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Steven Abrams, M.D.

Speaker. "Mineral Metabolism in Health and Disease." Plenary address, First World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Boston, Massachusetts, August 8, 2000.

Speaker. "Assessment of Magnesium Absorption and Kinetics Using Stable Isotopes." Plenary address, Ninth International Magnesium Symposium, Vichy, France, September 13, 2000.

Lecturer. "Recent Research on Micronutrients in the Diets of Children in Developing Countries." Francisco Marroquin Medical School, Guatemala City, Guatemala, October 26, 2000.

Speaker. "Calcium Requirements in Children: Recent Recommendations and Guidelines." Pediatric Grand Rounds, The Johannesburg Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 14, 2001.

Speaker. "Neonatal Calcium, Zinc and Iron Requirements." Israeli Neonatology Association, Haifa, Israel, July 17, 2001.

Cheryl B. Anderson, Ph.D.

Presenter. "TV Watching, Computer Use, and Physical Activity Among 8th-Grade Adolescents." Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, May 31, 2001.

Presenter. "Athletic Identity Among 8th-Grade Adolescents: Definitions, Ratings, and Physical Activity." Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland, June 1, 2001.

Janice C. Baranowski, M.P.H.

Speaker. "Food Intake Recording Software System (FIRSSt): Validation Against Bogus Pipeline." Fourth International Conference on Dietary Assessment, Tucson, Arizona, September, 2000.

Speaker. "Food Intake Recording Software System (FIRSSt): Validation Against School Lunch Observation." American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 17, 2000.

Tom Baranowski, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Observation and Sequencing Affect Accuracy of Dietary Assessment Among Children." Fourth International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods, Tucson, Arizona, September 18, 2000.

Speaker. "Theory as Mediating Variable in Obesity Prevention Programs Among Youth." North American Association for the Study of Obesity meeting, Long Beach, California, October 31, 2000.

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Dennis M. Bier, M.D.

Symposium Organizer. "Innovative Non- or Minimally Invasive Technologies for Health Monitoring and Nutritional Status in Mothers and Young Children." Children's Nutrition Research Center, Houston, Texas, August 7-8, 2000.

Speaker. "Glutamine Interorgan Transport." International Symposium on Glutamine, Southampton, Bermuda, October 2, 2000.

Speaker. "Biotechnology and Infant Nutrition," and "The Barker Hypothesis." 12th Annual Congreso de la Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nutrición, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 12-16, 2000.

Symposium Co-Organizer. Baylor College of Medicine/Case Western Reserve University Workshop on Glucose Metabolism, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Houston, Texas, December 12-13, 2000.

Speaker. "Energy Balance and Obesity in Children." Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, January 17, 2001.

Speaker. "Energy Balance and Obesity in Children." Wayo Women's University, Wayo, Japan, January 19, 2001.

Keynote Speaker. "Children's Nutrition Research in the 21st Century." National Institute of Health and Nutrition of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2001.

Session Chair. "The Implications of the Human Genome Project for Nutrition and Public Health." International Life Science Institute 2001 Annual Meeting, Montego Bay, Jamaica, January 22, 2001.

Session Chair. "Early Origins of Obesity." First World Congress of the International Council for Research into the Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, Mumbai, India, February 4, 2001.

Speaker. "Glucose Homeostasis." Neonatal Nutrition Conference, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, March 5, 2001.

Speaker. "Essential Fatty Acids: Role in Brain Development." Child Neurology Society (Philippines), Inc., Edsa, Philippines, May 29, 2001.

Speaker. "Partition of Glucose Production into Glycogenolysis and Gluconeogenesis." American Diabetes Association 61st Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 22, 2001.

Douglas G. Burrin, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Factors Affecting Intestinal Nutrient Requirements, Metabolism and Growth in the Neonatal Pig." USDA/ARS Food and Feed Safety Research Laboratory, College Station, Texas, August 9, 2000.

Speaker. "Nutritional Significance of Gut Amino Acid Metabolism." 17th BioKyowa Amino Acid Council meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, October 4, 2000.

Speaker. "GLP-2: Biological Actions and Therapeutic Potential in the Infant Gut." Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, GI Workshop, March 5, 2001.

Speaker. "The Pig as Model to Assess the Role of Nutrition in Human Health and Disease." Midwest American Society for Animal Sciences Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, March 21, 2001.

