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NORC scientists take top honors at 2013 Postdoctoral Research Day

February, 27, 2013

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition & Obesity Research Center (NORC) scientists placed first, second, and third with T32DK062710-funded abstracts for which NORC Director David B. Allison, PhD, is principle investigator in Session Two of the annual Postdoctoral Research Day competition hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Education and the UAB Postdoctoral Association.
UAB faculty and Southern Research Institute (SRI) scientists judged 60 abstracts presented over six sessions and scored on clarity, the significance of the research, and the scientific approach to the problem.


Ceren Yarar, Ph.D.

1st PlaceCeren Yarar, PT, PhD; Department of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology

Title: Effects of Contractile Activity on Skeletal Muscle Glucose Uptake Signaling in Spinal Cord-Injured vs. Able-Bodied Individuals (co-authors C. Scott Bickel, PhD; Samuel T. Windham, MD; and Marcas M. Bamman, PhD)

2nd PlaceAndrew W. Brown, PhD; Office of Energetics

Title: Sound Advice or Biased Reporting? Breakfast as a Strategy to Reduce or Prevent Obesity or Weight Gain (co-authors Michelle M. Bohan Brown, PhD, and David B. Allison, PhD)

3rd PlaceMichelle M. Bohan Brown, PhD; Department of Nutrition Sciences

Title: Gene and Nutrient Interaction in Obesity: Trans Fatty Acid and Genetic Risk Score Interaction in a Multiethnic Sample of Children (co-authors Maricela Rodriguez-Cruz, PhD, and Jose R. Fernandez, PhD)