University of Illinois at Chicago Annual Diabetes and Obesity Research Day

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The 9th annual University of Illinois at Chicago Diabetes and Obesity Research Day will take place online on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021. The focus of this year’s meeting is the impact of environmental factors on metabolic health, including talks on environmental obesogens, early exposure and epigenetic mechanisms regulating metabolism, reproductive health, health disparities and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Research by junior faculty and trainees will be highlighted by an Emerging Investigator Award, short oral presentations (abstracts due 12 noon, Sept 12, 2021) and a virtual poster session (due 12 noon, Sept 24, 2021) with awards for outstanding posters.

Invited Speakers & Schedule: see below.

Instructions for submitting power-point files for oral and poster presentations: INSTRUCTIONS LINK.

Questions: Contact Pamela Terrell: [email protected]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

• 12:00 -1:00 PM: Leo Trasande, MD, MPP, Jim G. Hendrick, MD Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Environmental Medicine and Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, “Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: New Knowledge of Health Effects & Policy Implications”

• 1:05-1:35 PM: Emerging Investigator Award: Lindsey Treviño, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope, “Early Life Exposures and Health Inequities: Epigenomic Reprogramming and Metabolic Dysfunction”

• 1:30-2:10: Matt Cave, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville Medical School, “Environmental Contribution to NAFLD”

• 2:10-2:20 PM: Break

• 2:20-3:00: Tamarra James-Todd, PhD, Mark and Catherine Winkler Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “Environmental Justice and Women’s Cardiometabolic Health”

• 3:00-3:30: Short Talks – Selected from abstracts

• 3:30 – 4:15: Virtual Poster Session and Awards

2020 Young Investigator Awards
2020 Emerging Investigator Awards

College of Nursing
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
The Center for Clinical and Translational Science
The Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center


Please contact Pamela Terrell at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.