2004 Faculty Academic Activities

Steven A. Abrams, M.D.
Instructor: “Course on Neonatal Resuscitation,” Royal Victorian Teaching Hospital, Banjul, The Gambia, September 2003.

Speaker: “Stable Isotope Methods in Micronutrient Research,” International Atomic Energy Agency, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2003.

Speaker: “Approaches to Micronutrient Malnutrition,” Hospital Luis “Chico” Fábrega, Santiago de Veraguas, Panamá, December 2003.

Speaker: “Getting Started: Tools and Issues for the NICU Dietitian,” Neonatal Nutrition Conference, Houston, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: “Nutrición Neonatal,” Neonatal Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Conference, Houston, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: “Atención Integrada a Las Enfermedades Prevalentes de la Infancia Componente Neonatal,” Neonatal Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Conference, Houston, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: “Human Milk for Premature Infants,” St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India, January 2004.

Speaker: “Neonatal Nutrition in the Intensive Care Setting,” North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, January 2004.

Speaker: “Calcium and Bone Health in Children,” North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa, January 2004.

Speaker: “Nutrición Del Neonato: Una Perspectiva del IMCI (Atención Integrada a Las Enfermedades Prevalentes de la Infancia, Aiepi),” Curso Internacional de Avances en Neonatología, Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia, June 2004.

Speaker: “Problemas Respiratorios en el Recién Nacido,” Curso Internacional de Avances en Neonatología, Santa Cruz De La Sierra, Bolivia, June 2004.

Speaker: “Nutrición Del Neonato: Una Perspectiva del IMCI (Atención Integrada a Las Enfermedades Prevalentes de la Infancia, Aiepi),” Pediatric Society Meeting, La Paz, Bolivia, June 2004.

Speaker: “Problemas Respiratorios en el Recién Nacido,” Pediatric Society Meeting, La Paz, Bolivia, June 2004.

Instructor: “Manejo del Neonato Críticamente Enfermo,” Instituto Especializado Materno Perinatal, Lima, Perú, June 2004.

Cheryl A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Speaker: "The Athletic Identity Questionnaire for Children: Initial Validation Among Hispanic 5th Grade Children," International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Québec City, Canada, July 2003.

Speaker: "Turning Professional: Making the Most of Your Postdoctoral Experience," University of Houston Department of Psychology, Houston, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: "The Role of Athletic Identity in Physical Activity Behavior,” School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 2004.

Janice Baranowski, M.S.
Speaker: "Family Grocery Shopping, Food Availability and Food Choices: How to Get Kids to Eat Fruit and Vegetables," Texas WIC Nutrition and Breastfeeding Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April 2004.

Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.
Speaker: “Why Combine Diet And Physical Activity in One Professional Society?” International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Québec City, Canada, July 2003.

Speaker: “How Much Physical Activity is Necessary to Change Metabolic Syndrome in Children?” International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting, Québec City, Canada, July 2003.

Speaker: “Innovative Methods for Obesity Prevention,” Society of Nutrition Education Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, July 2003.

Speaker: “Programs to Promote Physical Activity Among Children,” 60th Anniversary Celebration Seminar on Malnutrition and Obesity, Ibero-American University, Mexico City, Mexico, September 2003.

Speaker: “Theories of Behavior Change in Obesity Prevention,” Karolinska Institute, Program in Public Health Nutrition, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2003.

Speaker: “Innovative Obesity Prevention Programs for Children,” Karolinska Institute, Program in Public Health Nutrition, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2003.

Speaker: “How to Help Children Change Their Dietary Habits,” Victoria Lyceum Lecture, Victoria, TX, October 2003.

Speaker: “Innovative Programs for Children’s Obesity Prevention,” Victoria College, Victoria, TX, October 2003.

Speaker: "Overview of Physical Activity Measures," Physical Activity Measurement Workshop, National Children's Study, Crystal City, VA, November 2003.

Member: Obesity Grant Application Review Study Section, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Ottawa, Canada, March 2004.

Chair: Symposium on Measurement of Psychosocial Variables for the 21st Century, The Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 2004.

