UCF Alumni: UCF MEDTalk - Nov. 15

Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join the UCF College of Medicine for the Fall edition of UCF MEDTalk, where Dr. Timothy Gilbertson will discuss "Why Fat Tastes Good and What Science is Doing About It" and will explore factors that affect taste. Dr. Gilbertson, Professor of Medicine, will lead an interactive presentation and discussion on taste, the control of food intake and its implications regarding obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Thursday, Nov. 15
5:30-7:30 p.m.

UCF College of Medicine
Academic Health Sciences Campus
6850 Lake Nona Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827

For $10 per person ($15 at the door), guests will receive two drink tickets and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.

Advanced registration ends Friday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. Reserve your seat today!

Complimentary admission is available to current UCF College of Medicine students. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Erin Oglethorpe to RSVP.

About the Speaker

Timothy Gilbertson, PhD 
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 
UCF College of Medicine

Timothy A. Gilbertson is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the UCF College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of California-Davis in 1991 and his postdoctoral training at Colorado State University from 1991-1993. From 1993-2000 he was Assistant/Associate Professor at Louisiana State University and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. From 2000-2018, he was Professor of Biology, Associate Department Head and Co-Director of the Neuroscience PhD Program at Utah State University. He has served as Chairman of the National Institutes of Health Communication Disorders Review Committee at the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders and as Chairperson of the Health and Scientific Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Public Health and Water Research (IWPR).

In the past 25 years, he has served as a consultant to or done contract research for numerous companies including Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Kraft Foods, Frito Lay, Purina, Givaudan, Nestlé, and Glaxo Smith Kline. He currently serves as a consultant to PepsiCo Global R&D. From 2007-2011 he served as the Director for the Center for Advanced Nutrition at Utah State University. His research focuses on how the body recognizes and responds to nutrients and how this process is tuned to the underlying nutritional needs of an organism. This has implications ranging from basic mechanisms for taste transduction and the design of taste mimetics to post-ingestive nutrient chemoreception and the control of food intake, dietary-induced obesity and diabetes. His laboratory was the first to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the taste of both fat and sour and has been the first to show unequivocally that nutrient recognition in the peripheral taste system is modulated by diet and disease.

Dr. Gilbertson has generated well in excess of $8 million in extramural funding, published over 70 research articles including in Science, PNAS, The Journal of Neuroscience and Neuron and received the Ajinomoto Award for Outstanding Research in Gustation and the Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award from Utah State University. He has served as advisor for 23 graduate students, 9 postdoctoral fellows and several visiting professors.

What is UCF MEDTalk?
UCF MedTalk is a special series of informal talks on current and innovative issues in medicine. These events include opportunities for networking, a casual location, plain language and a comfortable atmosphere for all. Each researcher or physician will provide a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session. All are encouraged to join this unique conversation.

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