2005 Faculty Academic Activities

Steven A. Abrams, M.D.

Speaker: “Stable Isotope Methods in Clinical Research in Children,” Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, August 2004.

Speaker: “Problemas Respiratorios en el Recién Nacido,” (Respiratory Problems in Newborns), Hospital del Niño, Panama City, Panama, October 2004.

Speaker: “El Ancance Global de la Desnutritión en la Niñez,” (The Global Scope of Childhood Malnutrition), Conferencia Internacional: Derechos de los Niños (International Conference: Rights of Children), Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, December 2004.

Speaker: “Policy Strategies to Alleviate Malnutrition in Panama,” Secretary of Nutrition and Panel of Government Officials, Panama City, Panama, January 2005.

Visiting physician/scientist: Zankli Medical Center in Abuja, Nigeria and the Jos University Teaching Hospital in Jos, Nigeria, January 2005.

Speaker: “Problemas Respiratorios en rl Recién Nacido,” (Respiratory Problems in Newborns), Neonatology Department, Guatemala City, Guatemala, February 2005.

Presenter: “Global Scope of Childhood Malnutrition” at International Pediatric Symposium, Texas Children’s Hospital, May 2005.

Organizer: Eleven-person medical team of 11 on a 2-week medical tsunami relief mission to Sri Lanka including presentations on a range of topics in Neonatology, Galle, Colombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka, June 2005.

Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.

Speaker: “How to Change Children’s Dietary Behavior,” Mars Scientific Advisory Board Annual Nutrition Meeting, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes (STOPP T2D): An Overview,” Children’s Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes (STOPP T2D): An Overview,” Texas Diabetes Council Meeting, Austin, TX, January 2005.

Panelist: Policy Research for Pediatric Obesity Prevention, Childhood Obesity Conference, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C., February 2005.

Reviewer: Obesity and Healthy Body Weight Management - Childhood Obesity, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Peer Review Committee, Ottawa, Canada, February 2005.

Reviewer: Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications on Innovative Technology for Assessing Diet and Physical Activity, National Cancer Institutes Initial Review Group and Special Emphasis Panel, Bethesda, MD, March 2005.

Speaker: “How to Get Children to Eat More Fruit and Vegetables,” Fundación Campo y Salud’s 1st Pan American Congress Promoting the Consumption of Vegetables and Fruit, Guadalajara, Mexico, April 2005.

Invited Participant: Role of Dairy Foods in Weight Management Children and Adolescents, National Dairy Council-Dairy Management, Inc. - Healthy Weight Scientific Advisory Panel III, Rosemount, IL, May 2005.

Workshop Leader: “Applying Theory in Intervention Development,” International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 4th Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2005.

Dennis M. Bier, M.D.

Chair: Nutrient gene interaction session, “New Developments ­ where are we going?” 2nd World Conference of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Paris, France, July 2005.

Member: Bristol Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Nutritionals’ Distinguished Achievement Award in Nutrition Selection Committee, Beijing, China, July 2004.

Speaker: “Metabolic fate of substrates: fats and carbohydrates,” European Society for Pædiatric Research Neonatal Nutrition Course, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2004.

Speaker: “Manuscript preparation and process of peer-review publication in the biomedical literature,” European Society for Pædiatric Research Neonatal Nutrition Course, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2004.

Chair: Poster Session, “Human Milk,” Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pædiatric Research, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2004.

Chair: Session on “Nutrients in pregnancy and offspring health,” Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pædiatric Research, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2004.

Speaker: “Folic acid and neural tube defects,” Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pædiatric Research, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2004.

Chair: Oral Session “Free communications 2 ­ Nutrition,” Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pædiatric Research, Stockholm, Sweden, September 2004.

Co-Organizer: 4th Workshop on the Assessment of Adequate Intake of Dietary Amino Acids, Kobe, Japan, October 2004.

Speaker: “Folic acid and neural tube defects,” Milanopediatria 2004, Milan, Italy, November 2004.

Organizer: Current Topics in Neonatal/Infant Nutrition and Metabolism V: Methionine, Methylation and Epigenetics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Reviewer: The Hospital for Sick Children ­ Integrative Biology Program, Toronto, Canada, January 2005.

Juror: Danone International Prize for Nutrition, Milan, Italy, March 2005.

Co-Organizer: Symposium on Branched-Chain Amino Acids, Versailles, France, May 2005.

Member: Bristol Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Nutritionals Distinguished Achievement Award in Nutrition Selection Committee, Cincinnati, OH, June 2005.

Molly S. Bray, Ph.D.

Reviewer: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, The Insulin Resistance Atherosclerosis Study (IRAS) Competing Renewal, Washington, D.C., July 2004.