Testified: Chronic Disease Prevention, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Washington, D.C., April 2004.

Speaker: “Interactive Multimedia for Children's Diet and Physical Activity Change to the Kids,” Nutrition 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2004.

Speaker: “Interactive Multimedia for Children's Diet and Physical Activity Change to the Kids,” Childhood Obesity Conference, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, April 2004.

Chair: Working Group Discussion on School Nutrition and Physical Activities Policies, National Evaluation and Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2004.

Speaker: “Eating Behaviors in Children: Recent Innovations in Assessment and Promoting Change,” American Heart Association-sponsored 2nd scientific Conference on Compliance in Healthcare and Research, Washington, D.C., May 2004.

Speaker: “Interactive Multi-Media Education and Physical Activity Changes Among Children,” Youth Activity and Chronic Disease Research Network, School of Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 2004.

Speaker: “Are Current Health Behavior Change Models Helpful in Guiding Prevention of Obesity?” Youth Activity and Chronic Disease Research Network, School of Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, May 2004.

Speaker: “Interactive Multimedia for Diet and Physical Activity Change Among Children,” NIH Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Lecture, Washington, D.C., June 2004.

Co-chair: “Advances in Health Outcomes Measurement, Exploring the Current State and the Future Applications of Item Response Theory, Item Banks, and Computer-Adaptive Testing,” Behavior Science Sub-meeting, National Cancer Institute, Washington, D.C., June 2004.

Dennis M. Bier, M.D.
Invited Participant: USAID/Wellcome Trust Meeting, “Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition: When, How, What? A Public Health Opportunity,” London, U.K., July 2003.

Speaker: "Effects of Dietary Fat and Carbohydrate Content on Energy Balance, Glucose Metabolism, Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity in Children and Adolescents," World Health Organization Collaborating Centre Meeting, Dunedin, New Zealand, March 2004.

Session Chair: "Physiology of Metabolism," Symposium on Arginine, Hamilton, Bermuda, April 2004.

Douglas Burrin, Ph.D.
Chair: American Society of Nutritional Sciences, Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism-Research Interest Section, July 2003.

Speaker: “Current Protein and Amino Acid Methodology,” Milk Specialties Inc., Dundee, IL, December 2003.

Chair: American Society for Nutritional Sciences-Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism-Research Interest Section, “Hot Topics in Metabolism” Lectures, Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. April 2004.

Speaker: “Role of Glucagon-like Peptides on Intestinal Function and Metabolism,” Department of Nutrition, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 2004.

Speaker: “New Insights into Intestinal GLP-2 Receptor Function,” Gulf Coast GI Research Forum, League City, TX, May 2004.

Chair: American Society for Animal Science (ASAS), Program Organizing Committee for Growth and Developmental Section, National Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2004, June 2004.

Chair: Growth and Development Symposium: Emerging Roles of Gut Peptides in the Regulation of Appetite and Metabolism, American Society for Animal Science Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, July 2004.

Chair: Scientific Workshop: Perspectives, Insights and Tools for Animal Scientists to Obtain USDA and NIH Funding, American Society for Animal Science Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, July 2004.

Nancy F. Butte, Ph.D.
Speaker: “Human Protein Requirements,” WHO/FAO/UNU Meeting, Boston, MA, September 2003.

Panel member: Start Healthy Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers Meeting, American Dietetic Association and Gerber Foods, Short Hills, NJ, September 2003.

Treasurer: Budget and Finance Meeting, American Society of Clinical Nutrition, Bethesda, MD, October 2003.

Participant: Phenotyping Obesity Meeting, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, October 2003.

Appointed chair: “Growth References for Preadolescents and Adolescents,” FAO/WHO/UNU, Rome, Italy, December 2003.

Participant: Dairy Council of California Meeting on Individualizing Treatment for Obesity, Redwood City, CA, January 2004.

Speaker: “The Impact of Maternal Nutrition on the Offspring,” Nestle Nutrition Workshop, Beijing, China, April 2004.

Speaker: “Innovated Noninvasive Measurement of Energy Expenditure in Ambulatory Subjects,” Dallas, TX, May 2004.

