Upcoming Seminars and Conferences

The 11th International Symposium on In Vivo Body Composition Studies

June 25-27, 2018 The 11th International Symposium on In Vivo Body Composition Studies


DeWitt Goodman Seminar Series

Wednesdays at 1:30pm
Acthley-Loeb Conference Room - PH8E

Dates Speakers/Hosts Title

September 13, 2017

Dympna Gallagher, PhD

Professor of Nutritional Medicine CUMC

"Offspring Body Composition at Birth: An RCT on Prevention of Excess Gestational Weight Gain in Women with Overweight and Obesity”

September 20, 2017

John P Morrow, MD, FHRS

Co-Director of Cardiology Grand Rounds, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

"Mechanisms of Arrhythmia Caused by Obesity or High-Fat Diet"

September 27, 2017

Mitchell Lazar, MD

University of Pennsylvania

"Transcriptional Regulation of Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism"

October 4, 2017

Jay Horton, MD

Professor, Chair in Obesity & Diabetes Research Center for Human Nutrition, University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center

“Organization of the Lipogenic Complex"

October 11, 2017

Douglas S. Steinbrech, MD

Gotham Plastic Surgery

"Body Banking - The Principals of Lipocyte Transfer in Humans."

October 18, 2017

Henry Ginsberg, MD

Irving Professor of Medicine, Director Emeritus

Irving Institute for Clinical and Translation Research


Update from the Ginsberg Laboratory:  "The Liver is Where Amazing Things Are Happening"

October 25, 2017

None Scheduled


November 8, 2017

Bret Goodpaster, PhD

Director of the Exercise Core Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes Florida Hospital

“Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Energy Metabolism”

November 15, 2017

Yann Ravussin, PhD 


"Overfeeding Induced Obesity Causes Anorexia Associated with Atypical Peripheral and Central Responses"

November 29, 2017

Zachary Knight, PhD

NYSCF-Robertson Investigator

Assistant Professor

Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience

Department of Physiology

Univ. of Calif. San Francisco

"The Neurobiology of Hunger"

December 6, 2017

Meredith Hawkins, MD

Professor, Department of Medicine Endocrinology

Director, Global Diabetes Institute

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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

December 13, 2017

Medical Grand Round/Lecture

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD


UCSF School of Medicine

“Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in the Era of Precision Medicine”

December 20, 2017

None Scheduled


January 10, 2018

Norbert Perrimon, Ph.D

Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

"Interorgan Communication"

January 17, 2018

Kenneth Cusi, MD

Professor of Medicine

Staff, Malcom Randall VAMC

Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

The University of Florida

"Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): The Overlooked Complication of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes"

January 24, 2018

None Scheduled


January 31, 2018



February 7, 2018

Dympna Gallagher, MD

Professor of Nutritional Medicine

Director, Body Composition Unit


"Pregnancy Increases Maternal Visceral Adipose Tissue"

February 14, 2018

Joan M Bathon, MD

Professor of Medicine

Chief, Division of Rheumatology


"Enhanced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis"

February 21, 2018

None Scheduled


February 28, 2018

Stavroula Kousteni, MD

Associate Professor of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics


“Bone as a Regulator of Appetite and Insulin Resistance”

March 7, 2018

David Allison, Ph.D.

Dean, Indiana University School of Public Health - Bloomington

“Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole of Data, Analysis, and Inference Errors and Suggestions for Digging Back Out”

March 14, 2018


Allan Tall, MD

Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics


"TTC39B: a GWAS Hit for HDL Impacting Multiple Metabolic Phenotypes"

March 21, 2018


None Scheduled


March 28, 2018


None Scheduled


April 4, 2018


Susan K. Fried, Ph.D.
Diabetes Obesity and Metabolism Institute

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

"Depot-Dependent Mechanisms Regulating Fat Distribution in Women and Men"

April 11, 2018


Amira Klip, PhD

Senior Scientist

Cell Biology Program, Research Institute

Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON, Canada

"Monocyte, Macrophage and Neutrophil Pro-Inflammatory Polarization in Obesity"

April 18, 2018



April 25, 2018


Moshe Arditi, MD

Professor of Biomedical Science

Director, Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology

Cedar-Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Kawasaki Disease Vasculitis. Role of the Gut Microbiome and Permeability in the Development of Cardiovascular Lesions”

May 2, 2018


Lori Zeltser, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology


“Identifying Novel Therapeutic Targets for Anorexia Nervosa.”

May 9, 2018


Jeffrey Pessin, Ph.D.

Judy R. & Alfred A. Rosenberg Professorial Chair in Diabetes Research

Director, Diabetes Research Center

Departments of Medicine and Molecular

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Non-Canonical Macroautophagy Pathway Regulates Bax-Dependent Adipocyte Programmed Cell Death"

May 16, 2018


Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Professor of Department Medicine

Departments of Medicine & Neuroscience

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

“Feel the Burn - Adipose Tissue Sensory Nerves, CNS Temperature"

May 23, 2018


Rebecca Haeusler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology

Department of Medicine


"Bile Acids in Two Axes: Gut-Brain and Mother-Fetus"

May 30, 2018


Karin Bornfeldt, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition

University of Washington

“Diabetes and Atherosclerosis – Can Mechanistic Mouse Models Provide New Treatment Strategies?”

June 6, 2018

William Blaner, MD

Professor of Nutritional Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine


“RBP2 and RBP4: Distinct Metabolic Disease”

June 13, 2018

Mark Andermann, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

“Anticipatory Regulation of Food and Water Intake”


For Additional Upcoming Seminars

Berrie Center

Appetite Behavior Seminar


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