Biomedical Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center "Assessing and managing energy balance: Are clinically relevant solutions available?" video
April 23 Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director, Clinical Research Center, Human Metabolic Physiology Core "Toward obesity precision medicine: Promise of the glucagon-like peptide-1 recpetor"  
*April 26 Megan Ferriby, MS, PhD Candidate, Human Development & Family, Science/Couple & Family Therapy ProgramD "Psychosocial and Relation Correlates of Weight Loss and Behavior Change Among Bariatric Surgery Patients"  
April 30 Merry-Lynn McDonald, PhD, Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allery and Critical Care "Network Medicine Approach to COPD Cachexia: It’s More than Low BMI"  
May 7 Dean Assimos, MD, Professor and Chair, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Urology &
Kyle Wood, MD, Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Urology
"Obesity and Kidney Stone Disease" video
May 14 Irfan M. Asif, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UAB School of Medicine "The Future of Medicine and Implications for Research within the Department of Nutrition" video
May 21 Laura Saslow, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing "Optimizing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes"  
May 28 Cancelled    
August 27 Diana Thomas, PhD, Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY "Collaborating with USMA" video
September 10 Connie Weaver, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University - Department of Nutrition Science "Building the Road to Prevention of Age-Related Diseases" video
September 17 James O. Hill, PhD, UAB, Chair of Department of Nutrition Sciences, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center "The State of the NORC" video
September 24 Ira J. Goldberg, MD, NYU Langone Health,Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism "The Lipid Exodus: From the Blood to the Tissues"  
October 1 William J. Evans, PhD, FACSM, FACN, Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Senior Research Fellow, Duke University Medical Center "Sarcopenia reconsidered: The importance of skeletal muscle mass in health and disease" video
October 8 Cancelled    
October 15 Brooks Wingo, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy "Dietary interventions to improve metabolic health and reduce symptom burden in people with physical disabilities" video
October 22 Bette Caan, DrPH, Senior Research Scientist, Director, Early Stage Investigator Training Program, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente "The Importance of Muscle in Cancer Survivorship"  
October 29 Xiao-feng Yang, MD, PhD, FAHA, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology    
November 5 No Seminar    
November 12 Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics    
November 19 Dai Fukumura, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology    
November 26 No Seminar    
December 3 Robert Ross, PhD, Queen’s University, Professor    
December 10 Tracy Crane, PhD, University of Arizona, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Research Member    
December 17 Lynis Dohm, PhD, East Carolina University, Professor in the Department of Physiology    

* Special NORC Seminar