Member: Study Section, Lipids and Lipoproteins, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association, Western Review Consortium, Phoenix, AZ, July 2004.

Speaker: “Molecular and Genetic Basis of Metabolic Syndrome,” Mars Nutrition Council Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Member: Human Genetic Epidemiology (HUGE) Executive Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Disease Prevention, January 2005.

Speaker: “Mining the Human Genome for Obesity Genes,” Illumina, Inc. Technical Panel Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 2005.

Speaker: “Body Image and Correlation with Body Composition and Attrition Rate in the TIGER Study,” American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2005.

Speaker: “Race and Ethnic Effect of Estimating DXA Percent Fat From BMI: The TIGER Study,” American College of Sports Medicine National Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2005.

Douglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.

Chair: “Perspectives, Insights and Tools for Animal Scientists to Obtain USDA and NIH Funding” Workshop, ASAS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, July 2004.

Speaker: “Proglucagon- a Gene with Diverse Metabolic Functions,” American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, July, 2004.

Appointed: Director, Comparative Nutrition Research Facility, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, August 2004.

Speaker: “Insights into Neonatal Intestinal GLP-2 Receptor Function,” Merck Inc., Somerville, NJ, December 2004.

Speaker: “New Insights into Intestinal Glucagon-like Peptide 2 Function,”. Columbus Children’s Research Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, January 2005.

Speaker: “New Insights into Intestinal Glucagon-like Peptide-2 Receptor Function,” Department of Dairy and Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, February, 2005.

Speaker: “Recent Advance in Amino Acid Metabolism,” Milk Specialties Inc., June 2005.

Appointed: Associate Program Director, NIH Training Grant in Pediatric Gastroenterology, June 2005.

Chair: Emerging Roles of Gut Peptides in the Regulation of Appetite and Metabolism Symposium, ASAS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, July 2004.

Nancy F. Butte, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Energy Requirements of Infants,” Wyeth Nutrition, Collegeville, PA, July 2004.

Speaker: “Early Infant Nutrition: Energy and Growth,” Pediatric Obesity Advisory Panel Meeting, Ross Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Columbus, OH, September 2004.

Speaker: “Start Healthy Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers,” American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, October 2004.

Speaker: “Infant Growth and Development (Birth to 3 Years),” National Children’s Study Workshop, Arlington, VA, October 2004.

Speaker: “Evidence Base for Nutrition Know-How and Activity Guides,” Gerber Products, Parsippany, NJ, November 2004.

Speaker: “Calibration of Activity Monitors,” Objective Measurement of Physical Activity: Closing the Gaps in the Science of Accelerometry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, SC, December 2004.

Speaker: “The Viva La Familia Study: Genotype-Phenotype Relationships in Hispanic Children and Their Families,” Mars Nutrition Research Council Meeting, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “DRI for Macronutrients Energy and Physical Activity,” 19th Annual Update for Dietitians, Oregon State University, Salem, OR, March 2005.

Speaker: “Genetic and Environmental Factors Contributing to Childhood Obesity in the Hispanic Population,” MD Anderson Grand Rounds, Houston, TX, April 2005.

Speaker: “Genetic and Environmental Factors Contributing to Obesity in Hispanic Children,” Calloway Memorial Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, CA, April 2005.

Speaker: “Role of Isotopic and Nuclear Techniques in Assessing Body Composition, Energy Expenditure and Fat Distribution,” International Atomic Energy Agency Headquarters, Vienna, Austria, May 2005.

Speaker: “Development of an International Growth Reference for Preadolescent and Adolescent Children,” and “Children At Risk of Overweight and Obesity in Developed Countries,” World Health Organization Expert Meeting on Childhood Obesity, Kobe, Japan, June 2005.

Orla M. Conneely, Ph.D.

Participant: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology Study Section, NIH, Washington, D.C., February 2005.

Speaker: “NR4A Nuclear Receptors in Leukemogenesis,” 8th Frontiers in Nuclear Receptor Action Conference, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Phoenix, AZ, April 2005.

Speaker: “Nuclear Receptors Nor-1 and Nurr 77 are Essential Tumor Suppressors of Myeloid Leukemia,” The Endocrine Society 87th Annual Meeting, San-Diego, CA, June 2005.

Karen W. Cullen, Dr.P.H.

Speaker: “Use of Point-of-Sale Information in School Nutrition Research,” Annual Meeting, Society for Nutrition Education, Salt Lake City, UT, July 2004.

Speaker: “The Potential Impact of School Food Policy Changes on Kilocalories Available in Middle School Snack Bars,” North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 2004.

