The New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center

The Columbia University Seminar on Appetitive Behavior

 Scheduled Speakers for the Academic Year 2013-2014

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 12, 2013      Jennifer Nasser, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. “Use of a dopamine
reuptake inhibitor in modeling binge eating in obese women”

October 3, 2013             Deborah Clegg, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX. “Role of Sex Hormones in Modulating Metabolism”

November 7, 2013         Marie-Pierre St-Onge, New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, New York, NY. "Sleep and Food Intake Regulation"

December 5, 2013          C. Peter Herman and Janet Polivy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. “Food cues
and obesity”

January 23, 2014            Laurival A De Luca Jr., São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil. “Homeostasis: Relationship with Specific Appetites and Behavioral Sensitization”

February 6, 2014            Eric Stice, Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR.  "Neural vulnerability factors
that predict future weight gain" 

March 6, 2014                Patricia Miner, Queens College, City University of New York, Queens, NY. “Evidence of Intercommunication within Brain Reward Areas in the Control of Meal Size”

April 3, 2014                   Michael Lowe, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. "The Role of Current and Historical Weight in Eating Disorders"

May 1, 2014                    Lori Asarian, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. “Estrogens affect peripheral and central eating controls in a rat RYGB model”

May 29, 2014                   Linda Rinaman, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. “Visceral sensory          signaling/satiety”

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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