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Interdisciplinary Nutrition Sciences Symposium: Synergizing Animal and Human Obesity Research

July 24, 2019 - July 25, 2019

Registration information is available on the INSS website.

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.

Keynote Speakers

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


July 24, 2019
July 25, 2019
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