Enrichment Program Seminar Series

The NORC sponsors a Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar Series, in association with the UW Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence (DOCE), Diabetes Research Center (DRC), and Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI). All are welcome to attend. Unless otherwise listed, seminars are held at 4:00pm in the Orin Smith Auditorium located at the UW SLU Campus (850 Republican Street).

2014-2015 Seminar Series

The 2014-2015 Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar Series has come to an end. Thanks to all the guest speakers for making this another successful year!…

Stay tuned… the seminar calendar for the next academic year will be posted in September.…


Mario Kratz, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

The impact of fructose- vs. glucose-sweetened beverages on low-grade chronic inflammation and intestinal permeability: A randomized controlled trial


Maki Tsujita, PhD
Nagoya City University, Japan

Hyperglycemia modulates HDL biogenesis: Implication for diabetic atherosclerosis


Samuel Klein, MD
Washington University in St. Louis

Metabolically normal and abnormal obesity


Lisa Tannock, MD
University of Kentucky

Diabetes and CVD: Is SAA the missing link?


Daniel Marks, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University

Neuroscience of illness: From basic science to world view


DRC/NORC Retreat
Keynote Speaker: Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Nuclear control of lipid metabolism


Matthias Hebrok, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

Constructing and deconstructing insulin-producing beta cells