Speaker: “Environmental Influences on Obesity,” Texas Student Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, College Station, TX, November, 2004.

Speaker: “Evaluation of Policy Change on Middle School Student Lunch Consumption,” USDA-ERS 2005 Food Assistance Research Conference, Washington, D.C., February 2005.

Speaker: “Childhood Obesity: A Family Affair,” Texas Dietetic Association Conference, Austin, TX, April 2005.

Speaker: “School Food Policy Changes Influence Middle School Student School Lunch Consumption,” Society for Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2005.

Speaker: “2005 Dietary Guidelines Report,” Pasadena Independent School District Annual Workshop, Houston, TX, June 2005.

Speaker: “Family Environmental Influences on Children’s Diet,” Annual Meeting International Society of Behavioral Nutrition, Amsterdam, June 2005.

Teresa A. Davis, Ph.D.

Counselor: American Society for Nutritional Sciences, July 2004.

Member: Experimental Biology Program Committee, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, July 2004.

Chair: Peter Reeds Young Investigator Award Committee, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, July 2004.

Member: Membership Committee, American Society for Nutritional Sciences, July 2004.

Mentor: Jeffery Escobar, Recipient of Postdoctoral Trainee Winner, National Abstract Competition, Minority Trainee Research Forum, National Institutes of Health, Merck & Co., Wyeth, Inc., and Temple University School of Medicine, September 2004.

Member: Integrative Nutrition and Metabolic Processes Study Section, National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C., October 2004.

Reviewer: Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, March 2005.

Reviewer: USDA National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, Improving Human Nutrition for Optimal Health Program, May 2005.

Kenneth J. Ellis, Ph.D.

Presenter: “Use of a Novel Pediatric Body Composition Technique for Assessing Body Fatness in Infants,” North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 2004.

Speaker: “Lipometer: A Potential Field Method for Adiposity Assessment in Children,” North American Association for the Study of Obesity Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, November 2004.

Speaker: “Use of a Novel Pediatric Body Composition Technique for Assessing Body Fatness and its Changes during the First 6 Months of Life,” Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2005.

Jennifer O. Fisher, Ph.D.

Appointed: Strategic Planning Committee, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, October 2004.

Appointed: Post-doctoral Fellowship Committee, USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, October 2004.

Speaker: “The Development of Eating Behavior,” Mars Nutrition Research Council Meeting, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Portion Distortion: Do Large Portions Cause Overeating in Children?” California Obesity Conference, San Diego, CA, January 2005.

Speaker: “Feeding interactions in infancy,” Current Topics in Neonatal/Infant Nutrition and Metabolism V: Methionine, Methylation and Epigenetics, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Michael A. Grusak, Ph.D.

Speaker: “HarvestPlus Biofortification Project: Using Plant Nutritional Genomics to Alleviate Human Micronutrient Deficiencies,” Washington State University, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Pullman, WA, September 2004.

Speaker: “Nutritional Genomics: Zinc Absorption and Retranslocation,” HarvestPlus Wheat Biofortification Meeting, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2004.

Speaker: “HarvestPlus Biofortification Project: Using Plant Nutritional Genomics to Alleviate Human Micronutrient Deficiencies,” University of North Texas, Denton, TX, October 2004.

Speaker: “The Role of Nutritional Genomics in the Effort to Improve Crop Micronutrient Levels,” Agronomy Society of America Annual Meetings, Seattle, WA, November 2004.

Speaker: “Nutritional, Anti-nutritional, Allergenic, and Other Health-related Aspects of Food and Forage Legumes,” Cross-Legume Advances through Genomics (CATG) Conference, Santa Fe, NM, December 2004.

Speaker: “The Application of Transgenic Methods,” 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Symposium on “Biofortification: Science for Better Health,” Washington, D.C. February 2005.

Speaker: “Understanding Plant Metal Homeostasis to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods,” University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Plant Biology Graduate Program, Amherst, MA, February 2005.

Speaker: “Understanding Plant Metal Homeostasis to Improve the Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods,” University of Texas-El Paso, Department of Chemistry, El Paso, TX, February 2005.

Darryl L. Hadsell, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Lactation Persistence and the Concept of Aging in Mammary Secretory Cells,” Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology Breast Cancer Research Seminar, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Morey W. Haymond, M.D.

Speaker: “Type 2 Diabetes in Children, A New Epidemic and Therapeutic Challenge,” State of Texas, Legislative Conference for the House Committee, Austin, TX, August 2004.

Speaker: “Mentoring: What is it, Why do I need it, and How do I get it?” National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Seminar for Mentored Investigators, Washington, D.C., September, 2004.

