Barbara Davis Center Speaker Series & Seminars

Speaker Series

2023-2024 Speaker Series Schedules


Seminars will take place in person on Fridays at 12pm MT

All seminars will have a link provided for registration.

For administrative assistance:  Christy Vasey, , 303-724-9787





Friday, September 8, 2023
Joana Almaca, PhD
Assistant Professor
Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Friday, September 15, 2023
BDC- Main conf room
Sakeneh Zraika, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Friday, September 22, 2023Andrew Paterson, MD
Senior Scientist, Genetics and Genome Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
Friday, September 29, 2023
Gossard Forum
Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Vanderbilt University
Friday, October 20, 2023Paige Geiger, PhD
Molecular and Integrative Physiology
University of Kansas Medical Center
Friday, November 3, 2023Jill Kanaley, PhD
Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
University of Missouri
Friday, November 9-10, 2023Childhood Diabetes Prevention Day
AHSB- Elliman Conference Center
Friday, December 1, 2023Julie Sneddon, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCSF School of Medicine
Diabetes Center
Friday, January 12, 2024
*joint visit with CHCO*
Aaron Kelly, PhD
Division of Pediatric Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Co-Director, Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Friday, January 19, 2024Maria J. Redondo, MD, PhD, MPH
Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology,
Baylor College of Medicine
Friday, February 2, 2024Emily K. Sims, MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases
Friday, February 16, 2024
*joint visit with Immunology*
Donna L. Farber, PhD
Director, Human Tissue Immunity and Disease Initiative
Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences
Columbia University
Friday, March 1, 2024Lukas K. Tamm, PhD
Chair, Department of Molecular Physiology
and Biological Physics
Director, Center for Membrane and Cell Physiology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Friday, March 22, 2024Florence Brown, MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director Joslin and BIDMC Diabetes in Pregnancy Program
Harvard Medical School
Friday, March 29, 2024BDC Diabetes Day Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Jane Buckner, MD
Director, Translational Research Program
President- Benaroya Research Institute
at Virginia Mason
Friday, April 12, 2024Lu Cai, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Research Institute
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Friday, April 26, 2024Roland Tisch, PhD
Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday, May 10, 2024
Senta Georgia, PhD
Assistant Professor
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Keck School of Medicine,
University of Southern California


Part of the on-going training and research dissemination includes weekly RIP seminars at the Barbara Davis Center, Anschutz Medical Campus. Resident research scientists and invited speakers present current progress on diabetes and related topics. The RIP is scheduled every Monday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Monday, September 11, 2023 OPEN SLOT
Monday, September 18, 2023 Mia Smith, PhD
Monday, September 25, 2023 External Guest: Victoria Vieira-Potter, PhD
University of Missouri
Monday, October 2, 2023 Liudmila Kulik, PhD
Monday, October 9, 2023 Cristy Geno, PhD
Monday, October 16, 2023 Rachel Friedman, PhD
Monday, October 23, 2023 Kathleen Woulfe, PhD
Monday, October 30, 2023 Sarit Polsky, PhD
Monday, November 6, 2023 Neda Rasouli, PhD
Monday, November 13, 2023 Anne Gresch
Monday, November 20, 2023 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27, 2023 City of Hope Diabetes Research Symposium
Monday, December 4, 2023 Elliott Brooks
Monday, December 11, 2023 Maria Hansen
Monday, December 18, 2023 Holiday Break
Monday, December 25, 2023 Holiday Break


Mondays @ Noon (12:00PM)


BDC Main Conference Room



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