Joan B. Carter, M.B.A., R.D.
Speaker: “Nutritional Issues of Children in Poverty,” Casey Institute of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, March 2004.

Ning Hui Cheng, Ph.D.
Speaker: “Regulation of Calcium Transporters: A Role of a Nuclear-Localized CAX-Interacting Protein, CXIP4,” American Society of Plant Biologist Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, July 2004.

Orla Conneely, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Progesterone Signaling in Mammary Gland Development," American Association for Cancer Research Meeting, Huntington Beach, CA, October 2003.

Speaker: "NR4 Nuclear Receptors as Tumor Suppressors in Myelopoiesis," Elwood Jensen Symposium on Nuclear Receptors and Endocrine Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, December 2003.

Speaker: "Regulation of Nor-1 and Nurr1 by the Ubiquitin Proteasome System," Michael J. Fox Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, January 2004.

Speaker: "Progesterone Signaling in the Female Reproductive Tract," Wyeth Novel Approaches to Contraception Research Meeting, February 2004.

Speaker: “Essential and Redundant Roles of Nor-1 and Nur77 in Regulation of Myelopoiesis,” Neuroendocrine Regulators Session Keystone Symposia: Joint Meeting Nuclear Receptors: Orphan Brothers/Nuclear Receptors: Steroid Sisters, Keystone, CO, February 2004.

Speaker: “Mechanisms for Tissue Selective, Estrogen Free Contraception,” Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop, Berlin, Germany, March 2004.

Speaker: “Sex Steroids: An Update on Estrogen and Progesterone Actions,” EPRM Congress 2004, Montpellier, France, April 2004.

Austin J. Cooney, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Validation of GCNF as a Contraceptive Target," Organon Inc., The Netherlands, October 2003.

Texas Area Coordinator: Bio-Link Meeting, New York, NY, October 2003.

Participant: NIH Special Emphasis Panel Study Section, November 2003

Participant: Second Annual Steering Committee Meeting for the Orphan Atlas Consortium, Houston, TX, November 2003.

Speaker: "Regulation of Gametogenesis," National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS), NC, December 2003.

Speaker: "Cre-lox Knockout of GCNF in the Oocyte," University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 2004.

Speaker: Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproductive Research (SCCPRR) Meeting, Oregon Regional Primate Center, Portland, OR, February 2004.

Member: NIH Study Section, Postdoctoral Fellowship Special Emphasis Panel, March 2004.

Speaker: “Regulation of Pluripotence by the Orphan Receptors LRH1 and GCNF,” Imperial College, London, England, March 2004.

Speaker: “Regulation of Pluripotence by the Orphan Receptors LRH1 and GCNF,” Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, April 2004.

Member: American Heart Association (AHA) Western Review Consortium Peer Review panel, Las Vegas, NV, April 2004.

Karen W. Cullen, Dr.P.H.
Member: Psychosocial Risk and Disease Prevention Study Section, National Institutes of Health, 2002-2003.

Speaker: “Moderating/Mediating Factors in Adolescent Interventions,” Annual Meeting: International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Québec, Canada, July 2003.

Speaker: “Can school environmental cafeteria interventions promote dietary change?” Annual Meeting: International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Québec, Canada, July 2003.

Speaker: “Middle School Prevention of Chronic Disease and Obesity,” Texas Department of Agriculture, Education Service Center Staff Meeting, Austin, TX, September 2003.

Speaker: “Marketing Fruit and Vegetables to Middle School Students,” American School Food Service, Association Child Nutrition and Industry Conference, Newport Beach, CA, January 2004.

Speaker: “Environmental Influences on Obesity,” American Diabetes Association Postgraduate Course, San Francisco, CA, February 2004.

Speaker: “Evaluation of Quality Control Procedures for 24-Hour Dietary Recalls,” Society of Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore, MD, March 2004.

Speaker: “Overcoming Barriers for School Food Service,” Annual Meeting, Society for Nutrition Education, Philadelphia, PA, July 2004.

Teresa A. Davis, Ph.D.
Reviewer: Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 REB, National Institutes of Health, July 2003.

Speaker: “Somatotropin Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Protein Deposition in Pigs,” American Society of Animal Science, Phoenix, AZ, July 2003.

