2001 Seminar Series
Timothy H. Moran, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, presented a seminar entitled "Cholecystokinin interactions in food intake and energy balance." This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Neuroscience.
Ann E. Kelley, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, presented a seminar entitled "Neural Integrative Activities in the Nucleus Accumbens in Relation to Feeding and Motivation." This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Food Science & Nutrition.
Gokhan S. Hotamisligil, MD, PhD, Department of Nutrition at Harvard University, presented a seminar entitled "The Role of Adipocyte/Macrophage FABPs in Molecular Pathogenesis of Metabolic Syndrome." This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, and the Minnesota Obesity Center.
Northland Regional Chapter ACSM 2001 Spring Tutorial was held at the Radison Hotel Metrodome at the University of Minnesota. It featured the Special Symposium: The Heritage Family Study, which included:
- Special Guest Lecturer:
Per Olaf Ostrand, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Claude Bouchard, PhD, Moderator & Presentor
Jack Wilmore, PhD, FACSM, Texas A&M; University
J. Skinner, PhD, FACSM, Arizona State University
A. Leon, MD, FACSM, University of Minnesota
D.C.Rao, PhD, FACSM, Washington University
Toumo Rankinen, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Barry Popkin, PhD, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, presented a seminar entitled "Dynamic Shifts in Stages of the Nutrition Transition in Developing Countries." This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Food Science & Nutrition.
May 14: Center-Wide Retreat
The Minnesota Obesity Center held its third annual center-wide retreat. Presentations were made by Pilot & Feasibility Award recipients, Center Core Directors, and Center Participating Investigators. This event has increased in popularity over the years and was very well attended. The presentations are followed by a buffet luncheon, which allows people to interact and discuss ideas for potential collaborations and Core usage.
- Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, Division of Epidemiology, UMN, Pilot & Feasibility Award Recipient Presentation, "Strength Training For Obesity Prevention in Women - Results From a MNOC Pilot and Feasibility Study"
- Donald R. Dengel, PhD, School of Kinesiology & Leisure Studies, UMN and VA Medical Center, "What Does Aerobic Exercise Add To A Weight Loss Program?"
- Scott J. Crow, MD, Director, Clinical Populations/Assessment SubCore, Department of Psychiatry, UMN, "Recent Research in Binge Eating Disorder"
- Cary N. Mariash, MD, Director, Basic Mechanisms Core, Department of Medicine, UMN, "The S14 Gene Regulates Body Fat and Lipogenesis: an S14 Knockout Model"
- Maureen McGuire, PhD, Assoc. Director, Epidemiology & Intervention Core, Division of Epidemiology, UMN, "Recent Research in the MNOC Epidemiology Core"
- Michael D. Jensen, MD, Director, Metabolic Studies Core, Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic, "Interrelationships Between Gender, Energy Expenditure, and Endogenous Fuel Availability in Humans"
Marion Nestle, PhD, Chair of the Public Health Nutrition Program at New York University, presented a seminar on "Halting the Obesity Epidemic: Public Health Approaches." This event was co-sponsored by the Division of Epidemiology. The seminar was held in conjunction with a symposium on "Soft Drinks in Schools: Exploring the Issues."
Nicolas Stettler, MD, Dept. of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, was to present a seminar entitled "Risk factors for obesity present early in life." This event was to be co-sponsored by the Department of Food Science & Nutrition. (This event was postponed.)
Nikhil Dhurandhar, PhD, Dept. of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, presented a seminar entitled "Obesity: An Infectious Disease?" This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Food Science & Nutrition.
October 2: Obesity Research Day
The Minnesota Obesity Center sponsored a day long program of current research findings in obesity. Invited speakers were:
- Roland L. Weinsier, MD, DrPH, Director, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, "Examination of the set-point theory: Does resting metabolic rate contribute to obesity?"
- Barry E. Levin, MD, Neurology Service, VA Medical Center, East Orange, NJ, "Set-point?: It's all in what you and your brain eats"
- Michael G. Perri, PhD, ABPP, Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, "Adherence to Exercise Prescriptions"
Kumar R. Sreekumar, PhD, Department of Medicine, Mayo, presented a seminar entitled "Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes." This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Food Science & Nutrition.