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8:00 - 9:00 am Registration & Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks:
Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism
  Penn’s Mission on the Obesity Epidemic
Ronald Daniels, LL.M.
9:30 -11:30 am Panel Discussion: Penn’s Perspectives and Programs on Obesity
Mitchell A. Lazar, M.D., Ph.D.

Rexford S. Ahima, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Eugenie L. Birch, Ph.D. - City and Regional Planning/PennDesign
  • Virginia W. Chang, M.D., Ph.D. - Medicine/School of Medicine
  • Steven J. Fluharty, Ph.D. - Vice Provost for Research School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Harvey J. Grill, Ph.D. - Psychology/School of Arts and Sciences
  • Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Epidemiology/School of Medicine
  • Daniel J, Rader, M.D. - IDOM Associate Director, Cardiology/School of Medicine
  • Virginia A. Stallings, M.D. - Nutrition/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Karen Teff, Ph.D. - IDOM Associate Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Stella Volpe, Ph.D. - IDOM Assistant Director, Nutrition/School of Nursing
  • Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D. - Psychiatry/School of Medicine
  • Noel N. Williams, M.D. - Bariatric Surgery/School of Medicine

11:30am - 1:30pm Lunch & Group Discussions
  • How to improve interactions among schools and departments to enhance obesity research, care and community programs at Penn
  • Funding opportunities

Contact: Kishani Martin
(215) 898-6540

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