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Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Jay D. Horton, MD

Monday, April 22, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Jay D. Horton, MD Professor & Director Center for Human Nutrition | Internal Medicine | Molecular Genetics Director's Endowed Chair; Scott Grundy Director's Chair The Dr. Robert C. and Veronica Atkins Chair in Obesity & Diabetes Research Distinguished Chair in Human Nutrition Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases UT Southwestern Medical Center Presentation: Role of Lipogenesis in Health and Disease

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Christina D. Economos, PhD

Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Christina D. Economos, PhD Professor Chair, Division of Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition Co-Founder, Director and Vice-Chair, ChildObesity180 Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University, Boston MA Presentation: Catalyzing Communities to Prevent Obesity:  A Systems Approach

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Patrick Seale, PhD

Monday, May 6, 2019, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Patrick Seale, PhD Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Presentation: Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells and Fat Tissue Remodeling