Both the research and education components of the Center extend to the greater community and globally. With public symposiums and informational websites, the Center strives to increase general knowledge of metabolic diseases for prevention, treatment, and stimulation of future research ideas. Center faculty members have also been invited by the CDC, NIH, and WHO to join global health initiatives aimed at relieving the burden of chronic diseases.


Please join us October 26th at UCLA for the Translational Research For Metabolic Disease Prevention: From Molecules to Populations" symposium, held in the Neuroscience Research Building Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

This symposium will explore the interdisciplinary study of metabolic diseases by bringing together outstanding researchers and educators from various schools at UCLA and pioneers in interdisciplinary research. This event is ideal for researchers and faculty interested in developing collaborations and exchanging knowledge and experience from respective professionals in the population or laboratory sciences.

We have confirmed two outstanding keynote speakers for this symposium: Dr. Ross Prentice, Head of Population Science Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and PI of the National Women's Health Initiative; and Dr. Meir Stampfer, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Director of the Channing Lab at Harvard. Both speakers have exemplified the theme of this symposium in their own outstanding scientific work that integrates both lab-based and population sciences.

Dr. Robinson, Executive Associate Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and Dr. Linda Rosenstock, Dean of the School of Public Health will provide opening remarks to kick-off the symposium. Additional local speakers will include UCLA professors Drs. Jonathan Braun, Jake Lusis, Qing Zhou, and Simin Liu. They represent the faculty’s joint effort throughout UCLA schools and departments in tackling metabolic diseases, which are reaching global epidemic proportions.

We hope you will join us in what is sure to be an exciting and dynamic symposium to raise awareness in the community about the need for interdisciplinary training in understanding complex diseases.