Obesity Alliance Conference (TORS)
The UT Southwestern Obesity Alliance's weekly conference on metabolism, nutrition, and obesity is held at noon every Thursday on the sixth floor of the Green Science Building. The weekly conference was initiated by the Taskforce for Obesity Research (TORS) and is supported by the Center for Human Nutrition. The conferences emphasize human and translation research, but all aspects of metabolism and nutrition as related to obesity are considered. Out-of-town speakers are invited, to the extent possible.We hope that conference attendees will broadly represent the UT Southwestern faculty.
- January 30, 2014
Thue W. Schwartz, M.D., D.M.Sc.
Professor and Research Director
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolism Research University of Copenhagen
- February 6, 2014
Professor of Endocrinology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Advanced Imaging Research Center
- February 13, 2014
Mikhail Kolonin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
John S. Dunn Research Scholar
Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell Research
- March 20, 2014
Scott M. Sternson, Ph.D.
Janelia Lab Head
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
- April 17, 2014
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
The Rockefeller University
- April 24, 2014
Michael A. Brownlee, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
- May 1, 2014
Eleftheria Maratos-Flier, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- May 15, 2014
Ira Tabas, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Columbia University, New York