Reviewer: Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, March 2004.

Speaker: “Developmental Regulation of Hormone and Nutrient Signaling Impacts Muscle Protein Synthesis,” Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, March 2004.

Reviewer: Texas Agricultural Experiment Station grants, USDA, May 2004.

Reviewer: United States Department of Agriculture National Research Initiative, Animal Growth, Development, and Nutrient Utilization, May 2004.

Member: Muscle Function Research & Muscular Dystrophy Panel, American Institute of Biological Sciences, United States Army Research and Material Command, Congressionally-Directed Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, June 2004.

Kenneth Ellis, Ph.D.
Chair: Body Composition sessions, Experimental Biology 2004, Washington, D.C., April 2004.

Marta Fiorotto, Ph.D.
Member: Nominating Committee, American Society of Nutritional Sciences, April 2004.

Member, NIH Skeletal Muscle and Exercise Physiology IRG study section, Washington, D.C., March 2004.

John P. Foreyt, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Trends in the Management of Obesity," The Food and Drug Law Institute, Science, Policy and Regulations Conference, Washington, D.C., January 2004.

Speaker: "Diet, Nutrition, Exercise, Obesity and Cancer," 9th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, The Medically Underserved and Cancer, Washington, D.C., March 2004.

Speaker: "Behavioral Changes to Prevent and Treat Obesity," Marqueta C. Huyck Lecture, Wayne State University, April 2004.

Ian J. Griffin, M. B., Ch. B.
Speaker: “Combining Iron and Zinc: Effects on Bioavailability,” John Hopkins School of Public Health symposium, Baltimore, MD, November 2003.

Speaker: “Iron and Zinc: Are There Any Interaction?” John Hopkins School of Public Health symposium, Baltimore, MD, November 2003.

Speaker: “Using Stable Isotopes to Study Zinc Metabolism in Humans and Piglets,” Endocrine Grand Rounds, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, January 2004.

Michael A. Grusak, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Plant Foods as Sources of Nutrients for Humans: Research at the Interface of Plant and Human Nutritional Sciences," The University of Texas - San Antonio, Department of Biology, San Antonio, TX, September 2003.

Speaker: "Nutritional Genomics," HarvestPlus Rice Workshop, International Rice Research Center (IRRI), Los Banõs, The Philippines, October 2003.

Panelist: "Biology of Soybean Genomics," National Science Foundation-sponsored Workshop, St. Louis, MO, October 2003.

Speaker: "Plant Improvement for Health/Nutritional Benefits," University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 2003.

Speaker: "Improving the Nutritional Value of Plant Foods," W.M. Keck Foundation Symposium on Foods for the Future: Genomics of Bioengineered Foods, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, November 2003.

Speaker: "Shoot-Root Communication: How Are Whole-Plant Processes Integrated?" 12th International Symposium on Iron Nutrition and Interactions in Plants, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, April 2004.

Speaker: "What is OSQR and Why Is It Important?" USDA/ARS Southern Plains Area New Scientist Workshop, College Station, TX, April 2004.

Speaker: "Outside Funding: Sources and Issues," USDA/ARS Southern Plains Area New Scientist Workshop, College Station, TX, April 2004.

Speaker: "Novel Approaches to Improve Legume Seed Mineral Nutrition," 5th European Conference on Grain Legumes, 2nd International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics, Dijon, France, June 2004.

Speaker: "Status of Medicago truncatula as a Model for Seed and Pod Development in Legumes," 5th European Conference on Grain Legumes, 2nd International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetics, Dijon, France, June 2004.

Darryl Hadsell, Ph.D.
Panel Member: Special National Institute of Environmental Health Science study section, Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers review, Research Triangle Park, NC, July 2003.

Ad Hoc Reviewer: USDA CSREES Study Section on Animal Growth and Development, Washington, D.C., June 2004.

Peter Haney, M.D., Ph.D.
Speaker: "Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia," Annual Neonatal Nutrition Conference, Houston, TX, March 2004.