Nancy F. Butte, Ph.D.

Member. Panel on Dietary Reference Intakes for Macronutrients, Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, Washington, D.C., July 11-13, August 13-16 and November 6-8, 2000; February 26-March 1, and June 4-7, 2001.

Invitee. "Adi-Map," an Obesity Gene Mapping Collaborative Project: Are We Ready?" NIH, Rockville, Maryland, July 14, 2000.

Speaker. "Normative Body Composition of Children during the First Two Years of Life." IX International Congress of Auxology, Turin, Italy, September 3-6, 2000.

Chair. "Maternal Nutrition during Lactation." International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation International Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, September 15-19, 2000.

Speaker. "Adaptation to Low Fat/High Carbohydrate versus High Fat /Low Carbohydrate Diets in Children." North American Association for the Study of Obesity, Long Beach, California, October 29-November 2, 2000.

Invitee. Research Program on Health and Nutrition Effects of Popular Weight-loss Diets Public Meeting, USDA, Washington, D.C., January 11, 2001.

Speaker. "Nutrient Adequacy of Human Milk during the First Year of Life." WHO Expert Consultation on Optimal Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding, Geneva, Switzerland, March 26-30, 2001.

Chair. "Lactogenesis II." Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, Florida, March 31-April 4, 2001.

Speaker. "Prevalence and Causes of Childhood Obesity." Workshop on Childhood Obesity, Santiago, Chile, May 7-10, 2001.

Invitee. Nutrition and Genomics, USDA/NCI/ASNS, Bethesda, Maryland, June 18, 2001.

Chair/Speaker. "Energy Requirements of Infants." FAO/WHO/UNU Working Group on Energy and Protein in Human Nutrition, Rome, Italy, June 25-29, 2001.

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David M. Cohen, Ph.D.

Guest Lecturer. "NMR Analysis and Tracer Methodology." In course, "Principles and Practice of Tracer Methodology in Metabolism," Shriners Hospital for Children-Galveston Burns Hospital, Galveston, Texas, September 10-15, 2000.

Austin J. Cooney, Ph.D.

Presenter. "Germ Cell Nuclear Factor as a Contraceptive Target." WHO/Rockefeller Foundation-CONRAD/CICCR Symposium on Implantation and Once-a-month Methods for Women, Beaverton, Oregon, Sept. 13, 2000.

Presenter. "The Orphan Nuclear Receptor GCNF and Embryonic Development." Child Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series, Houston, Texas, November 2, 2000.

Presenter. "The Orphan Nuclear Receptor GCNF and Germ Cell Development." The National Institutes of Health Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant Seminar, University of Illinois at Champaign, December 4, 2000.

Presenter. "The Orphan Nuclear Receptor GCNF and Germ Cell Development." The Population Council, Rockefeller University, New York, New York, January 25, 2001.

Presenter. "Mouse Germ Line Restriction of Oct4 Expression by Germ Cell Nuclear Factor." Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, R&D Workshop, March 22, 2001.

Presenter. "The Orphan Nuclear Receptor GCNF and Germ Cell Development." Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Department of Reproductive Biology, Mexico City, Mexico, April 4, 2001.

Presenter. "GCNF in Germ Cell and Embryonic Development." The Endocrine Society 83rd Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, June 23, 2001.

Karen Cullen, Dr. P.H.

Presenter. Posters: "Preferences for Low and Fat Free Foods Among 4th - 6th Grade Children;" "Fat Practices and Consumption Among African-American Boy Scouts;" "Differences in Beverage Consumption Among 4th - 6th Grade Children." Society of Nutrition Education Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2000.

Presenter. "Goal Setting for Health Behavior Change Among 4th and 8th Grade Students." Society of Nutrition Education Annual Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, July 17, 2000.

Teresa A. Davis, Ph.D.

Presenter. "Regulation of Translation Initiation in the Neonate Involves the Insulin Signaling Pathway." Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, September 26, 2000.

Presenter. "Neonatal Growth Is Regulated by the Insulin Signaling Pathway that Leads to Translation Initiation." Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, October 5, 2000

Chair. "Defining Energy Requirements." Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, Florida, March 31, 2001.

Presenter. "Insulin and Amino Acids Independently Stimulate Translation Initiation in Neonatal Muscle." Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, Florida, April 1, 2001.

Chair. "Protein Metabolism." Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, Florida, April 2, 2001.

