The Columbia University Seminar on Appetitive Behavior
Scheduled Speakers for the Academic Year 2012-2013
Meetings start at 5:00 PM sharp on Thursday afternoons.
Meetings will be held at Columbia Faculty House, 117th St. and Morningside Ave, reached from 116th Street between Morningside and Amsterdam Aves.
September 13, 2012
Sarah Leibowitz, Rockefeller University, New York, NY. “Neural basis of food
and substance abuse: Developmental origins”
October 4, 2012 Jennifer L. Temple, State University of New York, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. “Factors that Influence Food Reinforcement: Implications for Weight Change”
November 15, 2012
Bill Blessing, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. "Heating and Eating:
Thermogenesis in Brown Adipose Tissue Precedes the Onset of Eating"
December 6, 2012
Gretha J. Boersma, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. “Coping style and prenatal
stress interact in the predisposition to metabolic disorders”
January 17, 2013 Charles Mobbs, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, “Molecular mechanisms of reward produced by glucose and food in mammals and C. elegans”
February 7, 2013
Danielle Greenberg, PepsiCo, Purchase, NY. "Nutritive and Non Nutritive
Sweeteners: A perspective from the industry side".
March 7, 2013
Linda Rinaman, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. “Neurochemical pathways for
April 4, 2013
Marci Gluck, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National
Institutes of Health, Phoenix, AZ. "Transcranial magnetic stimulation and cognitive
changes in obesity"
May 2, 2012
Nicholas T. Bello, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. “Overeating and obesity
on the central noradrenergic control of feeding”
May 30, 2013 Katharine L. Loeb, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ. “Optimal Defaults in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity”
For further information contact:
Dr. Harry R. Kissileff, Seminar Chairman
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
Sponsored in part by GlaxoSmithKline and the New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. (www.nyorc.org)