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5th Annual UAB Diabetes Research Day
May 23, 2014 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM              Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM            Session I (Co-chairs: Tim Garvey & Adam Wende)

9:00 AM                                Welcome and Introduction 
Anath Shalev, MD
Professor of Medicine, Director, UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center

9:05 AM – 9:45 AM               “Translational Bioenergetics in Diabetes: From the Beta Cell to Chronic Kidney Disease”
Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD 
Professor of Pathology, Director, Center for Free Radical Biology, Vice-Chair of Research Department of
                                              Pathology, UAB

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM            "Food-Intake at Night on Workdays is Assoicated with Cardiometabolic Syndrom Risk Factors in Night-Shift Nurses" 
Hylton E. Molzof, Department of Psychiatry, UAB (Gamble Lab) 
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM          “Adipose and Metabolic Dysfunction in a Western Diet-Induced Model of NAFLD”
                                              Yuwen Luo, Boshell Metabolic Diseases and Diabetes Program, Auburn University (Greene Lab)

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM           “Sad Fat: The Relationship between Depression, Visceral Fat, and Markers of Inflammation before and
                                              after Weight Loss”
                                              Holly E.S. Resuehr, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB (Gower Lab)

 10:30 AM – 10:45 AM            Tribble 3 Contributes to Foam Cell Formation and Programs Macrophages towards Lipid Accumulation over Inflammation” 
                                             Dennis Steverson Jr., Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB (Garvey Lab)
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM          Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM          Session II (Chair: Stu Frank)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM           Keynote Address
                                              "Pathways to Diabetes Revealed through Mouse Genetics"
Alan Attie, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM           “Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 Mediates the Beneficial Effects of Exercise on Diet-Induced Glucose Intolerance”
                                              Kirk Habegger, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UAB

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM           Announcement of the Winner of the 2014 Eliezer S. Award for Best Diabetes Research Abstract

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM             Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM               Poster Session

To register for the upcoming UAB Diabetes Research Day, please use the following link:


Prior to this meeting, the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center is hosting the Midwest Islet Club meeting. 
For more information, click here.