Morey W. Haymond, M.D.
Speaker: “Application of Stable Isotopes and Isotope Dilution Methodology in the Exploration of Human Physiology and Pathophysiology,” Grinnell University, Iowa City, IA, October 2003.

Speaker: “From Whence Comes the Milk of Life - Maternal Metabolic Adaptation to Lactation,” Metabolism Research Seminar, University of Washington, St. Louis, MO, March 2004.

Speaker: “Glucose Homeostasis in Infants and Children - New Insight into an Old Problem,” Julio Santiago Memorial Lecture, University of Washington, St. Louis, MO, March 2004.

Speaker: “Protein Metabolism in Lactation,” Amino-Acid/Protein Metabolism in Health and Disease (AA/PM) International Congress, Milano, Italy, March 2004.

Speaker: "Metabolic Adaptation to and Control of Lactation in Humans,” Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA, April 2004.

Speaker: "Regulation of Glucose Metabolism in Children,” Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, April 2004.

Reviewer: GCRC Site Visit, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., April 2004.

William C. Heird, M.D.
Member: External Review Committee, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, September 2003.

Member: “Research into Mechanisms of Fetal Growth Restriction,” NICHD Special Emphasis Review Group, Bethesda, MD, November 2003.

Reappointed Member: Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, External Advisory Committee, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, January 2004.

Member: Clinical Trials and Training Review Group, NHLBI Special Emphasis Review Panel, Chevy Chase, MD, February 2004.

Reappointed Member: Child Health and Nutrition, Advisory Committee, International Association of Infant Food Manufacturers, , January 2004..

Past President: Board of Directors, Life Sciences Research Organization, Bethesda, MD, January 2004.

Moderator: “Pediatric Nutrition and Metabolism: Minerals,” Poster Symposium, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2004.

Ad Hoc Member: NIH Pregnancy and Neonatal Study Section, Bethesda, MD, June 2004.

Karen K. Hirschi, Ph.D.
Symposium Chair: “Bioengineering Blood Vessels,” Angiogenesis and Microcirculation Gordon Conference, Newport, RI, August 2003.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors in Adult Tissues,” XIIIth International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Kyoto, Japan, October 2003.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors in Adult Tissues,” Imperial College London Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Centre, London, England, October 2003.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors in Adult Tissues,” Third International Meeting on Myocardial Ischemia: From Molecular Adaptation to Cellular Repair, Capri, Italy, October 2003.

Symposium Chair: “Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Angiogenesis,” American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2003, Orlando, FL, November 2003.

Speaker: “Origins and Fates of Vascular Progenitor Cells,” British Atherosclerosis Society Spring Meeting, Oxford, England, March 2004.

Panelist: Vascular Repair Break Out Panel Session, UK/Texas Symposium: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, London, England, March 2004.

Speaker: “Biologic Potential of Adult Stem Cells,” The Clinical Science of Bone Repair Maintenance and Regeneration, Cleveland, OH, May 2004.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors for Tissue Engineering,” The Cell-Based Therapies and Tissue Engineering (CTTE-2004), Cleveland, OH, May 2004.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors in Adult and Embryonic Tissues,” XIIIth International Vascular Biology Meeting, Toronto, Canada, June 2004.

Kendal D. Hirschi, Ph.D.
Colloquium Speaker: “Contributions of Genomics to Human Nutrition,” American Society for Horticultural Sciences, Providence, RI, October 2003.

Speaker: “A recipe for Crop Improvement: A dash or yeast and a pinch of weeds,” North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Raleigh, NC, October 2003.

Speaker: “Regulation and Function of Calcium Transporters,” Proceedings of the International Symposium, Dynamic Vacuoles in Plants, Okazaki, Japan, November 2003.

Speaker: "CAX genes and Calcium Homeostasis," NSF Calcium in Plants Workshop, San Antonio, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: "Plant Calcium Homeostasis and the CAX Transporters," Dartmouth, Hanover, NH, April 2004.

Speaker: "Update on Calcium Fortified Plants," Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center Retreat, Houston, TX, June 2004.

Speaker: "Reduction of the Cadmium Content of Tobacco," Philip Morris USA Genomics Symposium, Richmond, VA, June 2004.

