Obesity Research and Education Initiative

Event Archive

January

12

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

ER protein folding, redox, and lipid catabolism: why they matter for fatty liver disease and liver cancer

Tom Rutkowski , PhD
Associate Professor
Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


January

26

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

CD40 & diet-induced obesity: An unexpected new role for an important receptor

Gail Bishop , PhD
Holden Chair of Cancer Biology, Co-Director, Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy Group, & Associate Director for Basic Science Research
Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


February

02

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Mitochondrial physiology: Novel concepts

William  Sivitz , MD
Professor
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


February

09

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

A Novel 7TM Receptor Signaling Pathway and its Role in Energy Homeostasis

Masoud  Ghamari-Langroudi , PhD
Research Instructor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Vanderbilt University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI

Co-sponsored by: Dept. of Pharmacology


February

16

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Adipocytes are Targets for Environmental and Bacterial Toxins: Role in Diabetes

Al Klingelhutz, PhD & Pat Schlievert , PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology & Radiation Oncology
Chair and DEO, Microbiology & Professor, Internal Medicine
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


February

23

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Engineering the gut microbiota to treat metabolic diseases

Sean Davies , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


March

02

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Regulation of Cardiac Transcription by the Mediator Complex

Chad Grueter , PhD
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


March

09

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

The brown fat secretome: metabolic functions beyond thermogenesis

Jiandie  Lin , PhD
Associate Professor
Cell & Developmental Bioolgy
University of Michigan Medical School

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


March

23

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Autophagy and regulation of lipid metabolism

Rajat  Singh , MD
Assistant Professor
Medicine - Endocrinology & Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


March

30

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

White blood cell and glucose, unhappy together

Ira Goldberg , MD
Director
Division of Endocinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
NYU

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


April

06

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Oxidative capacity, skeletal muscle fuel use and their relationship to aging

Charles Burant , MD, PhD
Director of the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center
Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism & Professor, Internal Medicine and Molecular & Integrative Physiology
University of Michigan

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


April

13

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Diabetes and Atherosclerosis – Insights Gained from Mouse Models

Karin Bornfeldt , PhD
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology
Associate Director, Diabetes & Obesity Center of Excellence
University of Washington

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


April

20

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Regulation of Pancreatic Beta cell Identity and Function

Lori  Sussel , PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics and Development
Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Columbia University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


April

27

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Bypassing Diabetes by Reprogramming Intestinal Metabolism

Nicholas  Stylopoulos , MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Harvard

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


May

04

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Central Circuits of thermoregulatory leptin action

Heike Muenzberg-Gruening , PhD
Associate Professor
Central Leptin Signaling
LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


May

11

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Iron and hypoxia: Novel targets for treating and understanding diabetes

Donald  McClain , MD, PhD
Professor
Medicine and Biochemistry
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


May

18

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

A novel endocrine regulatory mechanism between liver and islet of Langerhans

Mehboob  Hussain , MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Biological Chemistry
Director, Cell Biology Core of Diabetes Research Center
Johns Hopkins University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


June

01

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Dysregulation of PAI-1 in Obesity and Thrombosis

Steven Lentz , MD, PhD
Henry Hamilton Professor of Hematology
Internal Medicine
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


June

08

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Weight Loss Interventions and Functional Health in an Aging Society

Jack Rejeski , PhD
Thurman D. Kitchin Professor
Health and Exercise Science
Wake Forest University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


June

15

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Tissue-Specific Roles of the Renin-Angiotensin System in Energy Balance Physiology

Justin  Grobe , PhD
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


June

22

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Worms need microbes too: microbiota, metabolism and ageing in C. elegans

Filipe  Cabreiro , PhD
Lecturer in Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases
The Institute for Structural and Molecular Biology
University College London

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


June

29

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Transcriptional Mediators of the Subcutaneous and Visceral Adipose Tissue Phenotype

Paul Cohen , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Head of the Lab of Molecular Metabolism
Rockefeller University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


July

08

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

1289 CBRB

SPECIAL DAY/TIME: Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Family-Based Obesity Treatment: A cost-effective platform for treating multigenerational obesity

Leonard Epstein , PhD
SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chief, Behavioral Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
SUNY Universtiy at Buffallo

Event Announcement

Hosted by: OREI/FOEDRC


July

13

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Carver Pavilion, 8th floor between Elevators E and F

SPECIAL TIME/LOCATION: Diabetes and Obesity Talks

The Effects of Nutrition on T cell Immunity: Malnutrition and immunodeficiency vs. Obesity and inflammation

Nancie MacIver , MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology
Duke University Medical Center

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI/Department of Pediatrics


July

20

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Sarcopenia: What accounts for the attenuated growth of skeletal muscle with aging?

