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Seminar Series

Spring 2016

Seminar Series will be held on Mondays at 10:00am in Room 219 in Roy E. Jones Building, 3624 Horsebarn Hill Road Extension, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

  • Jan 25

    No Seminar

  • Feb 1

    Beiyan Zhou, PhD, Associate Professor of Immunology, UConn Health Center, Department of Immunology
    “MicroRNA Regulated Immune Cell function in Obesity”

  • Feb 8

    No seminar

  • Feb 15

    Maria Hoffman, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut, Department of Animal Sciences
    “The Effects of Poor Maternal Nutrition During Gestation on Offspring Pancreas Development”

  • Feb 22

    Alexander C. Jackson, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology
    “Disentangling Cell-Types and Circuits in the Lateral Hypothalamus”

  • Feb 29

    Rebecca Puhl, PhD, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity and, Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies
    “Obesity Stigma: Implications for Health Behaviors and Public Health Communication”

  • Mar 7

    Tia Rains, PhD, Senior Director of Nutrition Research & Communications, Egg Nutrition Center
    “Nutrition Research within USDA Checkoff Programs: The Egg Nutrition Center”

  • Mar 14

    No seminar

  • Mar 21

    Xiaomei Cong, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Nursing
    “Brain-Gut-Microbiota Axis in Regulation of Early Life Experience and Neurodevelopment in Preterm Infants”

  • Mar 24*
    (special seminar at CHIP)

    Elsie M. Taveras, PhD, Mass General Hospital for Children & Harvard Medical School
    “Improving Childhood Obesity Management – Learning & Applying Best Practices of Positive Outliers”
    This lecture is co-sponsored by NUSC
    *Time/location: 12:30-1:30pm in Room 204 (2nd Floor), J. Ray Ryan Building

  • Mar 28

    Kimberly O’ Brien, PhD, Professor, Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences

    “Pregnancy, Iron Partitioning and Vitamin D Status: An Update”

  • Apr 4

    Experimental Biology meeting – no seminar

  • Apr 11

    Adam N. Rabinowitz, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, The Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    “Community Food Security in Connecticut: a 2016 Update”

  • Apr 18

    Alison Tovar, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island
    “Early Prevention of Obesity: Importance of Feeding and Community-Based Interventions among Minority Populations”

  • Apr 25

    Robin Whittemore, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and PhD Program Director, Division of Primary Care, Yale School of Nursing
    “Obesity Prevention in Youth”

Schedule Subject to Change. Call 860-486-3633 for information or, if you would like to arrange to meet with any speaker, please email

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Spring 2016 Seminar Series
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