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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.
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)
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)
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)