Katarina T. Borer Lectureship in Exercise Endocrinology & Metabolism
Established in 2016, the Katarina T. Borer Lectureship in Exercise Endocrinology & Metabolism promotes interest and scholarship in this rapidly growing field by providing a forum for the presentation of cutting-edge research. The lectureship is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Katarina Borer, professor emerita of Movement Science, and her husband Dr. Paul Wenger.
Borer and Wenger wanted to establish the lectureship as both a tribute to Borer's 40+ years of research in the field of exercise endocrinology and as a mechanism to encourage interest in the specialty. Endocrinology is generally not considered as important as research in the field of metabolism, according to Borer. "Most people focus on metabolism – what happens physiologically when you get fed, when you become diabetic. But, most of metabolism is controlled by hormones," she said. "Hopefully, the lectures will stimulate conversation within the research and medical communities to discuss the effects of exercise and diet on hormones."
2021: Henriette van Praag, PhD
Mechanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Exercise for the Brain
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute
2020: Bente Klarlund Pedersen, MD, MDSC
Exercise as Medicine and the Role of Myokines: A Translational Perspective
Professor, Integrative Medicine
Director, Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism (CIM)
Director, Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS)
Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen
2019: Laurie Goodyear, PhD
Why Moms and Dads Should Exercise: Molecular Discoveries of the Beneficial Effects of Parental Exercise on Offspring Health
Section Head, Joslin Diabetes Center
Harvard Medical School
2018: Mary Jane De Souza, PhD
Is Bone Loss Recovery Possible in Young Exercising Women with Energy Deficiency-Associated Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?
Professor, Kinesiology and Physiology
Director, Women’s Health and Exercise Lab
Penn State University
2017: John P. Kirwan, PhD
Exercise as a Regulator of Endocrine Dysfunction - Type 2 Diabetes
Professor, Molecular Medicine
Director, Metabolic Translational Research Center
Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute
2016: Wendy M. Kohrt, PhD
Exercise and Bone Health: All That It's Cracked Up to Be?
Professor, Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine