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Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day





The inaugural Barnstable Brown Obesity and Diabetes Research Day, held May 17, 2011, provided an opportunity
for students, young investigators and faculty from neighboring universities to share the podium with internationally prominent scientists. Along with the invited speakers, six podium presenters were selected for their outstanding research from among 80 abstracts submitted. During the poster session, judges chose nine presenters to receive monetary awards for their work. Dr. Lisa Cassis, one the research day organizers, presented the prizes at the awards reception held that evening at the Hilary J. Boone Center. Cassis is professor and chair in the UK Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences, and director of the NIH Center for Research on Obesity and Cardiovascular Diseases.
Dr. Lisa Cassis presents an award
to Frederique Yiannikouris, GCNS Post-doc.

Picture of the Barnstable Sisters
Above (left) Barbara Barnstable Edelman,
(right) Patricia Barnstable-Brown.
Members of the Barnstable and Brown families attended the awards reception. The loss of Tricia Brown’s husband, Dr. David Brown, in 2003 due to diabetes, was the inspiration for the establishment of the Barnstable Brown Foundation, which partially funded the research day event. Dr. Everett McCorvey, director of Opera at UK, talked about his struggle with diabetes and performed for the historic event with his troupe of singers.

Cake in the shape of a wildcat
Special Wildcat cake created for
the reception by Jason Goble of
Adrienne & Company Bakery
in Jeffersonville, IN

Dr. Everett McCorvey, director of Opera at UK

Picture of Family at Reception Seated left to right, members of the Barnstable and Brown families: Laura Barnstable Edelman, Barbara Barnstable Edelman, Wilma Barnstable, Patricia Barnstable-Brown (standing).

Nadeem Mohammed, MS
University of Kentucky Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences
"High-fat diets cause a shift from anti-inflammatory IgA to
pro-inflammatory IgG responses against commensal gut bacteria:
a novel mechanism for diet-I"
Picture of Nadeem Mohammed

Frederique Yiannikouris, PhD, Fellow
University of Kentucky Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences
"Adipocyte deficiency of angiotensinogen prevents the development of obesity-hypertension in male C57BL/6 mice"
Picture of Frederique Yiannikoris

Nadezhda Sabeva
University of Kentucky, Pharmaceutical Sciences
“Reduction of plasma cholesterol in db/db Mice with
hepatic specific ABCG5 and ABCG8 expression requires
inhibition of cholesterol absorption
Picture of Nadezhda Sabeva

Daniel Conklin, PhD
University of Louisville, Diabetes and Obesity Center
"Effects of diet-induced obesity and fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
exposure on circulating and bone marrow progenitor cells in mice"
Picture of Daniel Conklin

Cetewayo Rashid
University of Kentucky, Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences
"Physical activity protects against methamphetamine-induced
blood-brain barrier dysfunction"
Picture of Cetewayo Rashid

Vidya Narayanaswami, MS
University of Kentucky, Pharmaceutical Sciences
"Diet-induced obesity decreases striatal dopamine
transporter function, striatal D2 receptor density
and increases motivation for high-and low-fat food"
Picture of Vidya Narayanaswami

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