Speaker: "Regulation of Membrane Transport," 13th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, Montpellier, France, July 2004.

Judy A. Hopkinson, Ph.D.
Presenter: Breastfeeding Management Workshop, Texas Department of Health, San Antonio, TX, July 2003.

Organizer: 2003 Harris County World Breastfeeding Day Celebration, Houston, TX, August 2003.

Speaker: “Problem Management in Lactation,” Texas Woman’s Health Network, Houston, TX, August 2004.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis of Breastfeeding,” Houston Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group, Houston, TX, August 2003.

Presenter: Breastfeeding Management Workshop, Texas Department of Health, September 2003.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding Promotion,” University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX, September 2003.

Presenter: Principals of Lactation Management workshop, Texas Department of Health, Corpus Christi, TX, November 2003.

Farook Jahoor, Ph.D.
Appointed: External Examiner, Postgraduate Nutrition, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, November 2003.

Reviewer: NIH Fellowship Applications, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Reproductive Sciences, November 2003.

Reviewer: 2003 Child Health Research Center Grant Applications, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, November 2003.

Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.
Speaker: “Cell Signaling and Bone,” Pittsburgh Bone Symposium 2003, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2003.

Speaker: Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute Seminar Series, Toronto, Canada, October 2003.

Speaker: “Regulation of RunX2 Function,” Midwest Connective Tissue Workshop, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, November 2003.

Speaker: “Regulation of Osteoblast Differentiation,” Orthopedic Research Seminar Series 2003-2004, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, February 2004.

Keynote Speaker: “Keynote address for the 10th Workshop on Cell Biology,” 10th Workshop on Cell Biology, Switzerland, March 2004.

Speaker: “Central Control of Bone Remodeling” Visiting Professor for the Bone and Mineral Unit, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, April 2004.

Speaker: “Transcriptional Control of Osteoblast Differentiation,” Visiting Professor for the Bone and Mineral Unit, Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, April 2004.

Speaker: “Sackler Colloquium on The Biology of RNAi,” Washington, D.C., May 2004.

Speaker: “The Neuronal Control of Bone Formation,” American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Bethesda, MD, May 2004.

Speaker: “Future Discussions in Skeletal Anabolic Research,” American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Meeting, Bethesda, MD, May 2004.

Speaker: “Central Control of Bone Mass Biology and Medical Implications,” 31st European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, Nice, France, June 2004.

Speaker: “The Neuronal Control of Bone Mass, Leptin as a Regulator, the Sympathetic Tone as a Mediator,” The Endocrine Society 86th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2004.

Speaker: “ATF4 as a Regulator of Bone Formation,” Bone and Tooth Society Meeting, Oxford, U.K., June 2004.

Carlos H. Lifschitz, M.D.
Speaker: “Gastroesophageal Reflux,” Pan American Congress of Gastroenterology, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 2003.

Speaker: “Feeding Disorders in Infants,” Pan American Congress of Gastroenterology, Montevideo, Uruguay, October 2003.

Speaker: “Feeding Disorders in Infants,” King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2003.

Speaker: “Prevention and Treatment of Allergy in Infants,” PanPacific Congress of Pediatrics, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2003.

Speaker: “Gastroesophageal Reflux,” Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Caracas, Venezuela, June 2004.

Instructor: “Feeding Disorders in Infants,” Course in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Caracas, Venezuela, June 2004.

David D. Moore, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Nuclear Hormone Receptors," Hepatotoxicity Assessment for Botanical Dietary Supplements Meeting, Bethesda, MD, September 2003.

Speaker: "Functions of CAR," University of Texas-San Antonio Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, September 2003.

Speaker: Hyman Zimmerman State of the Art Lecture, "Nuclear Receptors in the Regulation of Drug Metabolism," American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 2003.

Participant: Nuclear Receptors and Bile Acid Regulation Research Workshop, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 2003.

Speaker: "Xenobiotic Stress Induces Hepatomegaly and Liver Tumors via the Nuclear Receptor CAR," Elwood Jensen Symposium on Nuclear Receptors and Endocrine Disorders, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, December 2003.

