Colloquium (Seminar) Series

Spring 2018 schedule:

Seminars are on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:00PM in 005 HHD Building unless specified.

January 8

First Day of Class

August 28

David Proctor, PhD, FACSM, Professor of Kinesiology, Physiology, and Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Aging and Exercise Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University

“Dietary Nitrate Supplementation: An Ancient Vascular Medicine Rediscovered”

January 15

No Colloquium, Martin Luther King Day, No Classes

January 22

Travis Masterson, Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State University

“The effects of food marketing on children’s brain response and eating behavior”

January 29

Jiali Han, Professor and Chair of Department EPI, IUPUI

“Diet, Gene and Skin Cancer

February 5

Robert C. Post, PhD, Med., MSc.; Senior Director, Chobani Nutrition

“The Essentials of Dairy and Yogurt in Building Healthy Dietary Patterns”

February 12

Jeffrey M. Peters, Ph.D., A.T.S.; Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis Deputy Director, The Penn State Cancer Institute Center for Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University

“Identification and functional characterization of natural PPARb/d ligands”

February 19

Lamis Jomaa, PhD; Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut

“Food and Nutrition Security Status of Syrian Refugees and Host communities during a Protracted Crisis: The Case of Lebanon”

February 26

Kendrin R. Sonneville, ScD, RD; Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI

“Adolescent Obesity and Eating Disorders: Intersections & Implications”

March 5

No Colloquium, Spring Break, No Classes

March 12

Michael K. Georgieff, MD; Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair, Professor in Pediatrics and the Institute of Child Development Head, Division of Neonatology, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

“The role of iron in the development of learning and memory”

March 19

Gina Wei, Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State University

“The Impact of Vitamin A Supplementation in the Early Postnatal Period on Metabolic Regulation Related to Childhood Obesity Risk”

March 26

Alissa Smethers, Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State University

“The effects if varying the portion size or energy density of meals served over 5 days in preschool children”

April 2

Faris Zuraikat, Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State University

“The power of portion size: testing different strategies to moderate the portion size effect in adults”

April 9

Lori Francis, Associate Professor Biobehavior, Biobehavioral Health

“Optimizing a Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Using an Engineering-Inspired Framework”

April 16

Kate Bowen, Graduate Student, The Pennsylvania State University

“The effects of canola oils on the total lipid profile, expression of lipid metabolism-related genes, and gut environment compared to an oil blend characteristic of a Western diet fatty acid profile in individuals at risk for Metabolic Syndrome”

April 23

Practice Talks ASN

April 30

Finals Week