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

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January 8 Srinivasan Dasarathy, MD, Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Professor of Medicine, Director, Liver Metabolism Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation "Sarcopenia in liver disease- the mechanistic basis of therapeutic options" Watch Video
January 15 Jacqueline M. Stephens, Ph.D., Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University "Emerging roles of the JAK-STAT signaling pathway in adipocytes" Watch Video
January 22 Karen L. Edwards, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Professor, Program in Public Health, Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine "Metabolic Syndrome: A Genetic Epidemiologic Odyssey"
*January 23 Adele Lauren Fowler, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, UAB "The Life of a Comparative Animal Nutritionist: From Zebrafish to Nutritional Epidemiology"
January 29 Canceled Canceled
February 5 Ellen W. Demerath, Ph.D., Chair, Maternal and Child, Health MPH Program, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN "Message (not) in a Bottle: Breast Milk Quality and Quantity and the Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity" Watch Video
*February 8 Kelsey Gabel, MS, RD, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Illinois, Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition "Health benefits of time-restricted feeding"
February 12 Abdul G. Dulloo, Ph.D., Professor, Department Endocrinology, Metabolism & Cardiovascular System, Faculty of Sciences & Medicine, University of Fribourg, Switzerland "Does Dieting and Weight Cycling make People Fatter?" Watch Video
February 19 Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, Co-Director, The Johns Hopkins Center for Women’s Health, Sex and Gender Research "Re-focusing Obesity Prevention on Young Adults: Pregnancy and Other Strategic Opportunities" Watch Video
February 26 Aaron Cypess, MD, Ph.D., MMSc, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health "Activating Human Brown Adipose Tissue to Treat Metabolic Disease – Advances, Alarms, and Amazements"
March 5 Stella Aslibekyan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Currently at “23andMe” "Beyond the Genome: Big Data Epidemiology at 23andMe"
March 12 Cécilia Samieri, Ph.D., MSc, Permanent researcher at the INSERM, (French National Institute for Health) University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France "The food exposome and brain aging: An epidemiological approach" Watch Video
March 19 Jennifer Ann Ligibel, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Director, Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute "Using Diet and Exercise to Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence"
March 26 Michaela Kiernan, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine "Retention strategies for randomized clinical trials: State of the science, innovation, and future directions" Watch Video
April 2 AHA Group Timothy Garvey, MD, Kirk Habegger, Ph.D., Lorie Harper, MD, Paula Chandler-Laney, Ph.D., & Julie Locher, PhD "Intergenerational Transmission of Obesity"
April 9 Denise K. Houston, Ph.D., RD, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Prevention "Obesity and Weight Management in Older Adults – Weighing the Benefits and Risks"
April 16 Corby K. Martin, Ph.D., FTOS, Professor, Director, Ingestive Behavior, Promotion Laboratory, Director, Human Phenotyping Core, Pennington Biomedical Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center "Assessing and managing energy balance: Are clinically relevant solutions available?" Watch Video
April 23 Kevin Niswender, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director, Clinical Research Center, Human Metabolic Physiology Core "Toward obesity precision medicine: Promise of the glucagon-like peptide-1 recpetor"
*April 26 Megan Ferriby, MS, Ph.D. Candidate, Human Development & Family, Science/Couple & Family Therapy program "Psychosocial and Relation Correlates of Weight Loss and Behavior Change Among Bariatric Surgery Patients"
April 30 Merry-Lynn McDonald, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allery and Critical Care "Network Medicine Approach to COPD Cachexia: It’s More than Low BMI"
May 7 Dean Assimos, MD, Professor and Chair, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Urology & Kyle Wood, MD, Assistant Professor, UAB School of Medicine, Department of Urology "Obesity and Kidney Stone Disease" Watch Video
May 14 Irfan M. Asif, MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UAB School of Medicine "The Future of Medicine and Implications for Research within the Department of Nutrition" Watch Video
May 21 Laura Saslow, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan School of Nursing "Optimizing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes"  
May 28 Canceled    
August 27 Diana Thomas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY "Collaborating with USMA" Watch Video
September 10 Connie Weaver, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University - Department of Nutrition Science "Building the Road to Prevention of Age-Related Diseases" Watch Video
September 17 James O. Hill, Ph.D., UAB, Chair of Department of Nutrition Sciences, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center "The State of the NORC" Watch Video
September 24 Ira J. Goldberg, MD, NYU Langone Health, Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr. Professor of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Director, Division of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism "The Lipid Exodus: From the Blood to the Tissues"  
October 1 William J. Evans, Ph.D., FACSM, FACN, Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Senior Research Fellow, Duke University Medical Center "Sarcopenia reconsidered: The importance of skeletal muscle mass in health and disease" Watch Video
October 8 Canceled    
October 15 Brooks Wingo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Health Professions, Department of Occupational Therapy "Dietary interventions to improve metabolic health and reduce symptom burden in people with physical disabilities" Watch Video
October 22 Bette Caan, DrPH, Senior Research Scientist, Director, Early Stage Investigator Training Program, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente "Exercise to Improve Muscle Heath and Cancer Outcomes?" Watch Video
October 29 Xiaofeng Yang, MD, Ph.D., FAHA, Professor and Co-Director for Basic Research Center for Inflammation, Translational & Clinical Lung Research, Professor, Centers for Metabolic Disease Research, Cardiovascular Research and Thrombosis Research Department of Pharmacology and Immunology, Director, Faculty Mentoring Program of Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University "Innate immunity, atherosclerosis and metabolically healthy obesity" Watch Video
November 5 No Seminar    
November 12 Shari L. Barkin, MD, MSHS, Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt School of Medicine "Childhood Obesity Inside and Out" Watch Video
November 19 Dai Fukumura, MD, Ph.D., Deputy Director, Edwin L. Steele Laboratories, Department of Radiation Oncology, Associate Professor, Massachusetts General Hosptial "Overcoming obesity-aggravated tumor progression and treatment resistance"  
November 26 No Seminar    
December 3 Canceled    
December 10 Tracy E. Crane, Ph.D., RDN, University of Arizona, College of Nursing, Biobehavioral Health Sciences Division, Mel & Enid Zuckerman, College of Public Health "Lifestyle interventions in the digital health era: making the most of ehealth and mhealth technologies" Watch Video
December 17 Lynis Dohm, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology, East Carolina University Metabolic Syndrome and the “Vicious Cori Cycle”; Watch Video

* Special NORC Seminar