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Sweatt recognized by ASN with place on leadership team and travel award

June 16, 2015

Sarah Katherine Sweatt, trainee in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and PhD student in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, was recently named Student Representative for the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Energy and Macronutrient Metabolism (EMM) Research Interest Section (RIS) leadership team. This RIS “encompasses research concerned with cellular, tissue, organ, and whole body metabolism and the integration and regulation of metabolism in vivo, under normal healthy and various pathophysiological chronic disease conditions,” as well as covering “basic and applied research on the influence of macronutrients and dietary supplements on metabolism, human performance, and body composition.”

Additionally, Ms. Sweatt was selected for an EMM RIS Travel Award to EB 2015—giving her the opportunity to represent UAB at this annual multidisciplinary meeting while experiencing lectures, workshops, career services, and exhibits—which was held in Boston from March 28 to April 1, 2015.

Ms. Sweatt’s research interests include macronutrient energy metabolism, ethnic disparities in the etiology of chronic metabolic disease, and physical activity and exercise physiology.