Seminars and Events

Upcoming Seminars

 

Past

Metabolites in Atherosclerotic Risk – From Mouse to Humans and Back: Does Choline Cause Atherosclerosis?
Presented by Brian Bennett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Genetics and Nutrition
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Friday, September 12, 2014
2301 McGavran-Greenberg
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by the UNC Department of Nutrition

 


Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Security in Peru

Presented by Hilary M. Creed-Kanashiro, BSc, MPH
Senior Researcher, Instituto de Investigación Nutricional
Monday, September 29, 2014
2308 McGavran-Greenberg
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

About Hilary M. Creed-Kanashiro, BSc, MPH
After obtaining an M.Phil. from University College, London, Hilary came to the Instituto de Investigación Nutricional in Lima, Peru in 1971 where she has conducted nutrition research ever since. Her research has focused primarily on the diagnosis of the nutritional situation of infants and young children (IYC) in underprivileged populations of Peru, and the development and implementation of nutrition intervention strategies to improve infant, young child and family feeding and nutrition in coastal, highland and rain forest (Indigenous) communities, particularly in the areas of complementary feeding and responsive feeding. She has been involved in the development of manuals, guides and materials in these topics. Hilary has considerable experience in applying formative research to design effective education-communication interventions, including consultancies for IYC feeding projects in India and Lao PDR. She has also worked in community nutrition promotion in poor populations of Lima. Hilary recently led an IIN team working with CARE USA to evaluate their IYCF interventions in 5 countries (3 continents) and is working with regional Andean institutions involved in agricultural interventions in developing links between nutrition, production and food security in poor highland populations.

 

Sponsored by the UNC NORC Diet, Physical Activity, and Body Composition Core

 


Upcoming Workshops


The UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center and Metabolon, Inc. are pleased to present a series of Lunch and Learn seminars highlighting the utility of metabolomics in nutrition and obesity research. These seminars will review recent advances in relevant metabolomics approaches and will examine several case studies demonstrating the power of metabolomics as a tool for advancing obesity and nutrition-related research in rodent model studies and clinical applications. Lunch will be provided at no charge, followed by an open discussion with a metabolomics expert about how to successfully design and implement robust metabolomics studies to meet specific research goals.

Applying Metabolomics in Rodent Models to Complete the Picture in Genetic, Nutrition, and Obesity Studies
Presented by Kirk Pappan, PhD
Senior Study Director,  Metabolon, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (includes lunch)
Location: 1301 McGavran-Greenberg
Cost: The workshop is free to all interested in attending

About Kirk Pappan, PhD
Dr. Pappan received his PhD in Biochemistry from Kansas State University working in the area of plant phospholipid metabolism and signal transduction. He completed postdoctoral training at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis where he conducted research in the areas of pancreatic beta-cell failure, type 2 diabetes, and beta-cell regeneration. Prior to joining Metabolon, Dr. Pappan completed an MBA and helped launch a start-up biotechnology company. He has contributed to 30 publications – 6 as a collaborator with Metabolon clients – and consults routinely with Metabolon’s clients on design and in-depth biochemical interpretation of nutrition and obesity-related studies.

Register for this workshop. Register early as seating is limited!

Questions? Please contact either Michelle Collins (UNC NORC) or Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh (Metabolon)


Clinical Applications of Metabolomics in Nutrition and Obesity
Presented by Tracy Shafizadeh, PhD
Associate Director of Lipomics Services, Metabolon Inc

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (includes lunch)
Location: 1301 McGavran-Greenberg
Cost: The workshop is free to all interested in attending

About Tracy Shafizadeh, PhD
Tracy Shafizadeh serves as Associate Director of Lipomics Services, Metabolon, Inc. For the past 10 years, Dr. Shafizadeh has been working in the areas of personalized medicine and diagnostic development, specifically focused on the role of nutrition and metabolism in cardio-metabolic disease. Working closely with collaborators in skincare research, Tracy has been integral to advancing metabolomics application to understanding skin biology. Prior to joining Metabolon, Dr. Shafizadeh served as Product Development Manager at Tethys Bioscience, where she led the development of diagnostic tools designed to assess the risk of developing Type II Diabetes. Dr. Shafizadeh has also served in scientific and business development roles at Lipomics Technologies and numerous consulting roles for the nutrition and AgTech sectors. Dr. Shafizadeh received her PhD in Nutritional Biology from the University of California, Davis.

Register for this workshop. Register early as seating is limited!

Questions? Please contact either Michelle Collins (UNC NORC) or Dr. Tracy Shafizadeh (Metabolon)



Building More Effective eInterventions Through Functional Design

The Nutrition Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core invites researchers to participate in an interactive workshop for building effective eHealth interventions. You’ll hear from experts about current trends and future directions in the field, as well as evidence-based strategies and technologies for behavior change. Wrap up the day by connecting with fellow researchers to strategize which technological features can maximize impact and fulfill your research goals!

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Networking lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Location: North Carolina Botanical Gardens in the Reeves Auditorium North
Cost: The workshop is free to all interested in attending, but space is limited

Register for this workshop

Questions? Please contact Randall Teal.

Sponsored by the Nutrition Communication for Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core