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

January 3 Vsevolod Polotsky, M.D., Ph.D. John Hopkins University School of Medicine "Sleep Disordered Breathing and Metabolic Dysfunction: The Chicken or the Egg"  
January 17 Edmond K. Kabagambe, Ph.D. School of Public Health, UAB "Dietary Intake, Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Disease" Watch Video
January 19 Neil Binkley, M.D. University of Wisconsin Medical School "Vitamin D Status and Measurement"  
January 24 Philip Kern, M.D. UAMS Medical Center “Metabolic Syndrome: Fat In All The Wrong Places.”  
January 31 John Chatham, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham “Protein-O-Glycosylation and the Heart” Watch Video
February 7 Jay Horton Southwestern University "PCSK9's Role in the Regulation of Plasma Cholesterol Levels" Watch Video
February 14 Charles Billington, M.D. University of Minnesota “Beyond Setpoint: The Challenge of Increasing Adiposity” Watch Video
February 21 Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D. Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research "The Search for Obesity and Diabetes Genes: Updates From the Trail.” Watch Video
February 28 James Hicks, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine “Eat and Run: Prioritization of Oxygen Delivery During Elevated Metabolic States.”  
March 7 Guillermo Oliver St. Jude Children's Research Hospital “Molecular Mechanism Regulating the Development of the Lymphatic Vasculature in Health and Disease.”  
March 14 Dr. Thomas W. Gettys Pennington Biomedical Research Center "Nutrient Sensing Mechanisms which Link Composition of Dietary Lipid to Specificity of Transcriptional Responses in the Liver"  
March 17 Kathleen Tharp University of Iowa "Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Obesity in Rural Iowans"  
March 21 Linda Kao, Ph.D. John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health “Non-Alcoholic Beverages and The Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study ” Watch Video
March 28 Tamas Horvath, DVM, Ph.D Yale University School of Medicine “Synaptic Plasticity and Energy Homeostasis.” Watch Video
April 11 Joe Bass Northwestern University “Obesity, Diabetes & The Circadian Gene Oscillator” Watch Video
April 18 Mercedes R. Carnethon, Ph.D. Northwestern University “Evidence for Identifying the Temporal Association between Depression and Diabetes” Watch Video
April 25 Russell T. Hepple, Ph.D. University of Calgary “Long-Term Caloric Restriction Prevents the Age-Associated Decline in Skeletal Muscle Aerobic Function.”  
May 2 Mulchand Patel Buffalo “Why Are We So Fat?”  
September 5 Charles Mobbs, Ph.D. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine "Glucose-Sensing Neurons: Mechanisms and Function" Watch Video
September 12 Barbara Rolls, Ph.D. Penn State University "Dietary Strategies to Enhance Satiety: Implications for Weight Management"  
September 19 Earl Ford, MD, MPH National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion "Metabolic Syndrome: Epidemiological and Public Health Considerations"  
September 26 Nir Barzilai, MD "Is Life-Span Determined by Genes or the Environment?" Watch Video
October 3 David S. Ludwig, MD, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School "A Low Glycemic Diet in the Treatment of Obesity and Related Complications"  
October 10 Richard Cooper, MD Loyola University Chicago "Facts and Fallacies on Race, Genes and Common Disease" Watch Video
October 17 Josep Vidal "GLP-1, PYY, and Gastric Bypass Surgery" Watch Video
October 31 Monica Baskin, Ph.D. Department of Health Behavior, UAB "Obesity Prevention Among African-American Females: Trick or Treat?" Watch Video
November 7 Marla Sokolowski, Ph.D. University of Toronto "Food-Related Behaviors: From Nature to Molecule and Back Again."  
November 14 Cynthia Sites, MD OB/Gyn, UAB "Risk of Metabolic Syndrome After Menopause: What Can We Offer?"  
November 21 Vera Bittner, MD, MSPH Department of Medicine, UAB "Cardiac Rehabilitation 2006" Watch Video
November 28 Leonard Epstein, Ph.D. University at Buffalo "Behavioral Choice Theory and Obesity." Watch Video
December 12 Ioannis Constantinidis, Ph.D. University of Florida "Use of NMR Techniques to Examine Islets and β-Cell Metabolism." Watch Video

* Special NORC Seminar

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