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

This seminar is held in the Learning Resource Center on Tuesdays at Noon. If you are interested in presenting a seminar, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

January 5 Francesco Rubino, MD, Professor of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; King’s College London; Consultant Surgeon; King’s College Hospital "Type 2 Diabetes: An Operable Intestinal Disease?" Watch Video
January 12 Samuel Klein, PhD, William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Science; Director, Center for Human Nutrition; Washington University School of Medicine "Clinical & Physiological Implications of Bariatric Surgery in Type 2 Diabetes" Video not available
January 19 Susan Murphy, PhD, Professor of Statistics, Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute and Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Harvard University "Data, Personalization, and Digital Health!" Watch Video
January 26 Linda Collins, PhD, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Biostatistics; Co-Director, Transdisciplinary Research Methods Core, Center for Drug Use and HIV Research; School of Global Public Health; New York University "It's not only about effectiveness: Optimization of behavioral and biobehavioral interventions" Watch Video
February 2 Drew Sayer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, UAB "SMART Approaches for Developing Adaptive Obesity Treatment Strategies" Watch Video
February 9 Michael Lean, MD, Professor, Clinical Senior Research Fellow/Honorary Consultant (School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing) University of Glasgow, Glasgow Royal Infirmary "Diet for weight control and remission of type 2 diabetes" Watch Video
February 16 Evan Forman, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Director, Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center), Drexel University "Harnessing AI for Obesity Treatment: Baby Steps" Watch Video
February 23 Jean Schaffer, MD, Senior Investigator and Associate Research Director, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School "SnoRNAs: novel links to metabolism" Video not available
March 2 Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, FACE, Duke Ahead Fellow, Fellow National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN), Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition, Associate Dean of Students Affairs/Duke School of Medicine, Associate Director, Duke School of Medicine Master of Biomedical Sciences, Co-Director for the Duke CTSI- Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) "Cultural adaptation of behavioral interventions – Hispanic/Latinos" Watch Video
March 9 Tricia Leahy, PhD, Associate Professor; Department of Allied Health Sciences; Co-Director of the UConn Weight Management Research Group "Lifestyle interventions for obesity treatment: Cost-effective strategies & weight loss maintenance " Watch Video
March 16 Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FAHA, FTOS, Assistant Professor, Medicine & Pediatrics Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Pediatrics, Medicine, Endocrinology, and Neuroendocrine Massachusetts General Hospital, NIH/NORC/URiA Workshop Series Director "A Potpourri of Research in Pediatric and Adult Obesity" Watch Video
March 23 Jamy Ard, MD, Professor Epidemiology & Prevention, Wake Forest University "Improving outcomes with bariatric surgery: the role of adjunct pharmacotherapy" Watch Video
March 30 Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, Research Professor, Community Health and Prevention, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University "Targeting and Tailoring of Obesity Prevention and Treatment Interventions to Enhance Equity Effects – New Directions" Watch Video
April 6 George Howard, PhD, Professor and Chair, Dept of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, UAB "Contributors to the Excess Incidence of Hypertension in Black Adults" Watch Video
April 13 Christie Befort, PhD, Professor, Department of Population Health, University of Kansas Medical Center and Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Control for KU Cancer Center "Obesity, Cancer, and Weight Control Intervention in Rural Settings" Watch Video
April 20 Barbara Schneeman, PhD, Professor Emerita of Nutrition University of California, Davis "The Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Examining the 2020 Process" Watch Video
April 27 Johanna Lampe, PhD., R.D., Associate Division Director, Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Research Professor, Dept. of Epidemiology, and Core Faculty, Nutritional Sciences Program, University of Washington "Diet-Gut Microbiome Interactions: Controlled Feeding Studies and Metabolic Phenotypes" Watch Video
May 4 Andrew Hardaway, PhD, Asst. Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobiology Assoc Scientist NORC, UAB "Illuminating brain circuits for feeding behavior one GuLP-1 at a time" Watch Video
May 11 Bryan Bergman, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus “New insights into muscle lipids and insulin resistance – is it all about location?” Watch Video
May 18 Tiffany Carson, PhD, Associate Member | George Edgecomb Scholar Department of Health Outcomes & Behavior, Division of Population Science H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute “Weighing In on Stress and Depression: How do psychological factors affect weight control among Black Women?” Watch Video
May 25 Kelley Gabriel, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UAB “20-Year Changes in Fitness: What Can We Learn from Early Adulthood?” Watch Video
September 7 Jim Hill, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Director, UAB Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), Birmingham, Alabama “State of NORC” Watch Video
September 14 Holly Wyatt, MD, Professor, Vice-Chair for Clinical Programs, Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama “Translating obesity and nutrition research into clinics and communities” Watch Video
September 21 Dorothy Pekmezi, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama “Technology- and theory- supported lifestyle interventions for addressing rural cancer disparities” Watch Video
September 28 Gary Schwartz, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, & Behavioral Sciences Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York “Feel the Burn: Feeding, Nutrient Sensing and Thermogenesis” Watch Video
October 5 Charles Burant, PhD, Dr. Robert C and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan “Exercise, oxidative capacity and metabolic health” Watch Video
October 12 Michael Schwartz, MD, Board Certified Physician and founding director of the UW Medicine Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence. Robert J. Williams Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor of Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington “Rethinking the Role of the Brain in Glucose Homeostasis and Diabetes Pathogenesis” Video not available
October 19 Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD, Christian Vaisse, M.D., Ph.D., Vera M. Long Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, Professor of Medicine, Director, UCSF Nutrition & Obesity Research Center (NORC), Diabetes Center and Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California “Molecular Genetics of Human Obesity: An expanding role for the primary cilia” Video not available
October 26 Don McClain, MD, PhD, Professor, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina “Iron and Oxygen as regulators of Metabolism: It's Elemental” Watch Video
November 2 No Lecture    
November 9 Sharon M. Donovan, PhD, RD, Professor and Melissa M. Noel Endowed Chair in Nutrition and Health Director, Personalized Nutrition Initiative, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois “Noninvasive interrogation of host gene expression and host-microbiome interactions in early life to identify early predictors of obesity risk” Watch Video
November 16 Kathryn Dewey, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Nutrition Institute of Global Nutrition, University of California, Davis, Davis, California “Meeting nutrient needs during the first 1000 days: challenges and opportunities” Watch Video
November 23 No NORC – Thanksgiving Holiday    
Novemberr 30 Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Nutritional Science Director, Clinical Science Research Core of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri “Protein intake, age-associated sarcopenia and cardiometabolic health” Watch Video
Dcember 7 James Stubbs, PhD, Professor, Appetite and Energy Balance, University of Leeds, United Kingdom “Behavioral approaches to weight loss and maintenance, what are we missing?” Watch Video
Dcember 14 Matt Maciejewski, PhD, Professor, Dept of Population Health Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Core Faculty, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy & Senior Research Scientist, Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care, Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina “Long-term Mental health Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery” Watch Video
Dcember 21 No NORC    
Dcember 28 No NORC    

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