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Research Newsletter-Fall/Winter 2006

Conference Program


Wednesday, May 16, 2007


2:00 PM Registration begins
3:30 - 5:15 Oral Poster Presentations
5:30 - 7:00 Young Investigator Finalist Presentations
7:00 Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 17, 2007


6:00 AM Organized Walk/Run
7:30 - 8:15 Breakfast provided
8:15 Welcome and Introduction
Maret G. Traber, Ph.D., Conference Chair
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis
 

FLAVONOID FUNCTIONS

8:30 - 9:00 Overview of Flavonoids in Human Health
Gary Williamson, Ph.D.
Nestle Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland
9:00 - 9:30 Dietary Polyphenols and Health: Defining the Nutritional Context
Augustine Scalbert, Ph.D.
INRA Centre de Clermont-Ferrand/Theix, Saint-Genes-Champanelle, France
9:30 - 10:00 Dietary Phytoestrogens and Breast Cancer: A Complex Safety Issue Involving Dose and TIming of Exposure
William Helferich, Ph.D.
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, IL
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
 

NEW DISCOVERIES OF VITAMIN C IN HEALTH AND DISEASE

10:30 - 11:00 Ascorbylation Reactions
Fred Stevens, Ph.D.
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
11:00 - 11:30 Pharmacologic Ascorbate Concentrations Selectively Kill Cancer Cells: Ascorbic Acid as a Pro-drug for Ascorbate Radical and/or H202 Delivery to Tissues
Mark Levine, M.D.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD
11:30 - 12:00 Ascorbic Acid Transporters in Health and Disease
James M. May, M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch provided
 

LIPOIC ACID: BIOLOGIAL MECHANISMS OF ACTION

1:30 - 2:00 Lipoic Acid as an "Anti-Aging" and Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Tory Hagen, Ph.D.
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
2:00 - 2:30 Exercise Training and the Antioxidant Alpha-Lipoic Acid in the Treatment of Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes
Erik Henriksen, Ph.D.
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ
2:30 - 3:00 Lipoic Acid: A New Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis?
Dennis Bourdette, M.D.
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
3:00 - 3:30 Coffee/Tea Break
 

NEUROPROTECTION BY ANTIOXIDANTS

3:30 - 4:00 Models of Antioxidant Micronutrient Deficiencies that Cause Central Nervous System Damage
Raymond F. Burk, M.D.
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
4:00 - 4:30 Neuroprotective Properties of the Natural Vitamin E Alpha-Tocotrienol
Chandan Sen, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
4:30 - 5:00 Dietary Antioxidant Intakes and Neurologic Disease Risk
Alberto Ascherio, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
5:00 - 7:00 Poster Session

Friday, May 18, 2007


 
6:00 AM Organized Walk/Run
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast provided

MATERNAL DIET, GENES, AND EPIGENETICS

8:30 - 9:00 Cancer and Imprinting: Early Nutritional Influences
Randy Jirtle, Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
9:00 - 9:30 Indole-3-Carbinol in the Maternal Diet of Mice Acts as a Transplacental Cancer Chemoprotection Agent
David Williams, Ph.D.
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
9:30 - 10:00 Choline: Critical Role During Fetal Development
Steven Zeisel, M.D., Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
 

CANCER CHEMOPREVENTION

10:30 - 11:00 Dietary Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors for Prostate Cancer Prevention
Emily Ho, Ph.D.
Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
11:00 - 11:30 Dietary Modulation of UDP-Glucuronosyltransferases in Humans
Johanna Lampe, R.D., Ph.D.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
11:30 - 12:00 Redox-Sensitive Transcription Factors as Prime Targets for Chemoprevention with Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidative Phytochemicals
Young-Joon Surh, Ph.D.
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
12:00 - 1:30 Lunch provided
 

OBESITY, EXERCISE, AND GENE REGULATION

1:30 - 2:00 Exercise Neuroscience
Jacquie Van Hoomissen, Ph.D.
University of Portland, Portland, OR
2:00 - 2:30 Control of Energy Homeostasis: Role of Enzymes and Intermediates of Fatty Acid Metabolism in the Central Nervous System
Dan Lane, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2:30 - 3:00 Calore Restriction and Aging: Effect on Brain and Behavior
Don Ingram, Ph.D.
National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD
3:00 - 3:30 Effects of Dietary Interventions on Weight Loss and Lipoprotein Metabolism
Maria-Luz Fernandez, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee/Tea Break
4:00 - 5:00 LPI Prize for Health Research
The Prize will be awarded, and the winner will speak
6:30-7:00 Reception
7:00 Banquet

Saturday, May 19, 2007


PUBLIC SESSION
Chair: Maret G. Traber, Ph.D.

9:00 - 11:00 Secrets of the Lean Plate Club
Sally Squires
The Washington Post, Washington, DC