Speaker: "Adaptive and Maladaptive Functions of the Xenobiotic Receptor CAR," University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, December 2003.

Participant: “The Role of Nuclear Receptors in Carcinogenesis,” US-Japan Workshop, Honolulu, HI, March 2004.

Buford L. Nichols, M.D.
Plenary Speaker: “Developmental Upregulation of Soluble Maltase-glucoamylase (Mgamso) Message In Membrane Maltase-glucoamylase (Mgamme) Null and WT Mice,” NASPGHN Meeting, Montréal, Canada, October 2003.

Speaker: “Of Maize, Mice and Men,” Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. December 2003.

Theresa A. Nicklas, Dr.P.H.
Appointed Member: Cadbury Scientific Advisory Committee, August 2003.

Speaker: “Family and Social Determinants of Children’s Eating Patterns and Diet Quality,” American College of Nutrition Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, October 2003.

Speaker: “Nutrition as the Major Environmental Factor for Cardiovascular Risk: Alterations of Diet and Prevention of Heart Disease and Health Ahead/Heart Smart Program,” Tulane University Health Sciences Center, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Health, New Orleans, LA, November 2003.

Speaker: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity,” 22nd Annual Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont Winter Continuing Medical Education Conference, Stowe, VT, January 2004.

Member: ad hoc study section, National Institute of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Program Project Review, Washington, D.C., February 2004.

Speaker: “Eating Patterns and Childhood Obesity,” Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program Findings and Priority-Identification Conference, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C., March 2004.

Appointed Member: Brands Global Advisory Council, March 2004.

Appointed Member: United States Potato Board’s Scientific Advisory Panel, March 2004.

Speaker: "The Impact of Fat on Health," Canola Conference, Puerto Villerta, Mexico, March 2004.

Speaker: “Family and Social Determinants of Children’s Eating Patterns,” Improve Your Face Value 2004 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Colorado Dietetic Association, Lakewood, CO, April 2004.

Speaker: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity,” Montana Dietetic Association and Idaho Dietetic Association Conference. Missoula, MO, May 2004.

Monique Rijnkels, Ph.D.
Speaker: “Functional Genomics of the Casein Genes,” XXI Patton Wilderness Conference, King Gap, PA, October 2003.

Speaker: “Functional Genomics of the Casein Gene Region,” Department of Dairy and Animal Science, Pennsylvania State College of Agricultural Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA, October 2003.

Speaker: "Functional Genomics of Caseins," 18th Annual J.R. Brunner Symposium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 2004.

Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Stem Cells in Normal Mammary Development and Breast Cancer," University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, September 2003.

Participant: Molecular Endocrinology Editorial Board Meeting, Taos, NM, September 2003.

Speaker: "Stem Cells in Normal Mammary Development and Breast Cancer," American Association of Cancer Researchers on Advances in Breast Cancer Meeting, October 2003.

Speaker: “Stem Cells and Cancer,” National Cancer Institute-sponsored US/Japan Cooperative Cancer Research Program Symposium: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Bethesda, MD, March 2004.

Co-Chair: New Concepts in Breast Cancer Research Session, American Association of Cancer Researchers (AACR) Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2004.

Speaker: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, April 2004.

Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Speaker: "Role of LIM only CRP1 and CRP2 as Potent Smooth Muscle Differentiation Cofactors," 13th International Symposium on Atherosclerosis, Kyoto, Japan, September 2003.

Speaker: "Role of Serum Response Factor and Cofactors that Establish Cardiovascular Cell Lineages," Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2003.

Speaker: "Serum Response Factor and Lim Proteins in Specification of Cell Phenotype," American Society of Nephrology 36th Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 2003.

Participant: Kardia Therapeutics, Inc., Scientific Advisory Board, Boston, MA, December 2003.

Member: Heart, Lung, and Blood Special Review Committee, Program for Genomic Applications (PGA), March 2004.

Speaker: “Serum Response Factor, a Master Cardiogenic Regulatory Platform and a Novel Phosphorylatable Gene Switch Target,” 2004 Keystone Symposium: Cardiac Development and Congenital Heart Disease, Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, March 2004.

