Conference program

 

DAY 1– MORNING SESSION JULY 24, 2019
location: 133 rosenau hall, joan heckler gillings auditorium (unless noted)

7:45- 9:00 AM Registration and light breakfast and coffee
Poster set-up (Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center)

9:00-9:15 AM Welcome
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD , Chair, Department of Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

9:15-10:00 AM Keynote: “Translational precision obesity treatment: Cage to clinic”

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD
Director of the Obesity, Metabolism & Nutrition Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
                          Founding Director of the Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital
                          Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

10:00-10:30 AM Panel Discussion:
“Next steps for animal models to further clinic-based medical treatment: Ideal models going in each direction, cage-to-
clinic and vice-versa”

Panelists:         

                          Lee Kaplan, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD, Duke University
Kylie Kavanagh, VMS, Wake Forest University
Delisha Stewart, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute

10:30-11:00 AM Coffee Break

11:00-11:45 AM Keynote: “Biomarkers for Translation: Compound development for research and clinical care”

J. Carl Barrett, PhD
Vice President of Translational Science, Oncology Innovative Medicines Division
                          AstraZeneca

11:45-12:15 PM Panel Discussion: “What are the best model systems and biomarkers for translational nutrition science?”

Panelists:

Carl Barrett, PhD, AstraZeneca
Naïma Moustaïd-Moussa, PhD, FTOS, FAHA, Texas Tech University
Deb Muoio, PhD, Duke University
Victoria Bautch, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill

DAY 1 – AFTERNOON SESSION JULY 24, 2019

12:15 - 200 PM Poster Session and Box Lunch (Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center)

2:00-2:30 PM Keynote: “Finding the perfect mouse”

Gary Churchill, PhD
Professor, Karl Gunnar Johansson Chair
The Jackson Laboratory

2:30-2:45 PM Invited early career researcher presentation
“Genetic drivers of islet cell protein levels in a genetically diverse mouse model”
Greg Keele, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, The Jackson Laboratory

2:45 -3:05 PM Keynote: “The collaborative cross for translational science”

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD
Chair and Professor
Oliver Smithies Investigator
Department of Genetics
UNC School of Medicine

 3:05-3:35 PM Panel Discussion: "The next frontier of human-animal models of disease”

Panelists:

Gary Churchill, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory
Greg Keele, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory
Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
John E. French, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute

3:35 - 4:00 PM Break

4:00-4:45 PM Keynote: “Translational science: Devices, clinics, and communities”
Francine Kaufman, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Senseonics

4:45-5:15 PM Panel Discussion: “Next steps for translating precision approaches to the community”

Panelists:

Francine Kaufman, MD, Senseonics
John Buse, MD, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Alyssa Cozzo, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill

5:15-6:15 PM Cocktail hour: Drinks, snacks, and science (Armfield Atrium, Michael Hooker Research Center)

 

DAY 2 JULY 25, 2019

8:15 - 8:30 AM Check in, light breakfast and coffee

8:30 - 9:00 AM Keynote: “The next metabolic frontier: Bridging cell-molecular biology and clinical care”

Steve Smith, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
AdventHealth Research Institute & Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement

                                Scientific Director
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

9:00 - 9:15 AM Invited early career researcher presentation
“Evaluating metabolic and phenotypic changes following exercise training: Implications for cardiometabolic risk”
Andrea Brennan, RD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

9:15 - 9:45 AM Panel Discussion: “How to best integrate mouse and human models for understanding metabolism”

Panelists:

Steve Smith, MD, AdventHealth Research Institute & Nicholson Center for Surgical Advancement
and the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Andrea Brennan, RD, PhD, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Katie Meyer, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute

9:45 - 10:15 AM Break

10:15 - 11:15 AM Selected abstract presentations

10:15 AM “Differential Effects of Mediterranean vs. Western Diets on Caloric Intake, Obesity, Metabolism, and
Hepatosteatosis in Premenopausal Female Monkeys”
Carol Shively, PhD
Professor of Pathology/Comparative Medicine, Wake Forest University

10:35 AM “ Lost in Translation: Allometric Scaling of Dietary Bioactives Between Species”
Jay Whelan, PhD
Professor and Department Head, Department of Nutrition, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

10:55 AM “Evaluating the Diversity Outbred mice as a model for human obesity and metabolic alterations associated
with high fat diet using a machine learning approach”
Madelyn Huang, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

11:15 -11:45 AM Presentation: The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements - Mission and Nutrition Research Funding Opportunities
Cindy D. Davis, PhD
Director of Grants and Extramural Activities, Office of Dietary Supplements

12:00 - 1:30 PM Boxed Lunch and Early Career Workshop

Panel Discussion on Grant Writing (12-1:00 PM)

Panelists:
Christy Avery, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
John Buse, MD, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Cindy D. Davis, PhD, Office of Dietary Supplements, NIH
John E. French, PhD, UNC Nutrition Research Institute
Susan Pusek, MPH, MS, UNC School of Medicine, NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute

Works-in-Progress Q&A (1:00 - 1:30 PM)

1:30 - 2:00 PM Open Discussion: Next Steps and Paper Planning “Best practices for translational nutrition science”
Moderators: Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill
Raza Shaikh, PhD, UNC-Chapel Hill