Research Symposium

Answering the call for progress against diabetes

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

JED FRIEDMAN, Ph.D., 2016 Keynote Presenter

This program is provided at no cost to participants.

See photos from the 2016 Symposium (Facebook)

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

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

 

2016 KEYNOTE PRESENTER

Dr. Jed FriedmanJacob E. (Jed) Friedman, Ph.D. | NIH Nutrition and Obesity Research Center | University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center
Dr. Friedman has spent 25 years investigating the causes and consequences of maternal obesity and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) on the development of metabolic systems including obesity and its complications in the next generation.His main focus is on “Developmental Programming” -- particularly the role of maternal metabolic health on the transmission of obesity and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in infants at the molecular, endocrine, and epigenetic levels (Nature Reviews, 2016). This involved developing novel animal models of maternal obesity (transgenic mice, Non-Human Primate) together with invasive longitudinal human clinical investigation in-vivo and in-vitro utilizing human myocytes, adipose tissue, and more recently umbilical-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) obtained from infants born to obese women with and without GDM.More recently, he has been investigating the role of the microbiome (MB) and DNA methylation in pregnant women and their infants with a variety of metabolic complications of pregnancy.In 2012, he established the Colorado Program for Nutrition and Healthy Development, sponsored by the Colorado Children’s Hospital. He has trained more than 53 Post-Docs, MD fellows, and graduate students (7RO1’s, 8 K’s, 6-F32’s), the majority of whom are Assistant Professor or above in academic institutions, including 9 currently on the faculty at the University of Colorado. He also directs the NIH Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) Molecular and Cellular Analytical Core Lab, as well as the NIH-supported Training program in Perinatal Biology and Medicine. | Explore Dr. Friedman's research and publications

 

2016 LOCATION DETAILS

Embassy Suites OKC Downtown Medical Center | 741 N. Phillips Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73104 | (405) 239-3900 | Website | Map

SELF-PARKING is plentiful and available at no charge in the Embassy Suites lot.

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