Speaker: “The Use of Glargine Insulin in Children with T1DM,” International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Annual Meeting, Singapore, October 2004.

Speaker: “Effects of Feeding and rhGH on Gluconeogenesis in Humans,” International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Annual Meeting, Singapore, November, 2004.

Speaker: “Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis in Infants and Children-Implications for Type 1 Diabetes,” International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Annual Meeting, Singapore, November, 2004.

Speaker “Impact of Diet Composition and Obesity on Energy Balance and Insulin Sensitivity in Children,” International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Annual Meeting, Singapore, November, 2004.

Chair: Workshop on Hypoglycemia, International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Annual Meeting, Singapore, November, 2004.

Speaker: “Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis in Infants and Children: New Insights into an Old Problem,” Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, November, 2004.

Speaker: “Approaches to the Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adolescents and Children,” CME Conference in Pediatric Endocrinology, Houston, TX, November 2004.

Speaker: “Maternal Adaptation to Lactation,” Pediatric Research Society, Houston, TX, February, 2005.

Appointed: Norditropin Physician Advisory Board, Novo Nordisk, Inc., March 2005.

Appointed: Scientific Advisory Committee, Patton Medical Devices, May 2005.

Speaker: “Updates on New DKA Guidelines,” Baylor College of Medicine, Acute Care Pediatrics for the Primary Care Practitioner, Hilton Head, SC, June, 2005.

Speaker: “Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Children: A Progressively Weighty Problem,” Baylor College of Medicine, Acute Care Pediatrics for the Primary Care Practitioner, Hilton Head, SC, June, 2005.

Speaker: “Growth ­ The Barometric Indicator of Health in a Child or Adolescent,” Baylor College of Medicine, Acute Care Pediatrics for the Primary Care Practitioner, Hilton Head, SC, June, 2005.

William C. Heird, M.D.

Chair: National Institutes of Health, Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-8 04 R, “Clinical Trials in Total Parenteral Nutrition,” Bethesda, MD, August 2004.

Speaker: “Biochemical Homeostasis and Body Growth Are Reliable End-points in Clinical Nutrition Trials,” British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) Annual Meeting, Telford, United Kingdom, November 2004.

Reappointed Member: Child Health and Nutrition Advisory Committee, International Association of Infant Food Manufacturers, Paris, France, January 2005.

Chair: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-8 M3 1, “Small Grants in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition,” Bethesda, MD, March 2005.

Member: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Special Emphasis Review Panel, “Clinical Nutrition Research Units,” Bethesda, MD, March 2005. Member: Quinquennial Review Panel, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, March 2005.

Karen K. Hirschi, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Molecular regulation of Vascular Remodeling,” Neuroadiology Symposium, Houston, TX, October 2004.

Chair: “Novel Molecular Targets in Atherosclerosis and Identification through Genomic and Proteomic Approaches” Workshop, Keystone Symposia, The Cellular Biology of Atherosclerosis, January 2005.

Speaker: “Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation, Differentiation, and Phenotypic Modulation,” Keystone Symposia, The Cellular Biology of Atherosclerosis, Keystone, CO, January 2005.

Speaker: “Signaling Hierarchy and Vascular Remodeling,” Gordon Research Conference, Vascular Cell Biology, Ventura Beach, CA, February 2005.

Speaker: “Signaling Hierarchy Regulating Vascular Remodeling,” Pathology Research Seminar Series, Yale University, New Haven, CN, February 2005.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors for Tissue Engineering,” Texas-UK Tissue Engineering Consortium, Houston, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: “Signaling Hierarchy Regulating Vascular Remodeling,” FASEB Experimental Biology 2005, San Diego, CA, April 2005.

Speaker: “Origin and Fate of Vascular Progenitors,” 6th Annual Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (Plenary Lecture) Washington, D. C., April 2005.

Speaker: “Origin and Fate of Vascular Progenitors,” National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Washington, D. C., April 2005.

Speaker: “Origin and Fate of Vascular Progenitors,” Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 2005.

Speaker: “Molecular Regulation of Blood Vessel Formation,” 2nd International Conference on Tissue Engineering, Crete, Greece, May 2005.

Speaker: “Vascular Progenitors for Tissue Engineering,” Cell-Based Therapies and Tissue Engineering (CTTE 2005), Cleveland, OH, June 2005.

Chair: Session on “Stem Cells and Tissue Repair: Risk vs. Benefit,” The North American Vascular Biology Organization Annual Meeting: From Molecules to Man, Chicago, IL, June 2005.

