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Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium

July 24, 2019 - July 25, 2019

Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium (INSS): Synergizing Animal and Human Obesity Research

The inaugural INSS is a new annual interdisciplinary translational nutrition science conference presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Department of Nutrition. Presentations and practical discussions will address ideal formulation for path-breaking animal to human research, maximizing cross-talk and incorporating the latest technological tools to accomplish scientific goals.

INSS seeks to engage academic and industry leaders around this year’s theme: obesity. Interactive presentation and discussion sessions will facilitate integration across disciplines, synthesize knowledge, and generate new ideas in key areas of research such as prpecision nutrition. INSS’s inclusive environment will encourage engagement by junior faculty from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines by providing opportunities to network with senior investigators.

Together with creative partnerships across academic and industry, INSS aims to foster ideas for proposals and collaborative projects, and ultimately, to accelerate successful translational research.


Carl Barrett, PhD
Vice President of translational science, Oncology Innovative MEdicines Division, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Gary Churchill, PhD
Professor, Jackson Laboratory

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
Director of the Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institue, Founding Director of the Weight Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School

Francine Kaufman, MD
Chief Medical Officer and VP Global Medical, Clinical & Health Affairs, Medtronic Diabetes, Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics and Communications at USC, The Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD
Chair, Professor Genetics, Oliver Smithies Investigator, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Steve R. Smith, MD
Scientific Director of the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Florida Hospital and Sanford, Burnham, Presbyterian




July 24, 2019
July 25, 2019
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