Today is


2011 Kroc Lecture Poster




12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon and Poster Session
Lobby Biomedical Research Building II/III

2:00 - 2:15 PM


Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism

Arthur H. Rubenstein, MBBCh 
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
Dean, School of Medicine   

Auditorium BRB II/III

2:15 - 2:45 PM Patrick Seale, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
"Transcriptional control of brown and white fat cell development"
2:45 - 3:00 PM Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Transdisciplinary Research on Obesity, Exercise and Cancer:  Connecting to NCI’s TREC Initiative at Penn"
3:00 - 3:30 PM Rex Ahima, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
"Connecting leanness and fat metabolism"
3:30 - 3:45 PM BREAK
3:45 - 4:00 PM IDOM Outstanding Research Project Awards Presentation
*Basic Science
*Patient-Oriented Research
Panel of Guest Judges: Domenico Accili, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Columbia University

James F. Hyde, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Career Development (“K” awards) & Diabetes Centers Programs, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institutes of Health

Paula Kiberstis, Ph.D., Senior Genetics Editor, Science

Randy Levinson, Ph.D., Senior Editor, Nature Medicine

Ushma S. Neill, Ph.D., Executive Editor, The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.E., Professor of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University

4:00 - 5:00 PM Kroc Lecture: Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D., Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine; Michael and Charles Barnett Chair of Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Disease. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Energyomics-Energenomics: A Mitochondrial Etiology of Metabolic and Degenerative Diseases, Cancer, and Aging”


Supported by: Penn Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center (NIH DK 19525), and The Kroc Foundation.

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