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Seminars from 2011

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 4    Eileen T. Kennedy, PhD, Dean and Professor of Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Sciences and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA    "Science and Controversies surrounding Front of Pack Labeling and Nutrient Density."    video    
January 11    John R. Speakman, PhD, Professor, Director, Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK    "The Evolution of Obesity: thrifty genes or drifty genes?"     
January 18    David E. Cummings, MD, Professor Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA    "Metabolic Surgery to Treat Type 2 Diabetes."    video    
January 25    Laura Reed, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL    "Phenomics, Transcriptomics, and Metabolomics of Genotype-by-Diet Interactions underlying Metabolic Syndrome in Drosophila"    video    
February 1    Rochelle Buffenstein, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX    "A long-lived animal model for Aging, Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease; the bare essentials."    video    
February 8    Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    "Skeletal muscle lipid infiltration: Links with obesity and insulin resistance."     
February 15    Diana Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey    "Dynamic weight change prediction models and their applications"    video    
February 22    Chad Stahl, Associate Professor of Developmental Nutrition, Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC    "Nutritional Programming of Mesenchymal Stem Cells"    video    
March 1    George R. Beck, Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA    "Dietary Phosphate Regulated Proliferation, Transformation and Tumorigenesis"     
March 8    Deborah M. Muoio, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Nutrition & Metabolism, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC    "Mechanisms of metabolic dysfunction in skeletal muscle"     
March 15    Deborah Clegg, PhD, Assistant Professor University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX    "SeXX Matters"    video    
March 22    Michael Zemel, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Medicine, Director, The Nutrition Institute, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN    "The New Metabolic Shift: Calcium and Dairy Modulation of Obesity and Metabolic Disease"    video    
March 29    Ruth Loos, PhD, MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, United Kingdom    "The genetic epidemiology of obesity – from heritability via genes to new biology"    video    
April 5    Denise E. Wilfley, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychology Washington University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis, MO    "Obesity Prevention & Treatment: Evidence-Based Socio-Environmental Approaches"    video    
April 19    Susan T. Harbison, PhD, Department of Genetics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC    "A Systems Genomics Approach to Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Drosophila"    video    
April 26    Mardia G. Lopez Alarcon, MD, PhD, Professor, Iberoamericana University, Campus Mexico    "Dietary omega-3 fatty acids. Ca and Mg in obesity-related insulin resistance"    video    
May 3    Shingo Kajimura, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of California, UCSF Diabetes Center, San Francisco, CA.    "Engineering Fat Cell Fate: Transcriptional Control of Brown Fat Development."    video    
June 7    Richard A. Forshee, PhD, Associate Director of Research, United States Food and Drug Administration    "Opportunities and Challenges in Using Genomics Data to Understand the Safety and Efficacy of Biologics Projects"    video    
September 13    Connie M. Weaver, PhD, Professor and Department Head, Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN    "Building peak bone mass: Role of diet, sex, race and BMI"    video    
September 20    Eyleen J. O'Rourke, PhD, Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA    "Surviving without food"     
September 27    Thomas Najarian, MD, Internal Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA    "Maladaptive Hypothyroidism? Thyroid Changes Associated with Weight Loss"     
October 11    Kevin J. Pearson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Grad. Center for Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY    "Maternal Exercise: Short-term Investment for Long-term Gain"    video    
October 18    Rozalyn Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI    "Metabolic reprogramming by Caloric Restriction"     
October 25    Randy J. Nelson, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neuroscience, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH    "Effects of light at night on metabolism, immune function, and mood."    video    
November 1    Dean R. Appling, PhD, Lester J. Reed Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX    "More than just a Powerhouse: Mitochondrial Folate-Mediated One-Carbon Metabolism"    video    
November 8    Jean-Philippe Chaput, PhD, Junior Research Chair in Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research(HALO), Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada    "Does thinking make us fatter?"    video    
November 22    Gwen V. Childs, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR    "Pituitary Somatotropes as Metabolic Sensors: Selective Loss of Leptin Receptors Causes Obesity"     
November 29    Young-In Kim, MD, Professor of Medicine & Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada    "Folate: A magic bullet or a double-edged sword for cancer prevention?"    video    
December 6    Gertraud Maskarinec, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI    "Breast Cancer Research in Adolescents and Premenopausal Women"    video    
December 13      "Tasting menu from new NORC members"     
E. Michael Foster, PhD, Professor, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy, UAB    ""Who is Mike Foster and why should I care?""    video    
Lisle Hites, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Care Organization & Policy, UAB    "Healthy Change in your Community Challenge(HC3): Evaluating children's food choices following a community educational effort"   
Gareth R. Dutton, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. Med-Preventive Medicine, UAB    "Strategies for Weight Loss Maintenance"   
Julia M. Gohlke, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UAB    "Heat stress and lipid storage"   
December 20    Susan Carnell, PhD, Research Fellow, New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University    "Neuroimaging and obesity in adults and children"     

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