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Schedule

June 17
8:30 AM Coffee Reception
9:00 AM Dennis Dean, Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech
Remarks on the obesity research initiative at Virginia Tech
9:20 AM Paul Estabrooks, Ph.D., Professor of Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, and Co-Director of the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center, Virginia Tech
Setting the stage for translational obesity research
9:45 AM Peter Turnbaugh, Ph.D., Bauer Fellow and Assistant Professor, Harvard University Center for Systems Biology
Taking a metagenomic view of human nutrition
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM Matthew W. Hulver, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. Virginia Tech
Proinflammatory signaling in skeletal muscle: the toll on metabolic flexibility”
11:20 AM Andrew Neilson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech
Translational Possibilities and Challenges for Dietary Natural Products with Anti-Obesity and Anti-Diabetic Activities in Animal Models
11:40 AM Courie Cohen, Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
The Many faces of visceral fat
11:50 AM Nabil Boutagy, Ph.D. student in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Prebiotics, the gut microbiota, and congestive heart failure
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Eric Ravussin, Ph.D., Professor and Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism, Director, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University
Physiological relevance of brown fat in Humans and targeting it to treat obesity
2:00 PM Kevin Davy, Ph.D., Professor of Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, and Co-Director of the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center, Virginia Tech
Treatment of Accelerated Vascular Aging in Obesity
2:20 PM David Berry, DO, PhD, Pediatrician, Lewis Gale Physicians, Blacksburg, VA
Translating childhood obesity into clinical practice: Pediatrician's perspective
2:40 PM Maggie Berrey, M.S. student in Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Evaluation od pediatric weight management programs using the RE-AIM framework
2:50 PM J. Terry Saunders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medical Education in Internal Medicine, Director, Virginia Center for Diabetes Professional Education, University of Virginia
An Introduction to the National Diabetes Prevention Program
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Stephen Kritchevsky, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Director of the Sticht Center on Aging, and Associate Dean for Research Development,. Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Responding to the obesity epidemic in older adults
4:20 PM Brenda Davy, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and Director of the Water INTERface Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program, Virginia Tech
Water Consumption and Weight Management: Where do we flow from here?
4:40 PM Rick Seidel, Ph.D., LCP, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Director of Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Carilion Clinic
Chronic disease self-management--a bridge for science to practice
5:00 PM Poster session and social
June 18
8:30 AM Coffee reception
9:00 AM Jamie Zoellner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Talking Health: Reaching health disparate communities with pragmatic interventions designed for dissemination
9:20 AM Wen You, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech
How to best engage obese adults in weight loss programs: A closer look at financial incentive arms
9:40 AM George Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech.
Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of the Healthy Weight for Healthy Kids Program in Virginia: Differences by Counties and in Aggregate
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Samantha Harden, Ph.D., Post-doctoral fellow in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Generalizing the findings from group dynamics-based physical activity research to practice settings: What do we know?
10:25 AM Laura J. Damschroder, M.S., M.P.H., Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor VA HSR&D Center of Excellence
Clarity from chaos: What can we learn from implementing weight management programs in the Veteran’s Health Administration?
11:25 AM Sallie Beth Johnson, Ph.D. student in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Comparing interdisciplinary translational obesity research teams from basic, clinical and behavioral science labs: Are they storming or performing?
11:35 AM Paul Estabrooks, Ph.D., Professor of Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise, and Co-Director of the Fralin Translational Obesity Research Center, Virginia Tech
Closing remarks


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