Obesity Research Day '15

Featuring Research Core Presentations
Keynote Address: Allen Levine wih Charles Billington and Michael Jensen "The Science and Politics of Obesity: A Dialog with Past and Future Presidents of The Obesity Society"
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 -
8:00am to 2:00pm

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PROGRAM

8:00 AM                Registration/Continental Breakfast/Poster Presentations
                             McNamara Alumni Center: The Commons and The Ski-U-Mah Room

8:30 AM                Opening Remarks
                             David A. Bernlohr, PhD, Director of the Minnesota Nutrition & Obesity Center

8:35 AM                Jerica Berge, PhD, Amanda Trofholz, MPH and Michelle Draxten, MPH
                             Family Medicine & Community Health, UMN
                             The Family Matters Study (Epidemiology & Intervention Core)

8:55 AM                Anastasia Zink, PhD, Research Service, Minneapolis-VAMC
                             DREADD Technology and Optogenetics (Neuromodulation Core)

9:15 AM                Adrian Vella, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
                             Effect of TCF7L2 on Islet Function in Non-diabetic Humans (Metabolic Studies Core)

9:35 AM                Coffee Break/Poster Presentations in The Commons and The Ski-U-Mah Room

10:00 AM              Douglas Mashek, PhD, Department Food Science & Nutrition, UMN
                             New Insights into NAFLD: Oh Fat, Where Does Thou Go? (Molecular & Cellular Basis of Obesity Core)

10:20 AM              Kelly Berg, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, UMN
                             An Emotion Regulation Model of Binge Eating (Disordered Eating Assessment Core)

10:40 AM              Coffee Break/Poster Presentations in The Commons and The Ski-U-Mah Room

11:00 AM              The Science and Politics of Obesity: A Dialog with Past and Future Presidents of The Obesity Society
                              Keynote Speaker: Allen S. Levine, PhD, Vice Provost, Faculty and Academic Affairs
                              Panel Discussion with Charles J. Billington, MD, Endocrine Section, Minneapolis-VAMC and
                              Michael D. Jensen, MD, Endocrine Research Unit, Mayo Clinic

12:00 – 2:00 PM    Luncheon Buffet/Poster Presentations in The Commons and The Ski-U-Mah Room

  This Event is Jointly Sponsored by the Minnesota Nutrition & Obesity Center and the University of Minnesota.