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Spring Symposium & Kroc Lecture Agenda

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

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM


Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.,
Director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Auditorium BRB II/III

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

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Kendra Bence, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
"Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase Control of Obesity and Glucose Homeostasis: is it all in your head?"
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Morris J. Birnbaum, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, HHMI, Professor, Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
Associate Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Type 2 Diabetes Unit
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
"New Approaches to Old Problems in Insulin Action and Resistance"
3:45 PM IDOM Outstanding Poster Award Presentation
*General Poster
*Patient-Oriented Research Poster
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Kroc Lecturer: Kenneth S. Polonsky, M.D.,
Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
"Genetic Mechanisms of Beta Cell Dysfunction in Diabetes"

Supported by: Penn Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center (NIH DK 19525), The Kroc Foundation and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

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