Debby K. Demory-Luce, Ph.D.

Representative. Children's Nutrition Research Center (USDA Gold Sponsor), Zero to Three 15th National Training Institute, Washington, D.C., December 1-3, 2000.

Speaker. "Nutrition in the Life Cycle." Clinical Nutrition course, BCM, January 25, 2001.

Speaker. "Healthy Nutrition for Your Preschool-Aged Child." Mothers of Preschoolers, Bellaire Methodist Church, Houston, Texas, February 21, 2001.

Speaker. "Research in Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition." The Tall Pines Dietetic Association, Houston, Texas, March 22, 2001.

Kenneth J. Ellis, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Body Mass Index: Does It Accurately Screen Children for Increased Adiposity?" North American Association for the Study of Obesity meeting, Long Beach, California, October 30, 2000.

Jennifer Orlet Fisher, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Parental Pressure and Girls' Reports of Restrained and Disinhibited Eating." Pediatric Obesity Symposium, Annual Meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) Pediatric Interest Group, Long Beach, California, October 28, 2000.

Presenter. "Characteristics of Disinhibited Eating in Young Girls." North American Society for the Study of Obesity Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, November 1, 2000.

Presenter. "Maternal Modeling and Availability Influences on Young Girls' Beverage Intakes." Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 26, 2001.

Member. Communications Committee, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition, 2001

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Ian Griffin, M.D.

Presenter. "Fructans and Calcium Absorption in Adolescents." Stoneyfield Farms Inc. press conference, New York, New York, February 6, 2001.

Presenter. "Use of Stable Isotopes to Measure Iron and Zinc Absorption." Jakarta, Indonesia, March 13, 2001.

Presenter. Poster: "Zinc Metabolism and Zinc Kinetics in Children with Stable Crohn's Disease." Experimental Biology 2001, Orlando, Florida, April 2001.

Presenter. "The Exchangeable Zinc Pool (EZP) in Children Is Affected by Zinc Intake But Not Underlying Zinc Status." Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2001.

Presenter. "Use of Stable Isotopes to Study Mineral Metabolism." Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan, July 26, 2001.

Michael A. Grusak, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Understanding Micronutrient Metal Homeostasis in Plants Using Unique Hyperaccumulating Mutants." Faculty of Molecular and Environmental Plant Sciences Seminar Series, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, September 14, 2000.

Speaker. "Understanding Mineral Transport to Developing Seeds: Identifying Targets to Enhance the Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods." Department of Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology Seminar Series, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 11, 2000.

Speaker. "Nutritional Evaluation and Improvement of Plant Foods: Applying Plant Science to Human Nutrition Concerns." USDA/ARS Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, October 16, 2000.

Speaker. "Understanding Mineral Transport to Developing Seeds: Identifying Targets to Enhance the Nutritional Quality of Plant Foods." Urban Science and Ecology Colloquium, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas, November 3, 2000.

Peter M. Haney, M.D., Ph.D.

Lecturer. "Dynamics of Glucose Transporter Targeting in Mammary Epithelial Cells." Neonatology Section, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, August 2, 2000.

Presenter. "Prolactin-induced GLUT1 Targeting to Medial-Golgi in Human Mammary Epithelial Cells." Tenth International Meeting of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation, Tucson, Arizona, September 13, 2000.

Presenter. "An Intact Endosomal Pathway is Required for Normal Targeting of GFP-GLUT1 Glucose Transporter Fusion Proteins." Tenth International Meeting of the International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation, Tucson, Arizona, September 13, 2000.

Lecturer. "Infant and Child Nutrition and Growth." ARTS curriculum, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, November 14, 2000.

Lecturer. "Pediatric Pharmacology." ARTS curriculum, BCM, Houston, Texas, November 16, 2000.

Moderator. "Developmental Biology." NIH Workshop on Research in Neonatal Carbohydrate Metabolism, Houston, Texas, December 12, 2000.

Speaker. "Localization of the GLUT1 Glucose Transporter to Brefeldin A-sensitive Vesicles of Differentiated CIT3 Mouse Mammary Epithelial Cells." Society for Pediatric Research, 2001 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, May 1, 2001.

Speaker. "Targeting of the GLUT1 Glucose Transporter in Lactation." Children's Nutrition Research Center Faculty Lecture Series, Houston, Texas, May 31, 2001.

