The 14th Annual Research Day

April 29, 2015

Research Day has become an annual tradition at Touro University California. We showcase the most recent work of our faculty and students and celebrate as a university the contributions of our researchers to basic science, clinical practice, education and public health. Our poster session will illustrate the breath, depth and growth of our research: we will have a record of 81 abstracts, 45% more than last year!

Lander Hall - Lecture Hall A - 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

1:00 - 1:10 Introductions:
Dr. Alejandro Gugliucci, Associate Dean

1:10 - 1:30 Keynote Address:
“Metabolic Alchemy:  Clinical Studies of the Conversion of Sugar to Fat”
Kathleen Mulligan, PhD (UCSF-TUCOM)

1:30-1:45:
"Corporate Influences on What We Eat: The Sugar Industrial Complex"
Elena Lingas, MPH DrPH (MPH program, TUC-CEHS)

1:45-2:00:

“Is fructose toxic?” 
Jeffrey Ritterman, MD (Joint PA/MPH program, TUC-CEHS)

2:00-3:30:
Nutrition & Lifestyle: Current Community Service and Future Service

Moderated by: Grace Marie Jones, PhD (TUCOM faculty) and Arpita Sinha (DO-MPH Candidate)

Farragut Inn - 3:30 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Poster session
Hors d’oeuvres and wine

This year our oral sessions will focus on two main areas where our campus excels: 1) human metabolic research and 2) public health. There  will be a blend of faculty and student presentations to showcase current research and community service that addresses the epidemics of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity. We hope to elicit a campus-wide discussion on Touro California’s role in addressing these issues.

Last Updated: 4/27/15