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

DateSpeakerTopicVideo
January 9 Nana Gletsu-Miller, Ph.D. Emory University "Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance: A Bariatric Surgery Research Model" Watch Video
January 16 Pedro Del Corral, Ph.D., MD "Insulin Resistance and Obesity: Effect of Glucocorticoids"  
January 23 Danielle Reed Ph.D. Monell Chemical Senses Center "The Molecular Basis of Yummy: Identification of Genes for Complex Behaviors"  
January 30 John Hartman, MD, Assistant Professor UAB "Dissecting Phenotypic Complexity of Human Disease Pathways by Analysis of Yeast Gene Interaction Networks"  
February 6 Donard Dwyer, Ph.D. LSU Health Sciences Center "Metabolic Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs: in Vitro and in Vivo Insights" Watch Video
February 13 Stephen McClave, Ph.D. University of Louisville "Indirect Calorimetry: Conducting a Test and Interpreting Results" Watch Video
February 20 Jean Hine, Ph.D. University of Arkansas "Does the Sugar Make A Difference to Tumor Cells" Watch Video
February 27 Robert Ross Ph.D. Queen’s University, Canada "Characterization and Management of High-Risk Abdominally Obese Adults”  
March 6 Tom Thomas, Ph.D. University of Missouri "Exercise and the Metabolic Syndrome with Weight Regain"  
March 13 Joel Elmquist Ph.D. University of Texas Southern Medical Center "Unraveling the CNS Pathways Underlying Coordinated Control of Body Weight and Glucose Homeostasis."  
March 20 John Hall, Ph.D. University of Mississippi "Pathophysiology of Hypertension in Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome"  
March 27 Gary Hunter, Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham "Sarcopenia and Obesity" Watch Video
April 3 Lenore Arab, Ph.D. UCLA "Experience with Web-Based Eligibility Screening, Tracking and Data Collection in the Validation of Diet Day"  
April 10 Bert Boyer, Ph.D. University of Alaska "Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome in Alaska Native Yup’ik Eskimos"  
April 16 Regina Sims, Ph.D. Howard University "Neuropsychological Correlates of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Blacks"  
April 17 Daniel Lane, Ph.D. John Hopkins University. "Hypothalamic Control of Food Intake & Energy Expenditure: Role of Malonyl-CoA"  
April 24 Philip Scarpace, Ph.D. University of Florida "Elevated Leptin with Obesity: Cause Or Consequence?"  
April 25 Anna Thalacker-Mercer, Ph.D. Purdue University "The Effects of Dietary Protein and Age on Albumin and the Skeletal Muscle Transcript Profile."  
May 10 Stephen Kolwicz, Jr, Postdoc Temple University "The Protective Phenotype Associated with Exercise Training in the Hypertensive Myocardium."  
May 29 April Stull, Postdoc Purdue University "Relationships among Inositols, Glucose Tolerance, and Insulin Receptor Phosphorylation."  
May 31 Daniel Smith, Ph.D. University of Virginia "The Extension of Chronological Life Span in S. cerevisiae by Calorie Restriction."  
June 21 Ishwarlal (Kenny) Jialal, MD, Ph.D., Professor UC Davis Medical Center. (co-hosted by Merck & Co., Inc.) "Diabetes is an Inflammatory State."  
July 10 Qinglin Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor Morehouse School of Medicine "Metabolic Syndrome and Adiposity of the Heart."  
September 11 Timothy Bartness, Ph.D., Professor Georgia State University "Innervation of White Adipose Tissue." Watch Video
September 18 Ruud Schilder, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln. "Obesity in an Insect: "Simply" and Energy Imbalance?" Watch Video
September 25 Luigi Fontana, MD, Ph.D. Washington University "Adiposity, Calorie Restriction, and Metabolic Health."  
October 2 Matthew W. Gillman, MD, SM Harvard Medical School "Developmental Origins of Obesity and Its Consequences" Watch Video
October 9 Olivier Boss, Ph.D., Associate Director of Pharmacology Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "SIRT1-Activating Small Molecules for Treating Type 2 Diabetes."  
October 16 Richard D. Mattes, MPH, Ph.D. Purdue University "Weight Management Through Leveraging Food/Diet Composition" Watch Video
October 30 Bruce M. Psaty, MD, Ph.D. University of Washington "Drug Safety"  
November 6 Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. University of Texas Health Science Center "Can Caloric Restriction Extend Human Life and Health?" Watch Video
November 13 Suresh T. Mathews, Ph.D. Auburn University "Fetuin-A, A Novel Inhibitor of Insulin Action, Altered in Insulin Resistance and Diabetes" Watch Video
November 20 Eric Schadt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Director Merck & Company, Inc. "Variations in DNA Induce changes in the Molecular Network States That Drive Disease: Moving beyond genome-wide association studies."  
November 27 Peter Wilson, MD Emory University "Cardiovascular Risk and Metabolic Syndrome" Watch Video
December 4 Jimmy Bell, MD, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Faculty of Medicine Imperial College London, United Kingdom "The Anatomical and Metabolic Geography of the Body Fat: Genetic, Environment, and wishful thinking."  
December 11 Russell T. Hepple, Ph.D. University of Calgary, Canada "Caloric Restriction and Aging Muscle: Why Eating Less Leaves More" Watch Video

* Special NORC Seminar