Speaker. "Glucose Transport in Lactating Mammary Gland." Gordon Research Conference on Mammary Gland Biology, Bristol, Rhode Island, June 6, 2001.

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Morey Haymond, M.D.

Speaker. "Chronic Disease Management." Testimony presented at a hearing of a subcommittee of the state House Committee on Public Health, San Antonio, Texas, August 11, 2000.

Speaker. "Glucose to Galactose and Back Again." MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, October 18, 2000.

Presenter. Poster: "Mini-dose Glucagon Rescue of Impending Hypoglycemia in Children and Adolescents with Diabetes during Episodes of Gastroenteritis and Poor Oral Intake." International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 1, 2000.

Interviewee. "The Silent Epidemic." The Debra Duncan Show, Channel 13 KTRK-TV, Houston, Texas, March 29, 2001.

Chair. "Clinical Hypoglycaemia in Children and Adults." Hypoglycaemia 2001: From Research to Practice, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Assisi, Italy, May 28, 2001.

Chair. "Regulation of Oral Glucose." Oral Abstract Presentations, American Diabetes Association 61st Scientific Sessions, June 22-26, 2001.

Member. Scientific Advisory Committee, Novo Nordisk hGh Symposium, 2001.

Member. American Diabetes Association 61st Scientific Sessions Planning Committee, 2001.

William C. Heird, M. D.

Speaker. "DHA Supplementation and Development of Breast-fed Infants." PUFA in Maternal and Child Health Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, September 10, 2000.

Speaker. "Total Parenteral Nutrition in the Neonate." Ross Academy Conference: "Neonatal Nutrition: Assessment, Intervention and Management," Bloomington, Minnesota, October 12, 2000.

Speaker. "PUFAs in Premies." Hot Topics in Neonatology Conference, Washington, D.C., December 4, 2000.

Lecturer. "Importance of LC-PUFA in Infant Nutrition." Taiwan Pediatric Association Annual Meeting, Tainan, Taiwan, April 8, 2001.

Lecturer. "Long-chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Infancy." Mackey Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, April 10, 2001; Chang Gung Children's Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan, April 11, 2001; and China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, April 11, 2001.

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Karen K. Hirschi, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Molecular Approaches to Studying Nutrient Metabolism and Function: An Array of Possibilities." Symposium: "Innovative Non- or Minimally Invasive Technologies for Health Monitoring and Nutritional Status in Mothers and Young Children," Children's Nutrition Research Center, Houston, Texas, August 7, 2000.

Speaker. "Adult Stem Cells Can Become Vascular Cells." Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, August 31, 2000.

Speaker. "Regulation of Blood Vessel Assembly." Bioengineering Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas, November 7, 2000.

Speaker. "Basics of Blood Vessel Formation." Symposium on the Use of Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization, Texas Heart Center, Houston, Texas, November 13, 2000.

Speaker. "Regulation of Blood Vessel Formation." BCM Center for Cell and Gene Therapy retreat, Galveston, Texas, November 17, 2000.

Director. Clinical Nutrition Course for second-year medical students, Baylor College of Medicine, spring semester, 2001.

Speaker. "Regulation of Blood Vessel Formation." Pediatric Research Society, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, March 13, 2001.

Speaker. "Blood Vessel Assembly." Ethicon Biomaterials Center, Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Newark, New Jersey, April 30, 2001.

Speaker. "Formation of Functional Heterotypic Gap Junction Channels Is Necessary for Endothelial-induced Mural Cell Differentiation." North American Vascular Biology Organization and AHA Second Annual Conference on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Arlington, Virginia, May 11, 2001.

Kendal Hirschi, Ph.D.

Speaker. "Characterization of CAX Genes." University of Tennessee Department of Botany, Knoxville, Tennessee, February 26, 2001.

Speaker. "Ion Transport into the Plant Vacuole." University of South Carolina Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia, South Carolina, March 26, 2001.

Speaker. "Phytochemicals in Fruits and Vegetables to Improve Human Health." Texas A&M Department of Horticulture, College Station, Texas, April 3, 2001.

Speaker. "Calcium and Metal Transport in Plants: Characterization of the CAX Genes." Danforth Center, St. Louis, Missouri, May 30, 2001.

Speaker. "Metal Transport into the Plant Vacuole." Philip Morris Research Center, Richmond, Virginia, June 14, 2001.

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