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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.

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Date    Speaker    Topic    Resources   
January 5    Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD and Emily B. Levitan, PhD
UAB    "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 Scan 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 Bone Marrow Adipose Tissue"    video    
March 23    Paul Pfluger, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio    "Cellular fuel sensors in the control of energy homeostasise"    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 Metabolic Phenotype of the Obese Adolescent"    video    
April 20    Boyd E. Metzger, MD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL    "HAPO Study Results: 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 African Americans and West Africans."    video    
October 05    James Cheverud, PhD
Professor, Washington University in St. Louis    "Diet-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 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    "Lipoprotein Lipase-Derived Fatty acid production from Triglyceride-Rich Lipoproteins: An Important Source of FFA"    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    "Brain Mechanisms Underlying Resistance to Obesity."    video    

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