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Past Predoctoral Member: Kenneth P Kell

Kenneth P Kell Past Predoctoral Student
Department of Nutrition Sciences
Webb Nutrition Sciences Building
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Kenneth received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-medical Biology (summa cum laude) and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature (summa cum laude) from Samford University in 2007. His research in the sciences focused on the bioengineering of cartilage in vitro, and was carried out with Dr. Derrick Dean's lab at UAB (Materials Sciences & Engineering). Kenneth then went on to receive a Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management through a joint program between MIT and the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 2008. His master's thesis was performed in conjunction with Acciona Energy and evaluated the potential of using wind energy to produce hydrogen fuel for powering vehicles throughout Spain. Immediately after graduation he began working for Schlumberger, a Fortune 500 company, as a business analyst for their North American division, helping to save the company over $25M. In order to integrate his interests in business and economics, the health sciences, and preventive medicine, he enrolled in the Nutrition Sciences Ph.D. program at UAB. He is currently beginning research into the cost effectiveness of various weight loss interventions, as well as the economic and behavioral dynamics of incentives within the grocery store setting.



Oral presentations:

  • Kell KP, Fernandez, JR. “Added Sugars Associated with Diastolic but not Systolic Blood Pressure in Children”. UAB Graduate Student Research Days. February 24, 2012

Poster presentations:

  • Kell KP, Fernandez, JR. “Added Sugars Associated with Diastolic but not Systolic Blood Pressure in Children”. Experimental Biology Conference, American Society of Nutrition subcategory. April 25, 2012
  • "The Socio-political criticisms of Gabriel García Márquez in Los Funerales de la Mamá Grande." Samford Showcase. Spring 2006
  • "Bioengineering of articular cartilage in vitro using several nanofiber scaffolds of varying ratios of types I and II collagen." Samford Showcase. Fall 2006

Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL105349 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Years: 07/01/2011 – 2015
Mentor(s): José Fernandez, Ph.D., Julie Locher, Ph.D., Taraneh Soleymani, MD