Speaker: “Origin and Fate of Vascular Progenitors,” The North American Vascular Biology Organization Annual Meeting: From Molecules to Man, Chicago, IL, June 2005.

Kendal D. Hirschi, Ph.D.

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

Speaker: “Regulation of Proton Pumps by Vacuolar Proton Dependent Transporters,” Conacyt-Symposium, Mexico City, Mexico, October 2004.

Speaker: “Genetic Engineering to Improve Calcium Content in Spinach,” National Spinach Council, San Antonio, TX, December 2004.

Speaker: “A recipe for plant improvement,” Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April 2005.

Judy M. Hopkinson, Ph.D.

President: Harris County Lactation Consultants and Educators Association, July 2005.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding,” “Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology, ” and “Biochemistry of Human Milk,” Texas Dept of State Health Services, Principals of Lactation Management conference series, Houston, TX, July 2004.

Speaker: “Breastfeeding Rates among Low Income women in Harris County,” Nutrition Journal Club, Houston, TX, August 2004

Speaker: “Impact of Breastfeeding in Developed Countries,” Texas WIC World Breastfeeding Day Celebration, Houston, TX, August 2004.

Chair: Harris County breastfeeding coalition and ad-hoc committee for World Breastfeeding Day celebration, Houston, TX, August 2004.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding,” “Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology, ” and “Biochemistry of Human Milk,” Texas Dept of State Health Services, Principals of Lactation Management conference series, Houston, TX, September 2004.

Speaker: “Evidence-based Practice: The Impact of Breastfeeding in Developed Countries,” Baylor College of Medicine Perinatal Outreach Program for 28th Annual Nursing Symposium, Houston, TX, October 2004.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding”, “Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology ”, and “Biochemistry of Human Milk”, Texas Dept of State Health Services, Principals of Lactation Management conference series, San Antonio, TX, November 2004.

Speaker: “Kangaroo Mother Care- II,” Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital Nursing Rounds, November 2004.

Speaker: “Use of the Internet for Evidence Based Lactation Counseling,” Houston Area Lactation Consultants and Educators, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding,” “Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology,” and “Biochemistry of Human Milk,” Texas Dept of State Health Services, Principals of Lactation Management conference series, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Kangaroo Mother Care- II,” Kaleidoscope Nursing Symposium, Houston, TX, February 2005.

Chair: Lactation Mini-symposium, Experimental Biology 2005. San Diego, CA, April 2005.

Speaker: “Evidence Based Practice: The Impact of Breastfeeding in Developed Countries,” Kaleidoscope Nursing Symposium, Houston, TX, February 2005.

Speaker: “Impact of a Hospital Based Breastfeeding Clinic on Breastfeeding Exclusivity at 4 weeks,” Association of American Medical Colleges and Center for Disease Control Cooperative Agreement Grantee Meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2005.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding,” “Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology,” and “Biochemistry of Human Milk,” Texas Dept of State Health Services, Principals of Lactation Management conference series, Corpus Christi, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: “Clinical Assessment of Lactation Research and Policies,” Texas Dept of State Health Services, Austin, TX , July 2004 and Houston, TX, April 2005.

Speaker: “Evaluation of Breastfeeding Behavior,” Experimental Biology 2005, San Diego, CA, April 2005.

Speaker: “Scientific Basis for Breastfeeding,” “Breastfeeding: Anatomy and Physiology,” and “Biochemistry of Human Milk,” Texas Dept of State Health Services, Principals of Lactation Management conference series, Ft. Worth, TX, May 2005.

Speaker: “Current Research in Perinatal Health: Importance of Breastfeeding and Timing of Hospital Delivery” Texas Women Health Network. Houston, TX, June 2005.

Interviewed: “Cultural influences on Breastfeeding legislation in the United States,” AP wire service for La Liberation (French Daily Newspaper), June 2005.

Farook Jahoor, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Protein Metabolic Differences Between Children with Marasmus and Kwashiorkor,” Caribbean Health Research Council, 50th Annual Council and Scientific Meetings, Tobago, April 2005.

Speaker: “Feeding disorders,” Third Qatar International Pediatric Conference, Doha, Qatar, April 2005.

Speaker: “Gastrointestinal bleeding,” Third Qatar International Pediatric Conference, Doha, Qatar, April 2005.

Kathleen J. Motil, M.D., Ph.D.

Speaker: “Revised: Infant Formulas,” Pediatric Residents Neonatology Conference, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX, July 2004.

Speaker: “Regulatory Aspects of Human Subject Research,” Fundamentals of Clinical Investigation Course, Clinical Scientist Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, July 2004.

