NPOD 15th Annual Spring Retreat

April 18, 2024

NPOD 15th Annual Spring Retreat

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) hosted his 15th Annual Spring Retreat on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at the Nebraska East Union. 

The symposium was attended by over 60 participants.

Featured speakers were experts on the topics of "Precision Nutrition in Obesity and its Comorbidities":

  • Dr. Wei Perng (University of Colorado - Anschutz)
    "Advancing metabolic disease prevention in youth through Precision medicine, Omics, and Data Science (PODS)"
  • Dr. Lu Qi (Tulane University)
    "Precision nutrition and obesity"
  • Dr. Angela Zivkovic (University of California - Davis) 
    “Novel Precision Nutrition Targets for Cardiovascular Disease and Dementia”
Here are the winners of the best poster award:

1) Kia Liermann-Wooldrik - UNMC Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Rebecca Deegan lab
“Irradiated Adipocytes Promote Prostate Cancer Progression”

2) Javaria Munir  - UNL Nutrition and Health Sciences  - Janos Zempleni lab
“Working towards TRANSGENIC cow using bovine Mammary Alveolar Cells (MAC-T) by genetics & click-chemistry approach”

3) Fatema Tanni  - UNL Biochemistry - Xinghui Sun lab
“Identifying MORF4L1 as a regulator of the Vascular Endothelium”


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Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases