Spring 2021

Schedule

Date Title and Speaker
January 18 Campus closed - MLK Day

January 25

Student Orientation

Mark Opp, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder

February 1

Sleep Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ken Wright, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder
(Host: Mark Opp mark.opp@colorado.edu)

February 8

Interactive Science Education and Workforce Development for Advancing Health Research

Lisa Marriott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Oregon Health and Science University

(Host: Charles Hoeffer charles.hoeffer@colorado.edu)

February 15

Time-Efficient Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training for Improving Cardiovascular Health

Daniel Craighead, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Integrative Physiology of Aging Laboratory
University of Colorado Boulder
(Host: Mark Opp mark.opp@colorado.edu)

February 22

Understanding the Complexities of the Pain Experience

Mari Griffioen, Ph.D., R.N.
Assistant Professor
University of Delaware
School of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
Newark, DE
(Host: Mina Griffioen/Mark Opp mark.opp@colorado.edu)

March 1

The Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Women in Science -- and What Can Be Done About It

Nancy Wayne, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita and President
UCLA, Women Advancing Together
(Host: Pei Tsai pei-san.tsai@colorado.edu)

March 8

Sex Differences in Circadian Rhythms Underlying Diet-Induced Obesity

Julie Pendergast, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Kentucky
(Host: Céline Vetter celine.vetter@colorado.edu)

March 15

Multiple Omics in Human Brain Reveals Genetic Risk Factors and Consequences of Cigarette Smoking

Dana Hancock, Ph.D.
Sr. Genetic Epidemiologist and Director
GenOmics, Bioinformatics, and Transitional Research Center
RTI International
(Host: Marissa Ehringer marissa.ehringer@colorado.edu)

March 22

Spinal Cord Injuries: What Can Conventional MRI Offer Us?

Andrew Smith, D.P.T., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
CU Anschutz, Department of Physical Therapy (SOM).
(Host: Andrew Tan andrew.tan@colorado.edu)

March 29

Age Matters: Adolescent Alcohol and Neuroinflammation in Brain Health and Aging

Terrence Deak, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience Program
Binghamton University - SUNY
(Host: Moni Fleshner monika.fleshner@colorado.edu)

April 5

Bugs to Behavior: Impacts of Dietary Prebiotics and the Gut Microbiota on Disturbed Sleep

Robert Thompson, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Stress Physiology Laboratory
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder
(Host: Moni Fleshner monika.fleshner@colorado.edu)

April 12

TBD

Pei-San Tsai, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder
(Host: Mark Opp mark.opp@colorado.edu)

April 19

The Gut-Brain Axis and Regulation of Body Weight and Metabolism

Darleen Sandoval, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Nutrition Section
Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes
CU Anschutz Medical School
(Host: Alanna Mayberry/Mark Opp mark.opp@colorado.edu)

April 26

TBD