Metabolic Research Conference

This event is held monthly at Harold Hamm Diabetes Center's flagship building in Oklahoma City.

This event is held at noon on the third Monday of each month during the academic year*

Lunch is provided for the first 25 attendees! Late arrivals are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.


Feb. 19, 2018 | Title TBA
Michael Businelle, Ph.D, Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center

March 19, 2018 | Title TBA
Susan Sisson, Ph.D., R.D.N., C.H.E.S., F.A.C.S.M., Dept. of Nutritional Sciences, OUHSC

April 16, 2018 | Connecting Inflammation and Obesity Through the Melanocortin 5 Receptor
Darren Lee, Ph.D., Dept. of Ophthalmology, OUHSC

May 21, 2018 | Title TBA
Bobby Saunkeah, R.N., M.S.H.C.E., C.I.P., Manager, Division of Research & Population Health, Chickasaw Nation Dept. of Health

Location: Harold Hamm Diabetes Center*
Third Floor Seminar Room, Suite 3300 | Location details


Oct. 5, 2015 | Enhanced Glut4-dependent glucose uptake relieves nutrient stress
Ann-Louise Olson, Ph.D., Edith Kinney Gaylord Foundation Presidential Professor; Vice Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OUHSC

Oct. 26, 2015 | The 2015 Hamm Lecture in Diabetes Research
How Genes and Environment Interact to Cause Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome
C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Chief Academic Officer and Senior Investigator, Joslin Diabetes Center; Mary K. Iacocca Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
LOCATION: SAMIS EDUCATION CENTER | Get details on this special event

Dec. 7, 2015 | Preventing diabetes within tribal communities through policy, systems, and environmental change strategies: the THRIVE study
Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Dr.P.H., M.P.H., Public Health & Health Promotion, OUHSC

Jan. 11, 2016 | Associations of cord blood metabolites with early childhood obesity risk
Elvira Isganaitis, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrics/Endocrinology, Harvard Medical School

Feb. 1, 2016 | Gut microbiome diversity study with Native American community reveals dysbiosis
Cecil Lewis, Ph.D., Anthropology, OU-Norman

Mar. 7, 2016 | Diabetes Begets Atrial Fibrillation: Underlying Mechanisms
Véronique A. Lacombe, D.V.M., Ph.D., Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, OSU-Stillwater

Apr. 4, 2016 | Genetic Determinants of serum metabolites and their relationship to diabetes
Dharambir Sanghera, Ph.D., Pediatrics/Genetics, OUHSC

Oct. 17, 2016 | Regulation of Glut4 in skeletal muscle
Ann Louise Olson, Ph.D., Edith Kinney Gaylord Foundation Presidental Professor; Vice Chair, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, OUHSC

Nov. 21, 2016 | Prenatal conditions and the pathway to obesity and diabetes in children
Steven D. Chernausek, M.D., CMRI Edith Kinney Gaylord Chair; Professor of Pediatrics, OUHSC

Feb. 20, 2017 | Physical activity, fitness, and metabolic health: an update
Kevin Short, M.D., CMRI Choctaw Nation Chair; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, OUHSC

Mar. 20, 2017 | Metabolic Defects in the Diabetic Heart | View/Save this event
Kenneth Humphries, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Aging & Metabolism Research Program, OMRF

Apr. 17, 2017 | Title TBA | View/Save this event
Will Holland, Ph.D., Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

May 15, 2017 | Title TBA | View/Save this event
Robert Anderson, M.D., Ph.D., Ophthalmology & Cell Biology, Dean McGee Eye Institute

Nov. 20, 2017 | Creation of the Center for Diabetes in Pregnancy (CDP) Program
Christina Scifres, M.D., Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, OUHSC

Watch for more dates to be added soon!
If you are interested in presenting or can suggest a visiting presenter for this conference, please email

No cost to attend. For more information or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call (405) 271-2824.

*except where noted