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2013 Diabetes and Obesity Talks

DateSpeakerTalk Title
1/9/13Mark Yorek, PhD, University of Iowa

New advances in the study of diabetic neuropathy

2/6/13Chad Grueter, PhD, University of Iowa

Cardiac Regulation of Systemic Metabolism


Lyse Norian, PhD, University of Iowa

Justin Grobe, PhD, University of Iowa

Obesity Impairs Immunity to Renal Tumors

Angiotensin AT1A Receptors are Required for the Metabolic and Cardiovascular Effects of Leptin

3/6/13David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Harvard University

An Integrative, Family-Based Approach to Childhood Obesity


Matthew Potthoff, PhD, University of Iowa

Barbara Baquero, PhD, University of Iowa

FGF21: From Famine to Feast

Partnering with communities to prevent and control obesity

4/10/13Jay Horton, MD, University of Texas Southwestern

Molecular Mediators of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

5/1/13Sonia Caprio, MD, Yale University

The development of type 2 diabetes in youth: a growing challenge


Lucas Carr, PhD, University of Iowa

Brandon Davies, PhD, University of Iowa

Redesigning Sedentary Environments for Health Promotion

The Super Secret Shadow Organ that Facilitates Fat Metabolism


Yuriy Usachev, PhD, University of Iowa

Dawn Quelle, PhD, University of Iowa

Targeting Mitochondrial Fission and Fusion Processes for Neuroprotection in Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy

Role of RABL6A, a novel pancreatic protein, in diabetes and obesity


Chadi Calarge, MD, University of Iowa

Gary Pierce, PhD, University of Iowa

Examining Peripheral Mechanisms of Antipsychotic-Induced Weight Gain: a Gut Microbiome Study

Inflammation Inhibition for Vascular and Autonomic Dysfunction in Obese Prediabetic Humans

9/4/13Isaac Samuel, MD, University of Iowa

THE SCALPEL IS MIGHTIER THAN THE PILL: Surgical Weight Reduction versus Medical Weight Management for Severe Obesity


Anne Kwitek, PhD, University of Iowa

Kamal Rahmouni, PhD, University of Iowa

Effects of Genetics and Dietary Fat on the Metabolic Syndrome in Lyon Rats

Molecular Basis of Insulin Resistance in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome


Andrew Norris, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Leonid Zingman, MD, University of Iowa

Molecular Basis of Insulin Resistance in Bardet-Biedl Syndrome

Musclin- a Novel Exercise-Induced Myokine: Potential Role in Adipose Tissue Mobilization

10/2/13David Mangelsdorf, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern

Regulation of nutrient metabolism by FGF21

10/9/13Joel Elmquist, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern

Unraveling the CNS Pathways Regulating Energy Balance and Glucose Homeostasis

10/23/13Rohit Kulkarni, MD, PhD, Harvard University

Approaches to Promote Beta-Cell Regeneration to Counter Diabetes

11/6/13Jeffery Pessin, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

NF-kB signaling in adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance

11/7/13Steven Blair, PED, University of South Carolina

Fitness or Fatness:  Which Is More Important for Health?

11/13/13Brian Finck, PhD, Washington University

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Gain a Better View of Lipid and Carbohydrate Metabolism

11/20/13Yu-Hua Tseng, PhD, Harvard University

Of mice and men: insights into brown fat and energy metabolism

12/4/13Paul Grimsrud, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Leveraging proteomics and biochemistry to understand post-translational control of mitochondria in type 2 diabetes

12/11/13Dianne Stanton Ward, EdD, University of North Carolina

Changing Environments to Ensure Healthy Physical Activity in Young Children

12/18/13Amnon Schlegel, MD, PhD, University of Utah

Passing through a ketone body transporter: from a genetic screen for zebrafish hepatic steatosis mutants to identifying inhibitors of HMG-Coenzyme A reductase