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Molecular and Applied Nutrition Symposium scheduled for Oct. 11

The Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences and the NIH-funded Molecular and Applied Nutrition Training Program are pleased to announce the first annual Molecular and Applied Nutrition Fall Research Symposium to be held Thursday afternoon October 11th from 1–4:30 p.m. This year’s symposium will be on “Recent Advances in Understanding the Etiology and Treatment of Type II Diabetes.”

Outside speakers will be:

Christopher Newgard Ph.D.
Director, Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center and W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center
“Comprehensive metabolic profiling for understanding diabetes and obesity mechanisms”

Robert Rizza M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean for Research
Mayo Clinic
“Pathogenesis of Type 2 diabetes: implications for therapy”

Philipp Scherrer Ph.D.
Director, Touchstone Diabetes Research Center and Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“Adipose Tissue: Innocent Bystander or the Dark Force behind Insulin Resistance?”

This symposium will be held from 1–4:30 p.m. More information concerning location and other details will be provided in the near future.