Logo for University of Iowa Health Care This logo represents the University of Iowa Health Care

2017 Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism

Date Speaker Talk Title
1/9/17 Sarah Stanley, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai

Neural Regulation of Glucose Metabolism

1/23/17 Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, New York University

RAGE and DIAPH1: A Signaling Axis in Obesity and Diabetic Complications

1/30/17 E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

State of the Diabetes Center and a Science Talk on the Regulation of NAD+ Metabolism by Autophagy

2/6/17 Andrew Norris, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Splanchno-Hormonal Mechanisms of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes

2/13/17 Qian Xiao, PhD, University of Iowa

Sleep, circadian rhythm and cardiometabolic health: a multi-layered approach

2/20/17 Mark Herman, MD, Duke University

The Role of ChREBP in Fructose-Induced Hepatic Insulin Resistance

3/20/17 Mark Yorek, PhD, University of Iowa

What have we learned and what can we learn about diabetic peripheral neuropathy from animal models

3/27/17 Andrea Hevener, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

“Strong enough for a man made for a woman” – The role of ERalpha in regulating mitochondrial and metabolic health

4/3/17 Zachary Knight, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

The Neurobiology of Homeostasis

4/10/17 Richard Shields, PT, PhD, FAPTA, University of Iowa

Metabolic Chaos in Humans with Paralysis: The Silent Epidemic

4/17/17 Julio Ayala, PhD, Sanford Burnham Institute

Glucagon-like peptide-1: More than meets the islet

4/24/17 Jean Schaffer, MD, Washington University, St. Louis

RNA Regulation of Lipotoxicity

5/1/17 Ira Tabas, MD, PhD, Columbia University

Calcium Signaling and ER Stress in Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease

5/8/17 Alan Christensen, PhD, University of Iowa

Patient preferences, expectancies, and patient—provider symmetry: Patient adherence and beyond

5/15/17 Kevin Hall, PhD, National Institutes of Health

The Calculus of Calories: Quantitative Physiology of Human Body Weight Regulation

5/22/17 Bryan Bergman, PhD, Universtiy of Colorado, Denver

Muscle lipids and insulin resistance - new twists to an old story

6/5/17 Mohamad Mokadem, MD, University of Iowa

Reprogramming of the Gut’s sympathetic innervation after gastric bypass regulates energy homeostasis

6/19/17 Kaikobad Irani, MD, University of Iowa

New Targets and Actions of SIRTUIN1 in the Cardiovascular System

6/26/17 John Kirwan, PhD, Cleveland Clinic

Managing obesity and diabetes – cut or run?

7/24/17 Lisa Chow, PhD, University of Minnesota

Effect of Training on Muscle Metabolism


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Brandon Davies, PhD, University of Iowa

Matthew Potthoff, PhD, University of Iowa


Skeletal Muscle Programming of Capillary Endothelial Cells

Mechanisms Regulating Macronutrient Preference

8/7/17 Lee Kaplan, PhD, Harvard University

Mechanisms of action of bariatric surgery


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Al Klingelhutz, PhD, University of Iowa

Ryan Boudreau, PhD, University of Iowa


Engineering Fat Cells for Studies on How Toxins Affect Adipogenesis and Fat Function

The Physiologic and Genetic Relevance of a Novel LincRNA-Encoded Micropeptide in Mitochondrial Metabolism


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Eric Tayor, PhD, University of Iowa


A novel mitochondrial regulator of systemic glucose and amino acid metabolism

9/11/17 Anne Kwitek, PhD, University of Iowa

Genetics and the Metabolic Syndrome: Rats, It’s Complex!


Pilot & Feasibility Grant Recipients:

Wei Bao, MD, PhD, University of Iowa

Peter Snyder, MD, University of Iowa


Identifying new biomarkers for the prediction of gestational diabetes

Epithelial Sodium Channel Regulation by Glucose

10/2/17 Tim McGraw, PhD, Cornell University

From regulated vesicle transport to whole body glucose homeostasis

10/9/17 Elena Volpi, MD, PhD, University of Texas

Translating mechanistic discoveries on sarcopenia into interventions to improve recovery from illness in older adults

10/16/17 Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Transcriptional Control of Lipid Metabolism

10/23/17 Meredith Hawkins, PhD, Albert Einstein University

Regulation of Glucose Metabolism across the Nutritional Spectrum: A Global Perspective

10/30/17 Peter Katzmarzyk, PhD, Louisiana State University

Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity and Obesity: Implications for Premature Mortality

11/6/17 Ernesto Benal-Mizrachi, PhD, University of Miami  
11/13/17 Colin Young, PhD, George Washington University

A sympathetic view of foie gras

11/20/17 Congcong He, PhD, Northwestern University

Role of autophagy in insulin production and sensitivity

11/27/17 Lei Cao, PhD, Ohio State University

Molecular Therapy of Monogenic Obesity

12/4/17 Frank Hu, MD, PhD, Harvard University

Role of Precision Nutrition in Obesity and Diabetes Prevention and Management

12/11/17 Frank Scheer, PhD, Harvard University  
12/18/17 Jeff Zigman, PhD, University of Texas, Southwestern