John K. and Mary E. Davidson Lectureship

Davidson image8th John K. and Mary E. Davidson Lectureship and Award
Endowed by Dr. John K. and Mary E. Davidson


Robert Sherwin, MD
Chief, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Director, Diabetes Research Center
Yale University School of Medicine

“The Brain-Glucose Connection:  In Diabetes and Obesity a Double-Edged Sword"

Wednesday November 18, 2015

4:00 pm

JJR MacLeod Auditorium 
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto

***Eligible for the PSL1000/2000 Seminars in Physiology Course***


The Davidson's Profile

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Previous Lecturers

(2000)  Professor Alan Cherrington, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
(Inaugural Lecture presented in November at the Symposium entitled “Physiology 2000: A Century of Excellence”. Symposium celebrated the first Ph.D. graduate, Fredrick H. Scott, from the Department of Physiology and from the University of Toronto in 1900).

(2002)   Dr. Barry I. Posner, Director, Polypeptide Hormone Lab, Professor of Medicine, McGill University.  “Insulin Signaling: The Inside Story”

(2005)  Dr. Domenico Accili, Director, Columbia Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Centre, The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia, NY
“Forkhead Proteins and Diabetes”

(2007)   Dr. Michael W. Schwartz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington
“Diabetes, Obesity and the Brain”

(2009)  Dr. Bradford B. Lowell, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
“Genetic Dissection of Neural Circuits Controlling Energy Homeostasis”

(2011)  Dr. Jerrold Olefsky, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs, University of California, San Diego
"Role of Inflammation in Insuln Resistance and Diabetes"

(2012) Dr. Tamas Horvath, Director of the Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism, New Haven, CT
“Hunger-Promoting Hypothalamic Neurons Regulate Higher Brain Functions and Lifespan”