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This seminar is comprised of professors, research scientists, and physicians from institutions of higher learning and industry in the greater New York area with a common interest in the biological and behavioral bases of appetitive behavior. Four major areas of interest are found within the group: 1) the control of food and fluid intake in man and animals and their effects on variation in body composition; 2) disorders with links to ingestive behavior such as obesity, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, and diabetes; 3) the role of the brain from pharmacological, physiological, and neuroanatomical perspectives on the control of ingestive behavior; 4) cognitive, social, and environmental controls of ingestive behavior. The seminar thus combines interests in basic control mechanisms with clinical applications.

Dr. Allan Geliebter

Dr. Harry R. Kissileff

Jeon D. Hamm

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

09/10/2020 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Gut-hypothalamic signaling effects on feeding behavior
Amber Alhadeff, University of Pennsylvania

10/08/2020 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Autonomous Eating in Adolescents with Low-Weight Eating Disorders
Robyn Sysko, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

11/12/2020 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Rapid eating and obesity risk in early childhood: Can eating speed be replaced?
Myles S. Faith, University at Buffalo, SUNY

12/10/2020 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
A Gut Choice
Diego V. Bohórquez, Duke University

01/21/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
It's All in Good Taste: Taste-Related Reward and Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery
Kimberly Smith, Johns Hopkins University

02/18/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Lead food and worn brakes: Reinforcement pathology and obesity
Leonard Epstein, University at Buffalo, SUNY

03/11/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
What does the taste system tell us about the nutritional composition and toxicity of foods?
John Glendinning, Barnard College, Columbia University

04/15/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
The Conundrums of Studying the Effects of Gastric Bypass on Taste-Related Behavior and Food Choice
Alan Spector, Florida State University

04/29/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Volatile-enhanced-sweetness: How to enhance sweet taste in the brain
Linda Bartoshuk, University of Florida

05/20/2021 Online Meeting
5:00 PM
Reflections on the Origins and Mechanisms of Salt Hunger
Jay Schulkin, Georgetown University and University of Washington