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

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January 9 Adrienne C. Scheck, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Arizona State University & Associate Investigator, Cancer Biology Program, Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ "Pluripotent Effects of Metabolic Ketosis for the Adjuvant Treatment of Brain Tumors" Watch Video
*January 10 James O. Hill, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), University of Colorado "What will it take to reduce obesity in the population?"  
January 16 Steven R. Smith, MD, Chief Scientific Officer / SVP, Florida Hospital, Scientific Director, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Professor, Sanford Burnham Prebys, Medical Discovery Institute, Orlando, FL "Metabolic Flexibility & Energy Utilization"  
January 23 William S. Yancy, Jr., MD, MHS, FTOS, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Director, Duke University Diet, and Fitness Center, Durham, NC "Metabolic Effects of Low-Carbohydrate, High-Fat Nutrition: What is the Evidence?" Watch Video
January 30 Bret H. Goodpaster, Ph.D., Professor, Integrative Metabolism Program, Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease, Director, Exercise Metabolism Core, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL "Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Energy Metabolism"  
February 6 Martha S. Field, Ph.D., Division of Nutrition Sciences, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY "Systems Approaches to Understanding Metabolism" Watch Video
February 13 Gary H. Gibbons, MD, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch, Bethesda, MD "Charting Our Future Together: Translating Discovery Science into Public Health Impact" Watch Video
February 20 Eric Ravussin, Ph.D., Boyd Professor, Director Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism, Associate Executive Director for Clinical Science, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA "Putting Together the Puzzle of Energy Expenditure and Its Role in Weight Control"  
February 27 Walter C. Willett, MD, Professor, Epidemiology and Nutrition, Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA "Diet and Health: Finding the Path to Veritas" Watch Video
March 6 Claude Bouchard, Ph.D., Professor, John W. Barton, Sr. Endowed Chair in Genetics and Nutrition, Director of the Human Genomics Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA "Convergence between the Genetics of Obesity and its Recognized Biological and Behavioral Determinants"  
March 13 David M. Vock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN "Getting Smart about Developing Adaptive Intervention Strategies" Watch Video
March 20 Canceled    
March 27 Michael Rosenbaum, MD, Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine, Associate Director, CTSA/Clinical Research Resource, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY "The Physiological Conspiracy Against Sustained Weight Loss" Watch Video
April 3 Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, FTOS, FACSM, Professor, Department Of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil, Chapel Hill, NC "It's Never Too Early: Obesity Prevention Strategies for Child Care Settings"  
April 10 Jessica Rothman, Ph.D. Professor Department of Anthropology Hunter College, City University of New York City, NY "Insights into the Nutritional Ecology of Wild Primates in Tropical Rainforests"  
April 17 Kirk M. Habegger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes & and Metabolism, UAB "Anti-Obesity Actions of Glucagon Receptor Signaling"  
May 1 Barbara J. Rolls, Ph.D., Professor, Guthrie Chair in Nutritional Sciences, Director, Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA "Food Properties That Drive Intake"  
May 8 Tanya Agurs- Collins, Ph.D., RD, Program Director, Health Behaviors Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS, Bethesda, MD "Obesity-Related Cancers: Opportunities and Challenges or Using Genotype to Design Weight Loss Interventions"  
*June 5 Todd Castleberry, Texas Woman’s University, Department of Kinesiology "Whey Protein and Glycemic Control"  
September 11 Barbara Gower, Ph.D., Gary Hunter, Ph.D., Tapan Mehta, Ph.D., and Tim Nagy, Ph.D., UAB "UAB NORC CORES"  
September 18 Gareth Dutton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, UAB "Weight Management in Primary Care: Investigating Effective and Feasible Interventions" Watch Video
September 25 Michelle T. Foster, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human, Nutrition, Colorado State University "Adipose Tissue Distribution as a Determinant of Metabolic Disease Risk: Why Belly Fat is Bad, but Fat Around the Hips is Good "  
October 2 Lyse Norian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Diet and obesity: positive and negative effects on tumors and immune function" Watch Video
October 9 Suzanne Judd, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UAB "Dietary Contributors to Racial Differences in Stroke" Watch Video
October 16 Eric Plaisance, Ph.D., FACSM, Associate Professor, Department of Human Studies / Exercise Physiology, Associate Scientist, Center for Exercise Medicine, Associate Scientist, NORC, UAB "Ketone Ester Effects on Energy Balance and Metabolism" Watch Video
October 23 Courtney M. Peterson, Ph.D., MSc, MS, MASt, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "Intermittent Fasting and the Circadian Clock: Does When You Eat Affect Your Health?" Watch Video
October 30 Jason Collier, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Islet Biology and Inflammation, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System "Physiological Role for Inflammation in Pancreatic Islets"  
November 6 Kathryn Kaiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, UAB "A case for (and against) a National Institute for Nutrition" Watch Video
November 13 No Seminar    
November 20 No Seminar    
November 27 Gary Foster, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, WW (formerly Weight Watchers), Adjunct Professor, Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Adjunct Professor, Center for Obesity, Research and Education, Temple University "Scalable Solutions for Obesity Prevention & Treatment" Watch Video
December 4 Tiffany M. Powell-Wiley MD, MPH, FAHA, Chief, Social Determinants of Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Laboratory, Cardiovascular Branch, DIR, NHLBI "System Science Approaches to Evaluate the Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Cardiometabolic Risk " Watch Video
December 11 Julie Carroll Lumeng, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan "The Development of Eating Behavior in Early Childhood"  
December 18 No Seminar    
December 25 No Seminar    

* Special NORC Seminar