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UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research (T32HL105349)

TRAINEES

Fourth Year

  • Matthew Cole Ainsworth, MS (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Health Education and Health Promotion
    Ryals Public Health Building, Room 227
    University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    Office: (205) 492-0100
    E-mail: ainswrth@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: : Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH; Co-Mentors: Dori Pekmezi, PhD
  • Jennifer A. Davis (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics Graduate Program
    Sparks Center, 721
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    E-mail: davis118@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Martin Young, PhD; Co-Mentors: Karen Gamble, PhD; David Allison, PhD

Third Year

  • Rachael Miller Orlandella (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Biology Track
    WTI 301
    1824 6th Ave South
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, AL 35233
    E-mail: rorlande@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Lyse Norian, PhD; Co-Mentors: José Fernández, PhD; Laura Rogers, MD

Second Year

  • Valene Garr Barry (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Department of Nutrition Sciences
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    E-mail: vgarr@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Barbara Gower PhD; Co-Mentors: Courtney Peterson PhD, Olivia Affuso PhD, and Paula Chandler- Laney, PhD
  • Christian E. Behrens Jr. (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Department of Nutrition Sciences
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    E-mail: behrensc@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Jose Fernandez, PhD, Co-Mentors: Gordon Fisher, PhD, and Brenda Bertrand, PhD
  • Makenzie Louise Callahan, MS, RDN (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Department of Nutrition Sciences
    1720 Second Avenue South
    Birmingham, AL 35294
    E-mail: mlc17@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Dr. Timothy Garvey; Co-Mentors: Dr. Paula Chandler-Laney and Dr. Jose Fernandez
  • Shelly R Nason (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    E-mail: shnason@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Julie Locher, PhD; Co-Mentors: Kirk Habegger, PhD and Jose Fernandez, PhD

First Year

  • Brenda Jeng (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    UAB Pre-Doctoral Training in Obesity-Related Research
    Rehabilitation Science
    School of Health Professions Building, 360
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    Office: 205-975-9321
    E-mail: bjeng@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Robert W. Motl, PhD; Co-Mentors: Laura Q. Rogers, MD, MPH & James H. Rimmer, PhD
  • Lindsay E. Pappas, MS, RD, LDN (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    Department of Nutrition Sciences
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    E-mail: lpappas@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Tim R. Nagy, PhD; Co-Mentors: Robert E. Sorge, PhD & T. Mark Beasley, PhD
  • Sarah Tucker (Full Biography)
    Pre-doctoral Fellow
    Department of Nutrition Sciences
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Birmingham, Alabama 35294
    E-mail: stucker5@uab.edu
    • Primary Mentor: Barbara Gower, PhD; Co-Mentors: Jose Fernandez, PhD & Amy Goss, PhD

     

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