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NORC, Office of Energetics, and SSG scientists take top honors at 2014 Research Day competitions

March 31, 2014

Researchers from UAB’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), the Office of Energetics, and the Section on Statistical Genetics (SSG) distinguished themselves at the recent annual Postdoctoral Research Day (PDRD) and Graduate Student Research Day (GSRD) competitions. Abstracts were scored on clarity, the significance of the research, and the scientific approach to the problem

PDRD Session Three

Andrew  W. Brown, PhD 1st PlaceAndrew W. Brown, PhD; NORC and Office of Energetics
Title: Using Crowdsourcing to Evaluate Published Scientific Literature: Methods and Example (co-author David B. Allison, PhD)


Bertha  Hidalgo, PhD, MPH 3rd Place—Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH; Department of Biostatistics
Title: Epigenome-Wide Association Study of Lipid and Inflammatory Marker to Response Fenofibrate in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drugs and Diet Network Study (co-authors Ryan Irvin, PhD; Stella Aslibekyan, PhD; Jin Sha; Degui Zhi, PhD; Hemant K. Tiwari, PhD; and Donna K. Arnett, PhD)


Edward  Archer, PhD 3rd PlaceEdward Archer, PhD; Office of Energetics
Title: Trends in the Validity of US Nutritional Surveillance: USDA Loss-Adjusted Food Availability Data Series 1971-2010