Speaker: “Nutritional Concerns in Children with Ectodermal Dysplasia,” National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias Family Conference, Atlanta, GA, July 2004.

Speaker: “Institutional Assurances and Compliance: Case Presentation,” Clinical Scientist Training Program: Career Scientist Module, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, August 2004.

Speaker: “Infant Formulas 101,” Pediatric Residents= Neonatology Conference, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX, September 2004.

Speaker: “Personal Leadership Protects Research Subjects,” Society for Clinical Research Associates, 13th Annual Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada, September 2004.

Speaker: “The Science of Lactation and the Art of Breastfeeding,” Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Chief Residents Teaching Conference, The Houstonian, Houston, TX, September 2004.

Speaker: “Infant Formulas 101,” Continuity Clinic Primary Care Lecture Series, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, October 2004.

Speaker: “Nutritional Concerns: Rett Syndrome,” Rett Syndrome Conference, Rett Syndrome Association, Ottawa, Canada, October 2004.

Speaker: “Medical Management of Chronic Liver Disease in Infants,” Dominique Belcourt Symposium, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada, November 2004.

Speaker: “Nutrition in Pregnancy and Lactation,” Gastrointestinal-Metabolism-Nutrition-Endocrine-Reproduction (GIMNER) Module, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, December 2004.

Speaker: “Malnutrition and Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies,” Pediatric Residents’ Noon Conference, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Infant Formulas 101,” Pediatric Residents Noon Conference, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Distinguishing Research from Therapeutic Innovation,” Ethics Grand Rounds, The Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX, February 2005.

Speaker: “Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Issues in Girls with Rett Syndrome,” International Rett Syndrome Association, Texas Chapter, Richmond, TX, February 2005.

Speaker: “Infant Feeding: A Critical Look at Infant Formulas,” Kelsey Seybold Clinic Conference, Houston, TX, February 2005.

Speaker: “Case Studies in IRB and GCP,” IBD Clinical Trials Course: Principles and Practice, St. Petersburg, FL, March 2005.

Speaker: “Nutritional Assessment,” CABS Core Nutrition Module, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: “Research for Dietitians—Getting Started,” Journal Club, Nutrition and Food Services, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, May 2005.

Speaker: “Infant Formulas 101,” Pediatric Residents Noon Conference, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, TX, May 2005.

Theresa A. Nicklas, Dr.P.H.

Speaker: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity,” 57th Annual Assembly for the Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians, Panama City, FL, July 2004.

Speaker: “Family and Social Determinants of Children’s Eating Patterns,” International Life Sciences Institute ­ North America Obesity Meeting on Portion Size, Weight Gain, and Children, Washington, D.C., September 2004.

Speaker: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go From Here?” 6th Annual Conference on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity: Emphasis on Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, Kansas City, MO, September 2004.

Speaker: “Childhood Obesity,” A Treat for Cornell College Seminar, Cedar Rapids, IA, October 2004.

Speaker: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity: What Have We Learned? Where Do We Go From Here?” National Food Service Management Institute: Nutrition Update Conference, Memphis, TN, October 2004.

Speaker: “2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report,” National Food Service Management Institute: Nutrition Update Conference, Memphis, TN, October 2004.

Speaker: “Children’s Diets and Obesity,” National Obesity Prevention Conference, Bethesda, MD, October 2004.

Speaker: “Dietary Guidelines Technical Report Update,” Dietary Guidelines Update Forum, West Point, NY, November 2004.

Speaker: “Trends in Children’s Eating Behaviors,” Beef Industry Discovery Symposium 2005, San Antonio, TX, February 2005.

Speaker: “Dietary Guidelines ­ Nutrient Density: The Role of Almonds in a Healthy Lifestyle,” Food 3000, Frankfurt, Germany, February 2005.

Speaker: “Insights from the Expert: Dietary Guidelines and Childhood Nutrition,” Beef Business Symposium for Foodservice Nutrition: Marketing Under New Rules, Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Dallas, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: “The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans,” 2005 Colorado School Foodservice Directors Conference, Estes Park, CO, March 2005.

Speaker: “Navigating New Government Dietary Guidance,” South Dakota Nutrition Seminar, The 2005 Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecture, Brookings, SD, March 2005.

Speaker: “The New Dietary Guidance and Implications for the Beef Industry,” The Ranch: An Insider’s View of the Beef Industry, Texas Beef Council, Amarillo, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: “The New Dietary Guidelines Update,” The New Dietary Guidelines Update Meeting, Scranton, PA, March 2005.

Speaker: “Navigating New Government Dietary Guidance: The Science Basis,” Arkansas Dietetic Association Meeting & Exhibition: Think Globally, Live Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, March 2005.

