Registration Now Available for UK Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day set for May 20

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2015) -- Registration is now available for the fifth annual Barnstable Brown Obesity & Diabetes Research Day set for May 20, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital Pavilion A.

The event is sponsored by the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center, Center of Research in Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease and the Nutrition and Oxidative Stress Training.

Researchers from the University of Kentucky and other regional institutes will share their current findings and ongoing research about the alarming rise in obesity and diabetes rates. Presenters will also discuss prevention and treatment of these epidemic-level diseases.

The program features presentations by nationally prominent physician-scientists, as well as regional researchers chosen from abstract submissions. This year's invited speakers include: Dr. Sudha Biddinger from Boston Children’s Hospital; Dr. Steven E. Kahn from University of Washington, Seattle; and Dr. Elif Oral from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Plenary sessions I and II will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; a poster session will be from 1 to 3 p.m.; and the Plenary Session III will be from 3 to 5 p.m. with all events in Pavilion A.  Additionally, an Awards Reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center.

The abstract submission deadline is April 17 and the event registration deadline is April 25.  Registration and more information is available at

The Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Research Center is a nationally and internationally recognized Center of Excellence in diabetes and obesity research. The center unites clinical care, research, education and advocacy to provide a comprehensive program to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

 Currently, the Center has $24 million per year in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and other funding agencies, including the Barnstable-Brown family. Research at the Barnstable Brown Center focuses on prevention and treatment of the disease and targets the various complications of diabetes.