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10th Annual Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Series Taking Place Virtually

LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 2, 2020) – Each year at the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center – Diabetes and Obesity Research Day, researchers from the University of Kentucky and other regional institutes share their current findings and ongoing research about the alarming rise in obesity and diabetes rates. Presenters also discuss prevention and treatment of these epidemic-level diseases.

This year’s Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Research Day will be a series of virtual seminars and activities during the month of November.  This also coincides with National Diabetes Month. The Research Series will include prominent speakers in the areas of diabetes and obesity research.

  • Dr. Robert H. Eckel, President, American Diabetes Association

           Diabetes Panorama: Personal, Pursuance, Perspective, Prospective

           November 5, noon–1:30 p.m.


  • Dr. Ana Maria Arbeláez, Washington University School of Medicine

           The Brain and Diabetes

           November 5, 3–4:30 p.m.


  • Maureen Gannon, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center

             Enhancing Functional β-cell Mass & Cardiac Function by Targeting Prostaglandin E2 Receptors

             November 12, 3–4:30 p.m.


  • Dr. Emil R. Unanue, Paul & Ellen Lacy Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

           Why Are Pancreatic Islets Susceptible to Type 1 Diabetic Autoimmunity?

           November 19, 3–4:30 p.m.   UK Participants ONLY


Registration for the virtual seminar series is open. For more information, visit

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