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 and with awards for outstanding posters.

Invited Speakers & Schedule: see below.

Recap of Diabetes Day at: https://go.uic.edu/DiabetesDayRecapVideo

Full List of Posters: https://go.uic.edu/PosterAwardsList

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 Associate 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:

  • 3:00-3:15: Clara Peek, PhD, Northwestern, “Circadian clock regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism and maintenance”
  • 3:15-3:30: Abeer Mohammed, PhD, UIC, “Adipocyte–Derived Exosomes in Diabetes-Associated Endothelial Dysfunction”

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

2021 POSTER AWARDS

#1. Munoz, Marcos David; Mccann, M; Kim, P; Liew, CW, Short-term low protein diet ameliorates metabolic dysfunction in diabetes lipodystrophic mice. Dept Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

#2. Vazana, Stephanie, DMD1, Sydney Woods1, Shareef Dabdoub, PhD2, Eric Taylor, PhD3, Marcelo Correia, MD4, MSc, PhD, Benjamin O’Donnell, MD5, Jess Fiedorowicz6, MD, PhD, Helena Laroche, MD7, Sukirth Ganesan, BDS, PhD1. Mapping the metabolome-immune-axis of metabolic syndrome in the oral cavity. 1Department of Periodontics, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, IA, and 2College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

#3. Hui Ye1, Yanlin He2, Maya Kota1, Pei Luo1, Leslie Saenz1, Valeria C. Torres Irizarry1, Nirali Patel1, Nimisha Antony1, Devin Dixit1, Pingwen Xu1, 27 Hydroxy-cholesterol acts on Estrogen Receptor Alpha Expressed by POMC Neurons to Modulate Energy Homeostasis, 1Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Illinois at Chicago, and 2Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA.

#4. Lee, Samuel, Alberto Diaz-Ruiz, Jose Muratalla, Jose Cordoba-Chacon, PPARg expression in hepatocytes increases hepatic fibrosis independent of steatosis when NASH is induced after established diet-induced obesity, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

#5. Margarert C Schultz, Sneha Adusumilli, Jyotsna S. Jagai, and Robert Sargis, University of Illinois at Chicago, Impact of Transportation-related Environmental Quality Metrics on Diabetes in Urban/Metropolitan Counties in the United States, University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine and University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, Chicago, IL.

#6. Ermis, Ebru, Isabel Casimiro, Ryan M. Anderson, Raghavendra G. Mirmira, Role of the BLT2 Receptor in Macrophage Migration, Kovler Diabetes Center and Department of Medicine, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

#12. Mariah Calubag1,2,3, Reji Babygirija1,2,3, Chung-Yang Yeh1,2, John Michael1,2, Ryan Matouska1,2, Dudley Lamming1,2,3, Short-term dietary branched-chain amino acid restriction has persistent metabolic health benefits, 1Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI, and 3Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.

#13. Reji Babygirija1,2,4, Shelly Shonsella1,2, Mariah Calubag1,2,3, Michaela Murphy1,2,Victoria Flores1,2, Cara Green1,2, Heidi Pak1,2 John Michael1,2, Ryan Matouska 1,2, and Dudley W. Lamming1,2,3, Beneficial effects of protein restriction on metabolic health, cognition and neuropathology in an early onset model of Alzheimer’s Disease, 1Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, 3Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI, and 4Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA.

2021 Emerging Investigator Awards

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”

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS

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

CONTACT US

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