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

January 9 Joseph Messina, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, UAB
"Interactions of Insulin and Growth Hormone in the Liver"
January 16 Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.
University of Texas
"A First With Squire's Quest: Interactive Multimedia Nutrition Education and Dietary Assessment"
January 23 Delia Smith-West, Ph.D.
Department of Preventive Medicine, UAB
"Obesity and Pregnancy: An Overview"
January 30 Kris Kulkarni, Ph.D.
"Small, Dense LDL - A Risk Factor for Heart Disease in Asian Indians"
February 6 Amie Jackson, MD
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UAB
" Weight Control and Nutrition Requirements for Individuals With Mobility Disabilities"
February 20 Jeffrey Kudlow, MD
Department of Medicine, UAB
"O-GIcNAc and Beta Cell Failure: A Possible Cause of Type 2 Diabetes"
February 27 David Erickson, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
"Folic Acid and the Prevention of Birth Defects: Recent Developments"
March 6 Joel Mason, MD
Tufts University
"Pathways in Colorectal Carcinogenesis: Modulation by Folate"
March 27 Stephen Barnes, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, UAB
"Protein Mass Spectrometry: A Powerful Tool for Research in the Nutrition Sciences in the Post-Genomic Era"
April 10 Barbara Gower, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Ethnic Differences in Insulin Secretion and Action"
April 24 Roland Weinsier, MD
Clinical Nutrition Research Center, UAB
" Free-Living Activity Energy Expenditure in White and Black Women: Relationship to Changes in Body Weight"
May 1 Coral Lamartiniere, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, UAB
"Dietary Genistein Protects Against Mammary and Prostate Cancers"
May 15 John Holloszy, MD
Washington University Medical Center
"Induction and Prevention of Visceral Obesity and Insulin Resistance"
May 22 Tim Byers, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
"Body Size, Obesity and Cancer Risk"
May 29 James Shikany, DrPH, PH
Department of Medicine, UAB
"Glycemic Index: Utility in Hypercholesterolemia"
August 28 David Berrigan, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute
"Effects of Calorie Restriction and Murine Recombinant IGF-1 on Body Composition in Mice"
September 4 Nuala Byrne, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Adaptations to Weight-Loss in Obese Adults"
September 11 M. Aminul Islam, MD, MSc, DrPH
Department of Epidemiology and International Health, UAB
"Childhood Malnutrition: Bangladesh Perspectives"
September 25 Yiu-Fai Chen, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, UAB
"Is Atrial Natriuretic Peptide an Anti-Obese Hormone? A Transgenic Model"
October 2 Richard Allman, MD
Department of Medicine, UAB
"Associations Between Nutrition and Mobility Among Community-Dweling Older Adults"
October 16 Paulette Johnson, MD
Department of Pediatrics, UAB
"Energy Expenditure and Nutritional Requirements in Critically Ill Pediatric Patients: What Are They?"
October 23 David Allison, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics, CNRC, UAB
"Anti-Psychotic Induced Weight Gain"
October 30 Nassrin Dashti, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Relative Atherogenecity of Dietary Saturated and Trans Fatty Acids"
November 6 Yingkui Yang, MD
Department of Surgery, UAB
"Molecular Understanding of Ligand Binding to Melanocortin 4 Receptor - New Target to Control Body Weight"
November 13 Philip Wood, DVM, Ph.D.
Comparative Medicine, UAB
"What Does Treatment for AIDS Have To Do With Lipodystrophy, Dyslipidemia and Mitochondrial Toxicity?"
November 20 Richard Bergman, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
"Physiological Basis of the Metabolic Syndrome"
November 27 Tim Nagy, Ph.D.
Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB
"Phenotyping 101: Relating Energy Expenditure and Body Composition in Animal Models"
December 4 Ada Elgavish, Ph.D.
Department of Urology and Pharmacology, UAB
"Does Dietary Fat Modulate the Progression of Prostate Cancer? Studies in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer (TRAMP)"
December 12 Dan Lane, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
"A Possible Mechanism for the Control of Food Intake via Inhibition of Hyopthalamic Fatty Acid Synthase"