Speaker: “Navigating New Government Dietary Guidance,” 2005 Kansas Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Lawrence, KS, April 2005.

Speaker: “The 2005 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report: An Update,” Food & Nutrition Conference & Exhibition (sponsored by the Texas Dietetic Association), Austin, TX, April 2005.

Speaker: “Insiders Look to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines,” 2005 Utah Dietetics Association Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2005.

Speaker: “2005 Dietary Guidelines ­ from Science to Practice,” 2005 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Dietetic Association, Louisville, KY, April 2005.

Speaker: “The New Dietary Guidelines,” New York State Dietetic Association, Saratoga, NY, May 2005.

Speaker: “The New Dietary Guidelines,” Cadbury Scientific Advancement Meeting, New York City, NY, May 2005.

Speaker: “The New Dietary Guidelines-Where Do We Go From Here?” New Jersey Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Long Branch, NJ, May 2005.

Speaker: “Getting a Handle on Childhood Obesity,” National WIC Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, May 2005.

Speaker: “Obesity Initiative Planning,” ARS/USDA FY’ 07 Obesity Initiative Workshop/Meeting, Washington, D.C., June 2005.

Speaker: “The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans-What’s Different and Why?” Society for Nutrition Education 38th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL. July 2005.

Heather A. Patrick, Ph.D.

Invited Fellow: Advanced Training Institute for Health Behavior Theory, National Cancer Institute, San Diego, CA, July 2004.

Co-Chair: Lori Johns’s Senior Honors Thesis committee, “The role of work and family satisfaction and investment in satisfaction with life,” University of Houston, Houston, TX, September 2004.

Member: Melissa Raymundo’s Master’s Thesis committee, “Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating among women of ethnic backgrounds: The roles of acculturation and standard comparisons,” University of Houston, Houston, TX, July 2004.

Research Supervisor: Undergraduate research teams; 2 teams of 2-5 students each, University of Houston, Houston, TX, September 2004.

Research Supervisor: Undergraduate research teams, 3 teams of 2-6 students each, University of Houston, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Monique Rijnkels, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Of Mammals and Milk: The Casein Gene Cluster Region,” Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics. Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA, October 2004.

Speaker: “Milking the Genome: Identification of Functional Elements in a Mammalian Specific Gene Cluster,” Texas Medical Center Chromatin Interest Group, Houston, TX, April 2005.

Robert J. Shulman, M.D.

Abstract Reviewer: World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Paris, France, July 2004.

Co-Chair: Neonatal Gastroenterology Session, 2nd World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Paris, France, July 6, 2004

Speaker: “Development of Gastrointestinal Motility,” Neonatal Nutrition Post-graduate Course, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: Gastrointestinal Development: Implications for Feeding, Neonatal Nutrition Post-graduate Course Houston, TX, March 2005.

E. O’Brian Smith, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Fundamentals of Applied Statistics,” Clinical Science Training Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, July 2004.

Speaker: “Intermediate statistical topics and the use of SPSS,” to the Neonatalogy Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, July 2004.

Janice E. Stuff, Ph.D.

Invited Participant: First National Cancer Institute Epidemiology Leadership Workshop: Tobacco, Diet, and Genes, Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, September 2004.

Reviewer: National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program for USDA, Human Nutrition and Obesity Program, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, October 2004.

Speaker: “Nutritional Epidemiological Studies in Cancer,” Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Baylor Cancer Center, October 2004.

Speaker: “Household Food Insecurity in the Lower Mississippi Delta: Prevalence, and Association with Self-reported General Health, Weight Status, and Chronic Disease,” USDA/ARS Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative All Delta Conference, Robinsonville, MS, June 2005.

Speaker: “Development of a Regional Food Frequency Questionnaire for Children in the Lower Mississippi Delta,” USDA/ARS Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative All Delta Conference, Robinsonville, MS, June 2005.

Agneta L. Sunehag, M.D., Ph.D.

Reviewer: NIH Scientific Review Committee: Road Map grants review, Washington, D.C., July 2004.

Reviewer: NIH Scientific Review Committee on Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes (IPOD), Washington D.C., October 2004.

Speaker: “Metabolic and Nutritional Needs of Premature Newborns,” Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, November 2004.

Speaker: “Insulin Secretion and Resistance in Obese Adolescents: Impact of Dietary Macronutrient Intake,” Mars Nutrition Research Council, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Reviewer: NIH Scientific Review Committee on Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes (IPOD), Washington D.C., February 2005.

Speaker: “Insulin Resistance in Adolescents: Obesity Is a More Important Contributor Than Macronutrient Intake,” Pediatric Research Society, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, March 2005.

