The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center

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                                                   stress-induced anorexia”.

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
                                          effects 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


Dr. Ari Shechter, Seminar Rapporteur
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital
1090 Amsterdam Ave., suite 14D
New York, NY 10025

Sponsored in part by GlaxoSmithKline and the New York Obesity Research Center, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center.  (

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