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
    Randy Seeley
    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