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Answering the call for progress against diabetes

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
VENUE: Samis Education Center, OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

STEVEN E. KAHN, M.B., Ch.B, 2017 Keynote Presenter

This program is provided at no cost to participants.

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2016 SYMPOSIUM AWARD WINNERS

Dr. Jay Ma Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation: Shaoning Jiang
Silver Award, Oral Presentation: Robert Jackson
Bronze Award, Oral Presentation: Shanell Shoop

Poster Presentations, GROUP A
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Chris Schafer
Silver Award: David Sparling

Poster Presentations, GROUP B
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Babajide Ojo
Silver Award: Chelsea Smith

Poster Presentations, GROUP C
Dr. Steven D. Chernausek Award for Outstanding Poster: Minu Pilvankar
Silver Award: Saeed Piri

2016 AGENDA (2017 Agenda is in development)

7 a.m. Posters installed (until 8:15)
7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 Welcome | Steven D. Chernausek, MD
8:20

SESSION I: BASIC | Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Bishwa Sapkota, PhD
Shaoning Jiang, PhD
REGULATION OF PGC-1α/TFAM EXPRESSION BY MIR-130B: IMPLICATIONS IN PLACENTAL DYSFUNCTION IN MATERNAL DIABETES

Dingbo Daniel Lin, PhD
DEFICIENCY OF β, β-CAROTENE-9’, 10’-OXYGENASE 2 LINKS TO DYSLIPIDEMIA AND GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE

Robert Jackson
ADIPOCYTE DIFFERENTIATION REQUIRES GLUCOSE-DEPENDENT REGULATION OF NAD/NADP METABOLISM

9:20 Remarks | Jason Sanders, MD, MBA; Sr. VP & Provost, OUHSC
9:30

SESSION II: COMPLICATIONS | Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Dingbo Daniel Lin, PhD
Allison Campolo, MS
DIABETES ALTERS THE TRANSLOCATION OF THE INSULIN-SENSITIVE GLUCOSE TRANSPORTERS IN THE LUNG

Zahra Maria, PhD
INSULIN DEFICIENCY IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO ATRIAL FIBRILLATION

Shanell Shoop, MS
GLIAL GROWTH FACTOR 2 INCREASES GLUCOSE UPTAKE IN CARDIAC MYOCYTES VIA AN AKT-DEPENDENT PATHWAY

10:30 Break
11:00

SESSION III: POPULATION STUDIES | Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Jonathan Meyer, MD
Mary Williams, PhD
IMPLICATIONS OF HOUSEHOLD FOOD INSECURITY ON DIABETES MANAGEMENT IN OKLAHOMA: A SECONDARY ANALYSIS OF THE HUNGER IN AMERICA 2014 STUDY

Heather Kimbley
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PERCEPTIONS AND BEHAVIORS FOR YOUTH AT RISK FOR METABOLIC DISEASE

Bishwa Sapkota, PhD
VITAMIN D STATUS, GENDER DIFFERENCES AND CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH DISPARITIES

12 p.m. Lunch and Poster Judging Session | Lunch is provided; first-come, first-choice
2:00

SESSION IV: DIABETIC RETINOPATHY | Oral Presentations & Discussions | Moderator: Zahra Maria, PhD
Willard Freeman, PhD
RETINAL DNA METHYLATION ALTERATIONS IN A RODENT MODEL OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Yun Le, PhD
NEUROPROTECTIVE ROLE OF GDNF AND BDNF IN DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Qian Chen, PhD
MICRORNA-21 REGULATES PPARα EXPRESSION IN DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

3:00 Break
3:15

Keynote Address: DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMMING OF OBESITY: FROM YOUR MOTHER'S MICROBIOME TO THE STEM CELL AND BACK
Jed Friedman, PhD
Introduction by Ann Olson, PhD

4:20 Closing Remarks
4:30

Reception and Awards Presentation
Everest Ballroom

6:00 Adjournment

 

Steven Kahn2017 KEYNOTE PRESENTER

Steven E. Kahn, M.B., Ch.B. | Diabetes Research Center | University of Washington School of Medicine

Steven Kahn is a Professor of Medicine at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He holds the Leonard L. Wright and Marjorie C. Wright Chair and directs the Diabetes Research Center at the University of Washington. His research interests include the role of the ß-cell in the pathogenesis and treatment of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. He has performed physiological studies and actively participates in a number of large multicenter clinical trials to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes. Aside from his clinical studies, he has an extensive basic research program examining the loss of ß-cells in type 2 diabetes. He has received numerous awards including the Endocrine Society Clinical Investigator Award, Department of Veterans Affairs John B. Barnwell Award, European Association for the Study of Diabetes Albert Renold Award, and American Diabetes Association Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award. | Explore Dr. Kahn's CV

 

2017 LOCATION DETAILS

Samis Education Center | OU Health Sciences Center | Oklahoma City, OK 73104 | Website | Map

PARKING is available at no charge to Symposium attendees visiting from off-campus. After you RSVP, if you do not receive parking instructions, please email Katie (see below). If you are a student or employee at the Oklahoma Health Center (OUHSC's campus), please plan to use the campus shuttle or make other arrangements.

PLEASE BRING A JACKET OR SWEATER, as it is difficult to provide an auditorium temperature that is comfortable for everyone.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs. For accommodations on the basis of disability, call Katie Hoefling at (405) 271-2824.

This program is provided at no cost to participants.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Harold Hamm Diabetes Center | Phone: (405) 271-2824 | Katie-Hoefling@ouhsc.edu