In order to foster the development of a new investigator in the field of nutrition or obesity research, the NORC supports a named new investigator, typically for a period of one year. The investigator must meet the criteria of the P/F study program and have an approved P/F project.
For more information, please contact
Stephen Barnes, PhD
Tel: (205) 934-7117
Fax: (205) 934-6944
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
2014-2015 Named New Investigator
|Tapan Mehta, Ph.D. : Assistant professor, Department of Physical Therapy
Title: Have the Advances in Cardiometabolic Treatments Attenuated the Obesity-Mortality Association?
Past Named New Investigator
2013-2014 Named New Investigator
|Peggy Biga, Ph.D. : Assistant professor, Department of Biology
Title: Role of amino acids in the epigenetic regulation of muscle growth in determinate and indeterminate growth paradigms
|Emily Dhurandhar , Ph.D. : Assistant professor, Department of Health Behavior
Title: Subjective Social Status as a Determinant of Fat Accretion in Response to Weight Gain
2012-2013 Named New Investigator
|Paula Chandler-Laney, Ph.D. : Assistant professor, Department of Nutrition Sciences
Title: The use of a jaw motion sensor to objectively measure infant feeding behavior.
2011-2012 Named New Investigator
|Anna Thalacker-Mercer : Assistant professor, Physiology & Biophysics (JHS)
Title: Peptide YY regulation of inflammatory signaling in primary skeletal muscle cells
2010-2011 Named New Investigator
Jong-Eun Kim, PhD:  Research Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering