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 4 No NORC    
January 11 Brad Appelhans, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine, Rush Medical College, Associate Professor, Division of Behavioral Sciences, Director, Section of Clinical Preventative Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois "A role for cognition in socioeconomic disparities in obesity" Watch Video
January 18 Angela Murphy, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina "Obesity’s impact on colon cancer risk and response to therapy" Video not available
January 25 Kali Thomas, PhD, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice, School of Public Health, Brown University "More than a Meal: Documenting the Impact of Home-Delivered Meals on Older Adults’ Health & Community Independence" Video not available
February 1 Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, ConscienHealth, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania "The Need and the Challenge of Advocacy for Reducing the Harm of Obesity" Watch Video
February 8 Cancelled    
February 15 Rob Dunn, PhD, Author: Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How it Made Us Human Professor, Dept. of Applied Ecology, North Carolina State University, Greensboro, North Carolina "A Natural History of the Future: Envisioning a Human Future that Heeds Life's Laws" Watch Video
February 22 Rebecca Pearl, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, College of Public Health & Health Professions, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida "Targeting Weight Stigma in Obesity Interventions" Watch Video
March 1 Marion Neuhouser, PhD, RD, Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch, Seattle, Washington "The long and winding road: energy intake and its complex relationship with risk of obesity and other chronic diseases" Watch Video
March 8 Jena Tronieri, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pschiatry, Director of Clinical Services, Center of Weight & Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "Treating obesity with lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy: applications for weight loss, maintenance, and precision medicine" Watch Video
March 15 Troy Randall, PhD, Professor, Immunology & Rheumatology, and Professor, Microbiology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, UAB, Birmingham, Alabama "Site-specific suppression of anti-tumor immunity mediated by metabolically adapted Tregs" Watch Video
March 22 Bruce Lee, MD, MBA, Professor of Health Policy & Management; City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health, Executive Director, Public Health Computational and Research (PHICOR) and CATCH (Center for Advanced Technology & Communication Health), New York "How System Science, Approaches, and Methods Can Help Address the Obesity Epidemic" Watch Video
March 29 Keri Schadler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Principal Investigator, Schadler Lab, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas "Exercise as a master regulator of the tumor microenvironment" Watch Video
April 5 Joe Donnelly, ED.D., FACSM, FTOS, Professor Internal Medicine, Director, Energy Balance Laboratory, Director, Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City & Schiefelbusch Institute for Lifespan Studies, University of Kansas-Lawrence "Physical Activity and Weight Management" Watch Video
April 12 Molly E Waring, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences' UConn Center for mHealth & Social Media, University of Connecticut "(Re)designing lifestyle interventions for social media delivery: how do we meaningfully engage participants?" Video not available
April 19 Nada Abumrad, PhD, Dr. Robert C. Atkins Professor of Medicine & Obesity Research, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri "Lipid Transport in Determining Individual Health and Disease" Watch Video
April 26 Sonia Fargue, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, UAB School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama "Use of Isotope Tracer Infusions to assess Endogenous Oxalate Synthesis" Watch Video
May 3 Susan Bellis, PhD, Professor, Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama "Novel glycosylation-dependent mechanisms that may contribute to obesity" Watch Video
May 10 Michael Hall, MD, Associate Division Director, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Associate Vice Chair of Research, and Director & Associate Professor, School of Medicine, University of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi "Role of Perinephric Fat and Kidney Disease in Hypertension and Heart Failure" Watch Video
May 17 John Cawley, PhD, Professor, Dept of Policy Analysis and Management, Professor, Department of Economics, Co-Director, Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York "Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: Impacts on Prices, Purchases, and Consumption" Watch Video
May 24 Jim Rimmer, PhD, Director, UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative; Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Health Professions, UAB &
Drew Sayer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions, UAB
"Beyond Nutrition: An Integrated Approach to Promote the Health, Longevity and Well-Being of People with Disabilities" Watch Video
June 23 Emiel A.M. Janssen, PhD, Professor in Biomedicine, University in Stavanger, Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, Australia "Breast Cancer: From Cells to Society" Watch Video
September 6 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 13 Julio Ayala, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee "Mechanisms for Glp1 Receptor Agonist-Induced Weight Loss: A Tale of Two Nutrient Sensors" Watch Video
September 20 Barbara Gower, PhD, Professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Division of Physiology & Metabolism, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama "Nutrition for Precision Health" Watch Video
September 27 Lauren Fiechtner, MD, Director of Nutrition, Division of Gastroenterology and General Academic Pediatrics, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Senior Health and Research Advisor, Greater Boston Food Bank and Hunger to Health Collaboratory, Boston, Massachusetts "Primary Care Based Interventions for Childhood Obesity From RCT to Off the Shelf package" Watch Video
October 4 No lecture    
October 11 Scott Sumners, PhD, Co-Director, Diabetes & Metabolism Research Center, Department Chair, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, Distinguished Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah "Are Ceramides the New Cholesterol?" Watch Video
October 18 Wayne Campbell, PhD, Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana "Dietary protein quantity, Quality, and timing Influences on skeletal muscle with aging" Watch Video
October 25 Kirk Habegger, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama "Glucagon biology: glycemic control and weight loss" Watch Video
November 1 No lecture - TOS    
November 8 Drew Sayer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama "Behavioral weight loss for type 2 diabetes management: Do macronutrient recommendations matter?" Watch Video
November 15 Kerri Winters-Stone, PhD, Elnora Thompson Distinguished Professor, School of Nursing, Division of Oncological Sciences, School of Medicine, Co-Leader, Cancer, Prevention and Control Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, Co-Director, Community Partnership Program, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon "Remote Delivery & Assessment of Supervised Resistance Training in Older Cancer Survivors: How COVID-19 Expanded Our Research" Watch Video
November 22 No NORC – Thanksgiving Holiday    
November 29 Randy Seeley, PhD, Henry King Ransom Endowed Professor of Surgery, Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine Adjunct Professor, Nutritional Sciences University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI "What bariatric surgery tells us about the role of the gut in metabolism" Watch Video
Dcember 6 Marc Cornier, PhD, Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Diabetes, and Metabolic Diseases, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina "I worked out, so now can I eat whatever I want?" Watch Video
Dcember 13 Meghan Butryn, PhD, Professor, Associate Dept. Head, Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences, WELL Center, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania "Using technology to enhance supportive accountability in lifestyle modification programs" Watch Video
Dcember 20 No NORC – Holidays    
Dcember 27 No NORC – Holidays