What puts the comfort in “comfort” foods?
11:00 PM to 12:00 PM, Harrell Medical Education 125.
Dr. Yvonne M. Ulrich-Lai, PhD is a Professor of Pharmacology & Systems
Physiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The goal of her
research program is to identify the neural and hormonal substrates that are
responsible for the interactions among diet, obesity and stress. Obesity is a major
health problem affecting 30% of adults in the United States. Despite public health
efforts to combat obesity, it continues to rapidly increase in incidence, along with
obesity-related diseases and health costs. Similarly, stress-related psychiatric
disorders, including depression and anxiety, affect large segments of the