Dr. Randy Seeley, Department of Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati Medical School (Updated 9/11/13)
noon – 1:15 pm, Thursday, October 10 (2013), Mary Graydon Room 203
Dr. Randy Seeley, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Public talk, October 10, Noon, (MGC 203-205): Title: "Bariatric surgery: It's not what you think it is. Molecular targets for the beneficial effects of surgery on obesity and diabetes."
Dr. Randy Seeley is Professor of Medicine and holds the Donald C. Harrison Endowed Chair at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In 2009, Dr. Seeley was appointed as the Director of the Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center (CDOC). His scientific work has focused on the actions of various peripheral hormones in the CNS that serve to regulate food intake, body weight and the levels of circulating fuels. In particular, he has focused upon the numerous hypothalamic and G.I. peptides and their associated receptors that influence both energy intake as well as peripheral metabolic processes. He has published over 245 peer-reviewed articles and he has received numerous awards (e.g., 2003 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award from NAASO; 2008 Ernst Oppenheimer award from the Endocrine Society; 2009 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from the American Diabetes Association) for his work. Dr. Seeley has also served on numerous review panels for the NIH and was Chair of the Integrative Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes review panel. He currently serves on the NIDDK Clinical Obesity Research Panel and on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science.