3rd Annual Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases 
Fall Symposium
September 20, 2017, Sheldon Museum of Art – 12th and R Street
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) hosted the 3rd Annual Fall Symposium on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  The symposium is always a free, day-long event for faculty, postdocs, students, staff, industry partners, and other interested parties offering an opportunity to explore relevant topics and to network with fellow researchers in academia and industry.   The speakers this year were internationally recognized experts on the topic of “Obesity": Allison Xu, Diabetes Center, UCSF, Quan Lu, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Nancy Webb, Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky.

L to R: NPOD External Advisory Committee members Gus Kousoulas and Bert Boyer; NPOD Director Janos Zempleni; speakers Allison Xu, Nancy Webb, and Quan Lu.
Programming concluded with a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow poster competition with a record 24 posters entered. 

Poster presenters.
The winners of the poster competition! 
L to R: Mohamed Haider Ali, NPOD Director Janos Zempleni, Rong Fan, Sonal Sukreet.
Funding for the symposium is provided through grant support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number P20GM104320.