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

DateSpeakerTopicVideo
January 5 Dorothy Pekmezi, Ph.D. and Emily B. Levitan, Ph.D. UAB "Physical Activity Promotion in Underserved Populations" - Dorothy Pekmezi, Ph.D. "Diet and Heart Failure" - Emily B. Levitan, Ph.D.  
January 12 Stuart Newman, Ph.D. New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York "Brown Fat in Evolution and Development" Watch Video
January 19 Deborah I. O'Connor, Ph.D., RD Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada "Can the Large Depot of Folate in the Colon be Absorbed? If so, What is its Relevance to Colonic Health" Watch Video
January 26 Dongsheng Cai, MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine "Inflammatory and circadian programs in hypothalamic dysregulation of energy balance."  
February 2 Heather Koopman, Ph.D. Biology & Marine Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC "Whales: Animals with Unusual Amounts of Unusual Fats." Watch Video
February 9 Stephen A. Watts, Ph.D., Professor Department of Biology, UAB "Advancement of Aquatic Animal Models at UAB: Sea Urchins and Zebrafish." Watch Video
February 16 Scott W. Ballinger, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Pathology, UAB "Mitochondrial function and damage as a major risk factor for individual susceptibility for disease development"  
February 23 Lenda Jo Connell, Ed.D. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama "Using 3D Body Scans to Understand Body Size and Shape" Watch Video
March 2 Mark P. Mattson, Ph.D. Senior Investigator, Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging, and Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland "Impact of Dietary Energy Intake on Neuronal Plasticity and Vulnerability to Aging and Disease" Watch Video
March 9 Neil E. Rowland, Ph.D. Professor, University of Florida "Economics of Food Intake, Energy Homeostasis, and Obesity" Watch Video
March 16 Wei Shen, MD Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Human Nutrition, Columbia University, New York, NY "Advances in Understanding Marrow Adipose Tissue in Relationship to Bone" Watch Video
March 23 Paul Pfluger, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio "Cellular Fuel Sensors in the Control of Energy Homeostasis" Watch Video
March 30 Michael L. Power, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate, Research Department, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, D.C. "Does Captivity Make Me Look Fat? Obesity in Captive Common Marmoset Monkeys" Watch Video
April 04 Daniel A. Hahn, Ph.D. University of Florida "Metabolic mechanisms mediate the miserable months: adventures in insect hibernation." Watch Video
April 13 Sonia Caprio, MD, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT "The Road to Insulin Resistance in Obese Adolescent" Watch Video
April 20 Boyd E. Metzger, MD Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL "The Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study Clinical & Research Implications" Watch Video
May 04 Frederique Tesson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada "On the Path to Genotype-Specific Intervention for the Metabolic Syndrome." Watch Video
September 14 Ronald Cortright, Ph.D. Department of Exercise and Sport Science and Dept. Physiology, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina "Skeletal Muscle Bioenergetics in Health and Disease: Emphasis on Obesity and Diabetes." Watch Video
September 21 Chi-Liang Eric Yen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI "Intestine Lipid Metabolism and Energy Balance."  
September 28 Adebowale A. Adeyemo, MD Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland "Genetics of Obesity in West Africans and African Americans" Watch Video
October 05 James Cheverud, Ph.D. Professor, Washington University in St. Louis "It All Depends: Context-Dependent Genetic and Genomic Imprinting Effects on Obesity in Mice." Watch Video
October 19 Greg Barsh, MD, Ph.D. Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute, Professor of Genetics, Stanford University, San Francisco, CA "Genetics and genomics of melanocortin signaling"  
October 26 Zhao Chen, Ph.D., MPH Associate Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of Arizona "Body composition Research-Challenges and Opportunities"  
November 02 Kerstin E. E. Schroder, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, UAB "Computer-Assisted Dieting: Effects of A Randomized Controlled Trial" Watch Video
November 09 Dennis T. Villareal, MD Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico "Frailty Interventions in Obese Older Adults"  
November 16 John Alverdy, MD Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill "Nutrients, Microbes and the Intestinal Bioreactor" Watch Video
November 23 John M. Miles, MD Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota "Production of FFA From TG-RICH Lipoproteins" Watch Video
November 30 Rex A. Wright, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, UAB "Obesity as a Determinant of Fatigue and Associated Cardiovascular Responses: A Series of Simulation Studies." Watch Video
December 7 Gary Taubes, Ph.D., MS, RWJF Independent Investigator in Health Policy, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA "Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and an Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity." Watch Video
December 14 Catherine Kotz, Ph.D. Professor, GRECC, MN Obesity Center and FScN, VA Medical Center and University of Minnesota "Integration of Feeding and Physical Activity in Obesity Resistance: Role of Orexin" Watch Video

* Special NORC Seminar