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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.

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Date    Speaker    Topic    Resources   
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, Biomarkers, 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: How Sweet It Is...”    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 Obesity.”    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    “Coffee Consumption and Risk of Diabetes.”    video    
March 28    Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine    “Synaptic Plasticity and Energy Metabolism.”    video    
April 11    Joe Bass
Northwestern University    Circadian Networks in Obesity, Metabolism and Behavior    video    
April 18    Mercedes Carnethon, Ph.D.
Northwestern University    “Depression and Diabetes: The Chicken or the Egg”    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
Buffalo    “Why Are We So Fat?”     
September 5    Charles Mobbs, PhD
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine    "Glucose-Sensing Neurons: Mechanisms and Functions"    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    "Why Did Moses Live to be 120 Years Old?"    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 and Gastric Bypass Surgery"    video    
October 31    Monica Baskin, PhD
Department of Health Behavior, UAB    "Obesity Prevention among African-American Women and Girls: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
OB/Gyn, UAB    "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 Beta Cell Metabolism."    video    
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