Conference program



  • 8:30-9:00 Registration and light breakfast and coffee

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

  • 9:15-9:45 Keynote: “Translational precision obesity treatment: Cage to clinic” Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD

  • 9:45-10:00 Invited early career researcher presentation

  • 10:00-10:30 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”

  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

  • 11:00-11:30 Keynote: “Biomarkers for Translation: Compound development for research and clinical care” J. Carl Barrett, PhD

  • 11:30-11:45 Invited early career researcher presentation

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

  • 12:15-1:00 Lunch



  • 1:00-2:00 Poster Session

  • 2:00-2:30 Keynote: “Finding the perfect mouse” Gary Churchill, PhD

  • 2:30-2:45 Invited early career researcher presentation

  • 2:45 -3:05 Keynote: “The Collaborative Cross for translational science” Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD

  • 3:05-4:00 Break

  • 4:00-4:30 Keynote: “Translational science: Devices, clinics, and communities” Francine Kaufman, MD

  • 4:30-4:45 Invited early career researcher presentation

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

  • 5:15-6:15 Cocktail hour: Drinks, snacks, and science


DAY 2 JULY 25, 2019

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

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

9:00-9:15 Invited early career researcher presentation

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

9:45 - 10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Three selected abstract presentations

11:15-12:15 Discussion: Next Steps and Paper Planning “Best practices for translational nutrition science”

12:15 Formal symposium seminar presentations end - Lunch on your own

1:30-2:15 NIH workshop on grant writing in translational science and animal-human models

2:15-2:30 Works in Progress Session for Early Career Investigators