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Seminars from 2008

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

Date    Speaker    Topic    Resources   
January 8    Gloria A. Benavides, PhD
UAB    "Hydrogen Sulfide Mediates the Vasoactivity of Garlic"     
January 15    David B. Allison,PhD
UAB    "Causes of Obesity: Expect the Unexpected."     
January 22    William Karasov,PhD
University of Wisconsin    "Physiological Ecology"    video    
January 29    Nathaniel J. Dominy, PhD
University of California    "Adaptive drool in the gene pool: copy number varition of the human salivary amylase gene (Canelled due to inclement weather)"    Seminar was cancelled   
February 5    Steven G. Lloyd, MD, PhD
UAB    "Myocardial Ischemia and the Atkins Diet"    video    
February 12    Richard J. Deckelbaum, MD
Columbia University, New York    "Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Health Benefits"    video    
February 19    Elena Volpi,MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch    "Insulin Resistance and Sarcopenia"     
February 26    Stephen J. Freedland,PhD, MD
Duke University School of Medicine    "Obesity and Prostate Cancer: A Growing Problem."    video    
March 4    Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH
University of Washington    "Development and Consequences of Visceral Adiposity in Japanese Americans."    video    
March 11    Barry E. Levin, MD
New Jersey Medical School    "Obesity: It's all in your brain."     
March 18    Naima Moustaid-Moussa, PhD
University of Tennessee    "The Renin-Angiotensin System, Adipose Tissue, Obesity and Diabetes: What are the Links?"    video    
March 25    Andre' Marette, PhD
Laval University Medical Research Center, Quebec, Canada    "Role of Inflammatory Signaling and Nutrient Sensing in Obesity-Linked Insulin Resistance."    video    
April 1    John F. Rawls, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill    "Genetic and Environmental Factors Regulating Llipid Metabolism in Zebrafish"    video    
April 15    Angelo Tremblay, MSc, PhD
Laval University, Quebec, Canada    "Obesity and Environmental Toxins: the Case of Organochlorines"    video    
April 22    Bruce Blumberg,PhD
University of California, Irvine    "Identification of environmental obesogens: Is the environment making us fat?"     
April 29    Donald McClain, MD, PhD
University of Utah Health Sciences    "Protein Modification by O-GlcNAc; New Insights into the Role and Regulation of a Nutrient Sensing Pathway "    video    
May 6    John J. Kopchick, PhD
Ohio University    "Growth Hormone (GH), GH Antagonists, and GH Receptor "Knock-Outs": of Mice and Men (and Women)"    video    
May 13    Molly S. Bray, PhD
SDA/ARS Children's Nutrition    "New Approaches to Gene Discovery in Obesity."    video    
September 9    Scott Pletcher,PhD
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas    "The Modulation of Drosophila lifespan, and physiology by perceptual systems."     
September 16    Thorkild I.A. Sorensen, PhD
Institute of Preventive Medicine Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark    "Challenges in the study of the causes of Obesity."     
September 23    James Annesi, PhD
Director of Wellness Advancement, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta    "Exercise Adherence: Evidence-based Intervention."    video    
September 30    Clifton A. Baile, PhD
Professor in Animal Science and Foods & Nutrition,University of Georiga    "Leptin, Fat Stores, Bone Marrow Adipocytes and the Skeleton."    video    
October 14    Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics,University of Colorado School of Medicine    "Cardiovascular Complications of Pediatrics and Adolescent Obesity."    video    
October 21    Robert A. Waterland, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas    "Epigenetics and Obesity"     
October 28    Ofer Reizes, PhD
Department of Cell Biology, Lerner Research Institute,Clveland Ohio    "Wiring of the Brain Circuits that Control Appetite and Body Weight by Syndecan-3: are We Wired for Leanness or Obesity?"     
November 4    James Levine, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Rochester, Minnesota    "N-E-A-T Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis"    video    
November 11    Leslie Kozak, PhD
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana    "Programming of Diet-Induced Obesity"    video    
November 18    Margarethe Hoenig, Dr. Med.Vet., PhD
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia    "Obesity-a feline pandemic"     
November 25    Kishore M. Gadde, MD
Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, North Carolina    "Pharmacotherapy of Obesity"    video    
December 9    Ruth Harris, PhD
University of Georgia    "Can leptin make you fat?"     
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