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

January 4 Dr. Douglas Heimburger Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Tasting Menu" I: UAB’s EatRight Program EatRight Past (history, scientific basis) Watch Video
Ms. Suzanne Henson Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Tasting Menu" I: UAB’s EatRight Program EatRight Present (key features and operational principles) Watch Video
Dr. Jamy Ard Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Tasting Menu" I: UAB’s EatRight Program EatRight Future (ongoing research and new initiatives)" Watch Video
January 11 Dr. Myra Crawford "Tasting Menu" II: Family Medicine & Community Programs PDA Obesity Treatment in Family Practice  
Dr. Michael Wyss "Tasting Menu" II: Family Medicine & Community Programs CORD Jazzercise Program in Birmingham Schools  
Dr. Monica Baskin "Tasting Menu" II: Family Medicine & Community Programs Impact of Fruit and Vegetable Cost on Obesity in Children and Parents Watch Video
January 18 John B. Vincent, Ph.D. UAB “Recent Advances in the Biochemistry of Chromium (III)" Watch Video
January 25 Dr. Frank Franklin UAB "Tasting Menu" III: Pediatric, Public Health & Community Programs Pediatric Obesity Programs at UAB Watch Video
Dr. Michael Weaver UAB "Tasting Menu" III: Pediatric, Public Health & Community Programs School of Nursing’s Community Outreach Watch Video
Dr. Max Michael UAB "Tasting Menu" III: Pediatric, Public Health & Community Programs SOPH’s Birmingham Walks Program Watch Video
February 1 Mark A. Tepper, Ph.D. CytRx Laboratories, Inc. "Use of RNAi Technology to Develop Molecular Medicines to Treat Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes."  
February 8 Mary Boggiano, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, UAB "Eating Disorders: New Insights from Animal Models" Watch Video
February 15 Kirill M. Popov, Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB “Regulation of Mammalian Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex” Watch Video
February 18 Dongsheng Cai, M.D., Ph.D. Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School “Metabolic Action of IKK/NF-kB in Tissue-Specific Manner: From Insulin Resistance, Obesity to Muscle Wasting.”  
February 22 Theodore Drell, Ph.D. Almased USA, Inc. “The Role of a High Soy Protein Diet in Weight Loss” Watch Video
March 1 Fredrik Lonnqvist, M.D., Ph.D. Stockholm, Sweden “AMPK and Cortisol as Metabolic Targets in a Clinical Drug Development Perspective” Watch Video
March 8 Byung-Hong Chung, Ph.D. Department of Nutrition Science, UAB “Postprandial Lipemia: Its Role in Reverse Cholesterol Transport and Dietary Fat Mediated Change in Endogenous Lipoprotein Cholesterol” Watch Video
March 15 Nengjun Yi, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics, UAB “Mapping Complex Epistatic QTL for Obesity in Experimental Designs” Watch Video
March 22 Rachel P. Wildman, Ph.D. Tulane Univ. New Orleans, La. "Obesity and the Vasculature: Is the damage permanent or can our arteries bounce back" Watch Video
April 12 Majd Zayzafoon, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Pathology, UAB "NFAT: New Anabolic Target to Treat Osteoporosis"  
April 15 Alan Attie University of Wisconsin, Madison "Mining the Mouse Genome for Diabetes Susceptibility Genes"  
April 19 Bettina Mittendorfer, Ph.D. Washington University School of Medicine "Sexual Dimorphism in Human Lipid Metabolism" Watch Video
April 26 Donna Arnett, Ph.D. Department of Epidemiology, UAB "Genetic Modifiers of Triglyceride Response to a High Fat Meal: Observations from the GOLDN Study" Watch Video
May 3 Jose Fernandez, Ph.D. Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Gene, Race and Obesity: Are We Making Any Progress?" Watch Video
May 17 Elizabeth Blum, Ph.D. Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet "Hormonal Influences on Male- and Female- Advantage Components of Spatial Cognition"  
September 6 David B. Allison, Ph.D. and Timothy Garvey, M.D. Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "State of the CNRU Address"  
September 13 Natalia Y. Kedishvili, Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, UAB "Regulation of Retinoic Acid Biosynthesis: Links to Diabetes and Obesity?"  
September 20 Richard Simerly Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA "Wired for Feeding: Leptin and Development of Hypothalamic Neural Circuitry"  
September 27 David Kump, Ph.D. Department of Genomics, UAB "How to Gain Fat: Mechanisms of Fat Increase with Exercise Cessation in Rats" Watch Video
October 4 Phil Scherer, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Bronx, NY "The Role of Adipocyte-Derived Factors in Metabolism, Inflammation, and Cancer." Watch Video
October 25 Paul Wolkowicz, Ph.D. Cardiovascular Dept. of UAB "What I Don't Know About Fatty Acid Oxidation" Watch Video
November 1 Ian Janssen, Ph.D. School of Physical & Health Education and Dept. of Community Health & Epidemiology, Queen’s University "Sarcopenic-Obesity: What Is It And How Do We Assess It?" Watch Video
November 8 Christopher Newland, Ph.D. Auburn University "Experimental Neurotoxicology of Methylmercury: Roles of Nutrition and Dosing Regimen in its Behavioral Effects" Watch Video
November 15 Jing X Kang, Ph.D., MD Massachusetts General Hospital "Omega-3 Fatty Acids"  
November 22 David B. Allison, Ph.D. Department of Biostatistics, Department of Nutrition, UAB "Obesity & Mortality: Questions and Controversy" Watch Video
November 29 Helen Olivia Thomas, Ph.D. Visiting Researcher, Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Miami "The Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents"  
December 6 Anthony Ferrante, Jr., MD, Ph.D. Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, New York "Macrophages, Inflammation and Obesity"  
December 13 Stephen Marshall Hexos Inc, Washington State "Endocrine and Nutritional Regulation of Fuel Metabolism and Energy Homeostasis: Role of Nutrient Signaling Pathways" Watch Video

* Special NORC Seminar