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COPT Distinguished Speaker Barry Levin, MD

The Childhood Obesity Prevention Training (COPT) Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored a seminar by Barry Levin, MD on October 24, 2011, Dr. Levin is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences at the New Jersey Medical School and is also the Assistant Chief of Neurology at the E. Orange Veterans Administration Medical Center.  

Dr. Levin’s research deals with the neural regulation of energy homeostasis which he studies in a rat model of diet-induced obesity which has inborn leptin and insulin resistance. Much of his recent work deals with mechanisms for increasing leptin sensitivity by altering the perinatal environment. His seminar titled, “Obesity and the Brain: Developmental, Environmental and Genetic Factors that Affect Energy Homeostasis.

Dr. Levin was the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grant no. 2011-67001-30117 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area.

Video

View the video of the presentation "Obesity and the Brain: Developmental, Environmental and Genetic Factors that Affect Energy Homeostasis" at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ewnKqzV3Uk