Speaker: “Effects of Dietary Fructose Intake on Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion and Glucose and Lipid Metabolism in Lean and Obese Adolescents,” International Life Science Institute, Washington, D.C., May 2005.

Reviewer: NIH Scientific Review Committee on Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes (IPOD), San Diego, CA, June 2005.

Agus Surwayan, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Expression of TGF-b family of ligands is developmentally regulated in skeletal muscle of neonatal rats,” Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2005.

Marilyn A. Swanson, Ph.D., R.D.

Ad Hoc Reviewer: USDA Improving Food Quality and Value Program, National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program (NRICGP), March 2005.

Exhibitor: 2005 Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2005.

Exhibitor: 2005 Priester National Extension Health Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2005.

Deborah I. Thompson, Ph.D.

Appointed member: Editorial board of American Journal of Health Behavior, January 2005.

Speaker: “Factors Influencing Log-On Rates in an eHealth Obesity Prevention Program Promoting Healthy Eating and Physical Activity to 8-10 Year Old African American Girls,” Health e-Technologies Initiative Annual Grantee Meeting, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Boston, MA, October 2004.

Speaker: “Relative Pay-Offs for Interventions That Focus on Individuals vs. The Environment,” USDA Conference on Obesity Prevention, Washington, D.C., October 2004.

Reviewer: Seed Fund Grant Applications, Faculty Research and Fellowship Support Committee, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, May 2005.

Speaker: “Family/Parent Influences on Children’s Dietary Behaviors,” International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Symposium: Environmental Influences on Children’s Diet and Physical Activity Behaviors, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2005.

Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D.

Appointed Member: Graduate Nutrition Education Committee of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, July 2004.

Speaker: “Post-Weaning Dietary Influences on Allelic Expression of Insulin-Like Growth Factor 2 Correlate with Altered DNA Methylation in Igf2 DMR2,” Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Summer Research Conference on Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and One Carbon Metabolism, Snowmass, CO, August 2004.

Speaker: “Does Nutrition During Infancy and Early Childhood Contribute to Later Obesity Via Metabolic Imprinting of Epigenetic Gene Regulatory Mechanisms?” The 56th Nestlé Nutrition Workshop on Feeding During Late Infancy and Early Childhood: Impact on Health, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, November 2004.

Speaker: “Do early nutritional influences on developmental epigenetics contribute to adult-onset chronic disease susceptibility?” The Mars Nutrition Research Council meeting The Metabolic Syndrome in Children, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Nutritional influences on developmental epigenetics,” Current Topics in Neonatal/Infant Nutrition and Metabolism V: Methionine, Methylation and Epigenetics, Children’s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Early Nutritional Influences on Developmental Epigenetics,” The Future of Infant Nutrition, The Child Health Foundation, Obergurgl, Austria, January 2005.

Speaker: “Do Early Nutritional influences on Developmental Epigenetics Affect Adult Chronic Disease Susceptibility?” The International Life Sciences Institute annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 2005.

Speaker: “Early Nutrition, Epigenetics, and Adult Disease,” The International Union of Physiological Sciences satellite symposium on The Prenatal Environment, Programming and Postnatal Consequences, San Diego, CA, March 2005.

Speaker: “Epigenetic Mechanisms and Postnatal GI Development.” Bristol Myers Squibb/Mead Johnson Nutritionals 25th Anniversary Symposium of the Freedom to Discover Nutrition Program, Cincinnati, OH, June 2005.

Speaker: “Memories of When We Were Young: Nutritional Influences on Developmental Epigenetics”, Canadian Federation of Biological Sciences 48th Annual Meeting, Guelph, Canada, June 2005.

William W. Wong, Ph.D.

Speaker: “Osteoporosis Prevention Using Soy (OPUS),” Phytohealth Second Open Plenary Meeting, Crete, Greece, October 2004.

Speaker: “Potential Benefits of Soy Isoflavones Against Osteoporosis and Hypertension,” University of Texas M. D. Anderson Integrative Medicine Lecture Series, Houston, TX, January 2005.

Speaker: “Soy Isoflavones, Osteoporosis and Blood Pressure,” Purdue-University of Alabama Botanicals Research Center Annual Symposium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, February 2005.

Speaker: “Soy Isoflavones: Potential Benefits Against Osteoporosis and Hypertension,” Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Women’s Health, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, March 2005.

Organizer: Minisymposium, “Soy and Potential Health Benefits,” Experimental Biology 2005 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 2005.

Organizer: Third Annual Meeting of Osteoporosis Prevention Using Soy (OPUS), San Diego, CA, April 2005.


 


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