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2014 SEW Center/COAST Obesity Symposium

Thank you very much to all of our wonderful speakers, attendees, and volunteers for making our symposium a great success. The symposium was attended by over 150 people from a variety of backgrounds, including students, health care professionals, researchers, and individuals from the Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco public health departments.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Elissa Epel, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Center for Health & Community
Director, Center for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment
University of California, Berkeley

Maternal Metabolism in Pregnancy, Long-term Effects on Population Health
Patrick M. Catalano, MD
Director, Center for Reproductive Health at MetroHealth
Director, Clinical Research Unit, Case Western Reserve
Professor, Reproductive Biology MetroHealth Medical Center
Case Western Reserve University

Transmission Effects to Offspring
Robert Lustig, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology
Director, Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program
Member, Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco

Transgenerational Effects of Maternal Stress and Nutrition During Gestation on Offspring Adiposity and Metabolism
Pathik D. Wadhwa, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Obstetrics, & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Epidemiology
Director, UC Irvine Development, Health and Disease Research Program
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Childhood Stress, Pregnancy Weight and Transmission of Weight
Barbara Abrams, DrPH, RD
Professor of Epidemiology, Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Nutrition
Head, Epidemiology/Biostatistics Program
University of California, Berkeley

Can Interventions Help?
Barbara Laraia, PhD, MPH, RD
Associate Professor, Community Health and Human Development
Director, Public Health Nutrition
University of California, Berkeley

Pregnancy: A Teachable Moment for Weight Control and Obesity
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
Associate Professor, Kinesiology Department
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks

Kimber Stanhope, PhD, RD (moderator)
Associate Research Nutritionalist Biologist
Department of Molecular Biosciences: SVM
Department of Nutrition
University of California, Davis

Larissa Duncan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Erica Gunderson, PhD, MS, MPH
Senior Research Scientist, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Section
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Nancy Adler, PhD
Director, Center for Health and Community
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco


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