Speaker: “Regulatory Hierarchies in Cardiac Development,” Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT), March 2004.

Participant: Joint UK/Texas Symposium “Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine,” Imperial College London, United Kingdom, March 2004.

Member: American Heart Association (AHA) Western Review Consortium Peer Review Panel, Las Vegas, NV, April 2004.

Speaker: “The Role of SRF in Mesoderm Lineage Specification: Phosphorylation of the MADS Box,” German Genetics Society (GfG) Spring Academy Meeting: SRF and Friends: Partnership in Gene Control, Tübingen, Germany, April 2004.

Robert Shulman, M.D.
Abstract Reviewer: 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Paris, France, July 2004.

Speaker: “Gastrointestinal Motility Development: Implications for Feeding,” Neonatal Nutrition Post-graduate Course, Houston, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: “Gastrointestinal Development: Implications for Feeding,” Neonatal Nutrition Post-graduate Course Houston, TX, March 2004.

Speaker: “What Every Pediatrician Should Know about Breast Feeding and Formula,” Grand Rounds, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, January 2004.

Speaker: “Gastroesophageal Reflux in Infants and Children,” Grand Rounds, Hermann-Memorial Hospital West, Houston, TX, August 2003.

Speaker: “Glucose in Parenteral Nutrition,” 12th Workshop on Home Parenteral Nutrition in Infants and Children, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2003.

Speaker: “New Tests of Gastrointestinal Function,” Grand Rounds, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, November 2003.

Speaker: “Update on Parenteral Nutrition,” North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada, October 2003.

Agneta L. Sunehag, M.D., Ph.D.
Speaker: "Infusion Rate of Glucose is the Major Predictor of Hyperglycemia in Very Premature Infants Receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition," Society of Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, May 2004.

Deborah I. Thompson, Ph.D.
Speaker: "School Based Obesity Prevention,” International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Québec City, Canada, July 2003.

Speaker: “Factors Influencing Log-On Rate to an eHealth Obesity Prevention Program Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity to 8-10 Year Old African American Girls,” Robert Wood Johnson eHealth Technologies Grantee Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 2003.

Speaker: “Factors Influencing Log-On Rate to an eHealth Obesity Prevention Program Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity to 8-10 Year Old African American Girls,” eHealth Evaluation Research Opportunities: A Dialogue, Bethesda, MD, April 2004.

William Wong, Ph.D.
Speaker: “Soy Isoflavone and Childhood Obesity Intervention Studies,” University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico, July 2003.

Speaker: “Stable Isotope Methods: Effects of Soy Isoflavones on Bone Metabolism and Nitric Oxide Production,” Department of Physiology, the University of Hong Kong, China, October 2003.

Speaker: “Dietary Supplements to Prevent Osteoporosis,” Department of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 2003.

Speaker: “Safety, Efficacy, and Optimal Dosage of Soy Isoflavones to Prevent Osteoporosis,” Functional Foods and Biotechnology: A Critical Interaction Workshop, USDA/CSREES Headquarters, Washington, DC, October 2003.

Speaker: “Intervention Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Obesity-Related Diseases,” the University of Texas Pan American, McAllen, TX, November 2003.

Speaker: “Soy Isoflavone Supplementation to Prevent Osteoporosis and Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women,” the University of Texas Pan American, McAllen, TX, November 2003.

Speaker: “USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center,” University of Texas - Pan American, McAllen, TX, November 2003.

Reviewer: NIH Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, “ZRG1 BPC-H (40) A Resource for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry,” Washington University, St. Louis, MO, March 2004.

Chair: Soy and Potential Health Benefits Mini-Symposium, Experimental Biology 2004 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2004.

 


CNRC Home | BCM Public Site | BCM Intranet | Privacy Notices
© 2004 Baylor College of Medicine
USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
1100 Bates Street, Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: (713) 798-7002 | Fax: (713) 798-7098
Houston, TX 77030

Contact Webmaster
Modified April 19, 2004

 

CNRC Faculty

Faculty Research Interests

Academic Activities

Faculty Recognition

Publications

Research Grants



PDF of this report









  2004