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2014 Diabetes and Obesity Talks

DateSpeakerTalk Title
1/29/14Michael Lutter, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Regulation of glucose tolerance and sympathetic nerve activity by melanocortin 4 receptor signaling in the lateral hypothalamus

2/5/14Kristin Stanford, PhD, Harvard University

Novel mechanisms for exercise-induced adaptations to subcutaneous adipose tissue

2/12/14Zheng Sun, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Epigenomic regulation of metabolism by HDAC3 and nuclear receptor corepressors (NCORs)

2/19/14John Hollander, PhD, West Virginia University

Mitochondrial Proteome Regulation in the Heart: A Role for miRNA Therapy?

3/5/14David Frisvold, PhD, University of Iowa

Food Pricing and School-Based Interventions to Reduce Childhood Obesity

3/12/14Young-Bum Kim, PhD, Harvard University

Metabolic Action of Rho-kinase in Glucose and Energy Metabolism

3/26/14Ling Yang, PhD, Harvard University

Organelle Stress Response in Obesity

4/2/14John Hall, PhD, University of Mississippi

Obesity and Hypertension: Role of Leptin - CNS Melanocortin System…and the Kidneys

4/9/14Umut Ozcan, MD, Harvard University

Role of ER stress and bromodomain containing protein 7 (BRD7) in development of insulin resistance

4/16/14E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Insulin Resistance in Heart Failure—Something New

4/30/14James Ankrum, PhD, University of Minnesota

Microscale Engineering for Regenerative Medicine

5/7/14Val Sheffield, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

The Molecular Basis of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, a Human Obesity Disorder


Health Science Week Graduate Student Poster Presenters


Health Science Week Graduate Student Poster Presenters

6/4/14Qi Wu, PhD, University of Iowa

Deciphering a GABAergic circuit in adaptive control of feeding behavior and energy metabolism

6/11/14Eric Taylor, PhD, University of Iowa

The Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier: from Power Portal to Confectionery

6/18/14Michael Schwartz, MD, University of Iowa

Coordination between Brain and Islet in Glucose Homeostasis and Diabetes

6/25/14Pamela Keel, PhD, Florida State University

Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders

7/14/14John Engelhardt, PhD, University of Iowa

Early Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes

7/21/14Vijay Yechoor, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

Regulation of Cellular Stress Response—A ‘Timely’ Redux: Circadian Control of β–Cell Function

7/28/14Jessica Yue, PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

Metabolic impact of nutrient and hormone sensing in the brain


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Michael Lutter, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Philip Polgreen, MD, PhD, University of Iowa


Investigating sex specific differences of human HDAC4 mutation on body weight homeostasis

Activity Surveillance: Opportunities to Measure, Visualize, and Feedback Information


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Anne Kwitek, PhD, University of Iowa


Identification of a novel candidate gene for Metabolic Syndrome using integrated systems genetics”


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Charles Brenner, PhD, University of Iowa

Gary Pierce, PhD, University of Iowa


Nicotinamide riboside for prevention of diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Non-acetylated salicylates for the prevention of endothelial cell dysfunction in obesity prediabetes: role of AMP kinase?


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Dawn Quelle, PhD, University of Iowa

Chadi Clarge, PhD, University of Iowa


Gut microbiota and antipsychotic-induced weight gain

Role of RABL6A protein in diabetes and obesity

8/25/14Marzieh Salehi, MD, MS, FACP, University of Cinncinnati

Bariatric surgeries and postprandial glucose metabolism: Yin and Yang

9/3/14Rodica Pop-Busui, MD, PhD, University of Michigan

Cardiovascular Autonomic Neuropathy and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes

9/8/14Peixin Yang, PhD, University of Maryland

Protein kinase C-alpha negatively regulates autophagy and induces neural tube defects by repressing PGC-1alpha expression in diabetic pregnancies

9/15/14David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Harvard University

Overeating — Cause or Consequence of Getting Fat?

9/22/14Keith Baar, PhD, University of California, Davis

Regulation of musculoskeletal function in health and disease

9/29/14Alessandro Bartolomucci, PhD, University of Minnesota

Molecular dissection of the VGF-derived peptide TLQP-21 functions in obesity

10/13/14Leonard Epstein, PhD, SUNY University, Buffalo

Reinforcement pathology and obesity: Lead foot and worn brakes

10/20/14Laurie Goodyear, PhD, Harvard University

Novel Mechanisms for the Regulation of Glucose Metabolism

10/27/14Chris Adams, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Investigating Mechanisms and Treatment of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

11/3/14L. Ashley Cowart, PhD, Medical University of South Carolina

Bioactive sphingolipids in cardiac lipotoxicity

11/10/14Guadalupe Ayala, PhD, San Diego State University

Reaching children where they live, eat, and play: Preventing and controlling childhood obesity

11/17/14Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, University of Washington

Obesity, Weight Loss, & Breast Cancer

11/24/14Patrick Fueger, PhD, Indiana University

Mig6: a molecular brake for regeneration and repair in diabetes

12/1/14Vitor Lira, PhD, University of Iowa

Metabolic implications of exercise-induced autophagy: lessons from skeletal muscle and heart

12/8/14Scott Soleimanpour, MD, University of Michigan

Out with the old, in with the new: Mitophagy as a novel regulator of pancreatic beta cell function

12/15/14Shawn Burgess, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern

Metabolic Flux in Liver: Obesity’s Beast of Burden