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Lectures & Events

Academic Symposia are hosted throughout the year to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge scientific achievements of the University's faculty, as well as national and international leaders spanning various fields of research.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Anderson Center for Cancer Research Symposium

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Breakthroughs in Understanding Central and Peripheral Pathways in Obesity 
Sponsored by the Sackler Center for Nutrition and Biomedicine
2:00 pm: Leptin and the CNS Pathways Controlling Peripheral Metabolism, Jeffrey Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, The Rockefeller University, investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2:40 pm: How the Brain Fights Back Against Weight Loss, Scott Sternson, Ph.D., Group Leader, HHMI Janelia Research Campus
3:40 pm: Sustained GLP-1R Signaling Drives Weight Loss: Mechanisms, Risks, and Benefits, Daniel Drucker, M.D., FRS, FRCPC, Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Investigator, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto
4:20 pm: The Role of Brown and Beige Fat in Protecting Against Obesity-associated Diseases, Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Albert Resnick M.D. Assistant Professor and Head, Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism, The Rockefeller University