The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center
Pilot & Feasibility Award Recipients

2005-2010
NEW YORK OBESITY NUTRITION RESEARCH CENTER


2005-2006 & 2006-2007
 Christoph Buettner, MD, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department Medicine/Division Endocrinology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Regulation of adipose tissue metabolism by central leptin”


2005-2006 & 2006-2007
 Young-Hwan Jo, PhD
Instructor
Department Medicine/Division Endocrinology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Testing the synaptic excitability of melanin-concentrating hormone in the lateral hypothalamus”


2005-2006 & 2006-2007
 Lori Zeltzer, PhD

Assoc. Research Scientist
Department biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics 
Columbia University

"Hypothalamic feeding circuits in mouse models of gestational diabetes"


2006-2007 & 2007-2008
Kathleen Keller, PhD, & Wendy Chung, MD, PhD

Research Associate
New York Obesity Research Center
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

"CD36: A putative taste Receptor for dietary fat in humans"


2007-2008 & 2008-2009
 Wei Shen, MD

Associate Research Scientist
New York Obesity Research Center
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

"Dixon imaging method in quantifying bone marrow fat, liver and pancreas fat"


2008-2009 & 2009-2010
 Christopher Ochner, PhD

Research Associate
New York Obesity Research Center
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

"Effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery on brain activation in fasted and fed conditions"


2009-2010 & 2010-2011 
 Clémence Blouet, PhD

Research Associate
Department Medicine/Division Endocrinology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

"Role of mediobasal hypothalamic Crtc 1 in the regulation of energy balance in mouse"


2009-2010
 Edward Colt, MD

Attending
Department Medicine/Division Endocrinology
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

"Comparing the ability of high resolution peripheral HR-pQCT
with DXA for measuring bone mineral density in obese patients"




2009-2010
 Kevin Kalinsky, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center

"Pre-surgical intervention study to evaluate the effect of metformin on breast cancer proliferation"

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