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Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity February Monthly Seminar

Title: The Leptin Signaling Cascade and Pediatric Obesity

Time: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 12:15-1:15pm

Place: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, W2008
615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

Jack Yanovski

Speaker: Jack Yanovski, M.D., Ph.D.
Jack Yanovski is Head of the Unit on Growth and Obesity, in the Developmental Endocrinology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH. He obtained his M.D. degree in 1986 at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also obtained a Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology.

After completing his residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and fellowship training in Pediatric Endocrinology at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Yanovski became a senior clinical investigator at the National Institutes of Health in 1992.

In 1997, Dr. Yanovski founded the NICHD's Unit on Growth and Obesity to study obesity and its complications in children. At the NIH, he has carried out a series of clinical studies related to the evaluation and treatment of obesity in children and adults, as well as laboratory investigations of the molecular etiology of obesity.


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