13th Annual NPOD 
Spring Retreat
“Lipid Metabolism”

April 19, 2022


The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) will host its 13th Annual Spring Retreat on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the Sheldon Museum of Art (12th and R St, Lincoln, NE).  
The symposium is a free event for faculty, postdocs, students, staff, industry partners, and other interested parties.

Registration is closed. You are welcome to attend the symposium all day, but please don't attend lunch (head count was submitted to caterer).

If you have any questions, please contact Verona Skomski at (vskomski@unl.edu).


8:30am         Registration and Continental Breakfast – Great Hall
9:10am          Dr. Sherri Jones (Dean College of Education and Human Sciences) – Welcome
9:20am          Dr. Janos Zempleni (NPOD Director) – Introductions


Dr. Mark McNiven (Mayo Clinic - Mayo Center for Biomedical Discovery)

“Cellular Insights into Fatty Liver” 
10:30am       Break


 Dr. Karen Reue (UCLA - David Geffen School of Medicine)

"Sex Determinants of Obesity and Lipid Metabolism”
12:00am         Lunch – Great Hall


 Dr. Nicholas DiPatrizio (UC Riverside – School of Medicine)

“Pretty Gutsy: Endocannabinoids in the Periphery Tell Us to Eat”
2:30pm          Poster Session* – Great Hall
4:00pm          Awards and Concluding Remarks – Great Hall


*Student/Postdoctoral Associate Poster Competition:
Three winning posters will be recognized with a $150 award and a framed certificate



Mark McNiven
(Mayo Clinic - Center for Biomedical Discovery)


Karen Reue 
(UCLA - David Geffen School of Medicine)

Nicholas DiPatrizio 
(UC Riverside – School of Medicine)

Funding for this symposium has been provided by grant support through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM104320.
We also like to thank the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences for their support.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln
316 Leverton Hall
phone: 402-472-3862