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Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium: Synergizing Animal and Human Obesity Research
The inaugural Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium (INSS) is a new annual translational nutrition science conference presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s 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: Synergizing Animal and Human Obesity Research. Interactive presentation and discussion sessions will facilitate integration across disciplines, synthesize knowledge and generate new ideas in key areas of research such as precision 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 and Nutrition Institute; Founding director of the Weight Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate professor at Harvard Medical School
Francine Kaufman, MD
Chief medical officer and vice president of Global Medical, Clinical and Health Affairs at Medtronic Diabetes; Emeritus Professor of pediatrics and communications at USC’s Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD
Chair and professor in the UNC genetics department; Oliver Smithies Investigator at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Steve R. Smith, MD
Scientific director of the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes at Florida Hospital