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

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January 7 Matthew P. Buman, Ph.D., FACS, FSBM, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, College of Health Solutions, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology "Assessing behaviors across the 24 hours: Implications for obesity interventions targeting sleep and physical activity" Watch Video
January 14 Heather C. Hamner, Ph.D., MS, MPH, Senior Health Scientist, Maternal, Infant, and Toddler Nutrition Team, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "CDC’s Early Child Nutrition: From Birth to 2 Years" Watch Video
January 21 David Ludwig, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Nutrition. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Director, New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, Boston Children’s Hospital "The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity" Watch Video
January 28 Peter Katzmarzyk, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Executive Director for Population and Public Health Sciences at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University "Implications of Race Differences in Identifying Obesity-Related Health Risks" Watch Video
February 4 Catia Martins, Ph.D., Professor of Obesity and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology "Changes in appetite and energy expenditure with weight loss – Compensatory response that drives relapse or normalization" Watch Video
February 11 Robert W. Motl, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research for the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative, Professor in the UAB Department of Physical Therapy "Development, delivery, and evaluation of a remotely delivered physical activity intervention in MS" Watch Video
February 18 Philipp E. Scherer, Ph.D. Professor Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center Department of Internal Medicine, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center "The Multifaceted Roles of Adipose Tissue: Therapeutic Targets for Diabetes, Obesity and Beyond" Watch Video
February 25 Leonard H. Epstein, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY "Leadfeet and Worn Brakes: Reinforcement Pathology and Obesity" Watch Video
March 10 Marissa Gowey, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham "Executive function and the development, management, and maintenance of obesity" Watch Video
March 17 Canceled    
March 24 Canceled    
March 31 Canceled    
April 7 Canceled    
April 14 Canceled    
April 21 Canceled    
April 28 Canceled    
May 5 Canceled    
May 12 Dr. Tim Garvey, Director of the UAB Diabetes Research Center (DRC) "Obesity and Obesity as a Disease: the Journey of a Diabetologist." Watch Video
June 2 Dr. Deb DeMuth from Bayer "Science, Commercialism and Integrity – can they coexist?"  
September 15 Ryan Teague, PhD, Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; St. Louis University School of Medicine "Fructose promotes tumor cytoprotection and resistance to immunotherapy" Watch Video
September 22 Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc, Director & Professor, Center for Healty Weight, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark "Nutrition Management of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes - A role for precision medicine" Watch Video
September 29 Molly Bray, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences; Susan T. Jastrow Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nutritional Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin "How does genetic variation influence response to exercise?" Watch Video
October 6 Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD, Chief, Section on Growth and Obesity, Program in Endocrinology, Genetics, and Metabolism (PEMG), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) "The Melanocortin 3 Receptor & Pediatric Obesity" Watch Video
October 13 Margaret Helen Zeller, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist, Research, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology; Director, Fellowship; Co-director, Center for Child Behavior and Nutrition Research and Training; Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics "Treatment and Prevention of Pediatric Sever Obesity: Filling Research Gaps and Finding Opportunities" Watch Video
October 20 Christina Economos, PhD, New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition; Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy; Professor; Tufts University "Tackling Childhood Obesity: Systems Modeling, Diffusion, Scaling" Watch Video
October 27 Audrey Bergouignan, PhD, Anschutz Health &Wellness Center; Division of Endocrinology; University of Colorado School of Medicine "Physiopathology of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors" Video not available
November 3 Kyle Wood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UAB "The role of oxalate in kidney stone disease" Watch Video
November 10 James O. Hill, PhD, Director, NORC; Chair Nutrition Sciences; UAB "State of NORC" Watch Video
November 17 John L. Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Associate Professor Department of Nutritional Sciences; Lifestyle Medicine Lead MD Program at the University of Toronto "Low calorie sweeteners and health: Another nutrition story lost in translation?" Watch Video
November 24 Robert Ross, PhD, R.Kin. FAHA, FACSM, FCAHS, Adjunct Professor School of Kinesiology; Health Studies, Queen’s University "Towards Precision in Exercise Medicine: Challenges and Opportunities" Watch Video
December 1 Delia West, PhD, Professor, Department of Exercise Science; Smart State Endowed Chair & Director of the Center for Technology to Promote Healthful Lifestyles; Arnold School of Public Health; University of South Carolina "Internet Delivered Weight Control: Evidence and Refinements over 15 years" Watch Video
December 8 Kevin Hall, PhD, Senior Investigator, Integrative Physiology Section, Chief Laboratory of Biological Modeling, National Institutes of Health "Calories, Carbs, or Quality? What Matters Most for Body Weight." Watch Video
December 15 Glenn Rowe, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism , UAB "Exercise-Induced Adaptations in Skeletal Muscle and Beyond" Watch Video