Sue  Bodine , PhD
Professor
Physiology and Membrane Biology
University of California - Davis

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


August

03

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Adipose Tissue in Health and Disease

Matthew Brady , PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine- Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
University of Chicago

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


August

10

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Preventing Obesity in Youth via Physical Activity: The Observational Evidence

Kathleen  Janz , EdD
Professor
Health and Human Physiology
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


August

17

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Role of Physical Activity in Amino Acid Sensing, Insulin Sensitivity and the Development of Anabolic Resistance in Human Skeletal Muscle

Blake Rasmussen , PhD
Professor & Chair
Department of Nutrition and Metabolism
University of Texas - Galveston

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


August

24

1:00pm-2:00pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipient Progress Update

Charles Brenner , PhD
Roy J. Carver Chair & DEO, Department of Biochemistry
Justin Grobe, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


August

31

1:00pm-2:00pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipient Progress Update

Vitor Lira , PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Physiology
Phil Polgreen, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


September

14

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Hypothalamic control of metabolic syndrome and aging

Dongsheng  Cai , MD, PhD
Professor
Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


September

21

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

The role of lipid droplets in lipid metabolism and insulin secretion

Yumi Imai , MD
Assistant Professor
Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


September

28

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Ketogenesis and protection from steatohepatitis

Peter  Crawford , MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Cardiovascular Pathobiology Program
Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


October

05

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Novel Independent PPARgamma Pathways in Vascular Smooth Muscle and Endothelium Regulate Vascular Tone and Arterial Pressure

Curt Sigmund , PhD
Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Pharmacology
Roy J Carver Chair in Hypertension Research, Professor of Internal Medicine, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


October

12

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Immune regulation of adipose tissue function

Anthony  Ferrante , MD, PhD
Dorothy & Daniel Silberberg Associate Professor
Medicine
Columbia University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


October

19

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Jed Friedman , PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Director, NIH Center for Human Nutrition Research Metabolism Core Laboratory
University of Colorado - Denver

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


October

26

1:00pm-2:00pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipient Progress Update

Robert Piper , PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Michael Lutter, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


November

02

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Studies of Metabolism and Diabetes in Drosophila

Carl Thummel , PhD
Professor
Human Genetics
University of Utah

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


November

03

9:30 am pm-10:30 am

1289 CBRB

SPECIAL DAY/TIME: Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Molecular Mechanisms of Beta-cell Mass Regulation in Obesity

Amelia Linnemann , PhD
Researcher/Assistant Scientist
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Event Announcement

Hosted by: OREI/FOEDRC


November

09

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Developmental Origins of Insulin Resistance

Andrew Norris , MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes & Biochemistry
Associate Director of Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


November

16

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Mechanisms linking metabolic dysregulation with inflammation

Christoph  Buettner , MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


November

23

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

CANCELLED

Xiaoyong  Yang , PhD
Associate Professor
Comparative Medicine and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yale University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


November

30

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance: Is Glucose Disposal the Whole Story?

Brian O’Neill , MD
Instructor in Medicine
Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


December

01

9:30 am pm-10:30 am

1289 CBRB

SPECIAL DAY/TIME: Diabetes and Obesity Talks

The prohormone VGF regulates β-cell function via extracellular and intracellular pathways

Samuel Stephens , PhD
Senior Research Associate
Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Duke University

Event Announcement

Hosted by: OREI/FOEDRC


December

07

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Hypothalamic Circuits: From Behavior to Metabolism

Huxing  Cui , MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Michael Lutter Laboratory
Psychiatry
University of Iowa

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


December

14

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

The Economics of Obesity

John Cawley , PhD
Professor
Policy Analysis and Management & Economics
Cornell Univesity

Event Announcement

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI


January

04

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

1289 CBRB

Diabetes and Obesity Talks

Helena Laroche , MD
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Iowa

Hosted by: FOEDRC/OREI