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Upcoming Seminar

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

11:00 AM PST| 12:00 MST| 1:00 PM CST | 2:00 PM EST

“Nutrition and Obesity”

David B. Allison, PhD

Dean, Provost Professor and Distinguished Professor
School of Public Health-Bloomington
Indiana University

About the DRC Virtual Seminar Series

The Virtual Diabetes Research Center Seminar Series began as an effort to connect investigators and trainees during this time of great change and isolation related to the COVID crisis. This seminar series is organized by the NIDDK-funded Diabetes Research Centers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, Joslin Diabetes Center, Indiana University, Stanford University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, UCSD/UCLA, UCSF, the University of Chicago, the University of Colorado, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, Vanderbilt University, Washington University, Yale University, and in North Carolina (logos and connections below). Each seminar in the series features an outstanding scientist or panel of scientists discussing the latest in diabetes, obesity, or metabolic research.

The seminars are held on the second Wednesday of the month at (2:00 PM ET | 1:00 PM CT | 12:00 PM MT | 11:00 AM PT) unless this date coincides with a federal holiday. All webinars are free to attend. Trainees are encouraged to sign-up to meet with speakers after each seminar.

Fall 2021 Schedule




09/08 at
1:00 PM CT

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD

Ruth Ley, PhD

“Diabetes and Gut Microbiota”

10/14 at
1:00 PM CT

Rebecca Hull-Meichle, PhD
(U. Wash)

“Impact of Exocrine Pancreas Pathology on Islet Function and Survival”

11/10 at
1:00 PM CT

Dave D’Alessio, MD

“GLP-1RA physiology and pharmacology”

12/08 at
1:00 PM CT

Thomas W. Gardner, MD, MS
(U. Michigan)

S. Robert Levine, MD
(The Mary Tyler Moore & S. Robert Levine, MD Charitable Foundation)

“It is Time for a Moonshot for Diabetic Retinal Disease”

Spring 2022 Schedule

01/12 at
1:00 PM CT

David B. Allison, PhD

“Nutrition and Obesity”