February 02, 2012
Drs. Akilah Dulin Keita and Gordon Fisher, postdoctoral fellows  of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at UAB, received the Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) Sprint 2012 Travel Awards .
Five awards at $500.00 each are given to Postdoctoral Scholars to enhance their professional development. Allowable expenses include travel to national or international scientific meetings for the purpose of giving an oral presentation.
|Akilah Dulin Keita, PhD  will be attending the Society for Research on Adolescence to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada March 8th – 10th. She will be presenting her research entitled "Relationships of race/ethnicity and discrimination with systolic blood pressure" during the Health Disparities in Disadvantaged Adolescents: Exploring the Physiological Pathways of Interpersonal and Environmental Stressors Symposium.|
|Gordon Fisher, PhD  will be traveling to the Southeast American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL from Feb 9-11. He will be presenting his research entitled "Associations between Arterial Elasticity and Markers of Inflammation in Healthy Older Women." He will also be moderating the following session: Metabolism; Nutrition; Environmental Physiology; Fitness/Testing/Assessment.|