Obesity Research Alliance 2017-2018 seminars start Oct. 24

The University of Florida Obesity Research Alliance will bring several renowned researchers to campus starting in October to discuss findings, exchange ideas, and keep UF’s diverse, multidisciplinary community of obesity researchers informed about current topics and trends.The alliance recently wrapped up a successful first year for its annual seminar series; read more in this news post.

Plans for the 2017-18 Obesity Resarch Alliance Seminar Series are already underway and include the following speakers:


Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Noon – 1 p.m. | CTRB 2161

Carmen Isasi, M.D., Ph.D.,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York

Can’t make it to the seminar? Watch the livestream.




Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Noon – 1 p.m. | CTRB 2161

Meghan Butryn, Ph.D.

Associate professor in the Department of Psychology

Drexel University in Philadelphia

Can’t make it to the seminar? Watch the livestream.




Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Noon – 1 p.m. | CTRB 2161

Anthony Comuzzie, Ph.D., FTOS

Executive Director of The Obesity Society

Can’t make it to the seminar? Watch the livestream.


More seminars will be announced in this space and in the CTSI’s weekly newsletter, Quick Links (sign up for the newsletter here).

For more information about upcoming speakers or to learn more about the UF Obesity Research Alliance, contact Darci Miller at dmiller5@ufl.edu. Anyone with an interest in obesity research is welcome to join the alliance.

Did you miss any of the 2016-2017 seminars? Previous presentations are available online (see end of linked news post).

The seminar series was sponsored by the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, UF’s Institute for Child Health Policy, the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the UF Diabetes Institute.