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

January 6 Ya-Xiong Tao, Ph.D. Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine "Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Implications of Neural Melanocortin Receptor Dysfunction in Human Obesity Watch Video
January 13 Val Sheffield, MD, Ph.D. University of Iowa "The Molecular Pathophysiology of a Human Obesity Syndrome" Watch Video
January 20 Gregory W.Heath, DHSc, MPH University of Tennessee "Increasing Physical Activity at the Community Level: What's the Evidence? Seminar was Cancelled
January 27 Boris Pasche, MD UAB "The Role of Adiponectin in Breast and Colorectal Cancer Susceptibility" Watch Video
February 3 Myles S. Faith, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine "Family, Feeding and Eating Phenotypes in Childhood Obesity" Watch Video
February 10 Jonathan D. Roth, Ph.D. Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Integrated Neurohormonal Approaches to the Treatment of Obesity"  
February 17 Randall R. Sakai, Ph.D. University of Cincinnati Med CTR, Cincinnati, Ohio "Social Dominance and Adiposity" Watch Video
February 24 Steven N. Blair, P.E.D., Ph.D. University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC "Physical Activity in the Prevention of Weight Gain and Management of Obesity" Watch Video
March 3 Nathaniel J. Dominy, Ph.D. University of California "For the Hungry Hominid a Tuber was not Hard: Origin and Evolution of the Human Diet" Watch Video
March 10 Yu-Hua Tseng, Ph.D. Havard Medical School "Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Adipocyte Development"  
March 17 David W. Stepp, Ph.D. Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia "Peripheral Insulin Resistance Accounts for Vascular Dysfunction in Obesity" Watch Video
March 24 Peter Muennig, MD, MPH Columbia University, New York "The body politic: does psychological stigma play a role in obesity-associated morbidity?"  
March 31 Susan Y. Chu, Ph.D., MSPH Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA "Obesity and Pregnancy- Trends & Complications" Watch Video
April 14 Elizabeth Goodman, MD Pediatric Clinical Research Center, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA "Obesity and the Biology of Social Justice"(Cancelled due to inclement weather)  
April 21 Frank B. Hu, MD, Ph.D. Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA "Global Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes: The Role of Genetic Susceptibility vs. Environment" Watch Video
April 28 F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Applied Physiology Columbia "Health Effects of Intentional Weight Loss"  
May 5 Mary Elizabeth Patti, MD Harvard Medical School "Early Life Determinants of Diabetes Risk"  
June 2 Andrew Hills, Ph.D. and Nuala Byrne, Ph.D. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia "Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation; Biological and Behavioural Compensations to Energy Restriction and Exercise programs for Weight Loss" Watch Video
September 8 Julie A. Mennella, Ph.D. Research Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "Contribution of Genes and Experiential Factors to Individual Differences in Taste Preferences and Eating Behavior among Children" Watch Video
September 15 Steven Grinspoon, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, MGH Program in Nutritional Metabolism and Clinical Director, Neuroendocrine Clinical Center Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA "Use of GH and GHRH in HIV Lipodystrophy – Lessons from a Model of Acquired Fat Redistribution" Watch Video
September 22 Elizabeth Goodman, MD Pediatric Clinical Research Center, Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA "Obesity and the Biology of Social Justice"  
September 29 Robert H. Eckel, MD University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine "Macronutrient Fuel Partitioning, Insulin Action, Energy Balance, and Body Weight Regulation" Watch Video
October 6 David A. Kessler, MD University of California, San Francisco "The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite"  
October 13 Russell Pate, Ph.D. University of South Carolina "Policies to Promote Physical Activity for Obesity Prevention in Youth" Watch Video
October 20 Gregory W. Heath, DHSc, MPH University of Tennessee, Chattanooga "Increasing Physical Activity at the Community Level: What's the Evidence and the Cost?" Watch Video
November 03 Paul S. MacLean, Ph.D. University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado "Countering the Biological Drive to Regain Weight with Regular Exercise" Watch Video
November 10 Jorge Vizcarra, Ph.D. Food and Animal Science, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama "Ghrelin and Feed Intake: Differential Role in Mammalian and Avian Species." Watch Video
November 17 Kevin Grove, Ph.D. Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon "Programming Metabolic Systems: Effects of Maternal Obesity and Diet" Watch Video
November 24 Kevin Hall, Ph.D. NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, MD "Mechanistic Mathematical Models for Metabolism and Body Weight Change." Watch Video
December 01 Paul Coates, Ph.D. National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD "The NIH and Dietary Supplements: A (Challenging) Partnership." Watch Video
December 08 Satish C. Kalhan, MD Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, Ohio "Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease." Watch Video
December 15 Alexandra C. McPherron, Ph.D. Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, NIDDK/NIH "Metabolic Effects of Myostatin Inhibition."  

* Special NORC Seminar