November 20, 2012
Dr. Alexis C. Frazier-Wood , an assistant professor at the University of Texas School of Public Health and a former postdoctoral trainee in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center  (NORC) and Office of Energetics  has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research. Dr. Frazier-Wood will be presented with her award during the American Heart Association’s 2013 EPI|NPAM (Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism) meeting. The conference is scheduled for March 19-22, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Scott Grundy is a distinguished leader in the metabolic determinants of atherosclerosis. His research interests have included obesity, lipoproteins, genetics, nutrition, lifestyle and pharmacotherapy. He has been active in the development and promulgation of guidelines, consensus statements, expert panel statements and task force summaries, all of which have been instrumental in guiding prevention and treatment efforts for cardiovascular disease.
The Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research recognizes three outstanding abstracts submitted by young investigators to the Spring Meeting of the Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism Council of the American Heart Association. Up to three awards are given for the abstracts achieving the highest average scores of all abstracts submitted in the categories of Diabetes/Metabolic Syndrome, Lipids/Lipoproteins, Metabolism, and Obesity. Acceptable entries for consideration include broad categories of study designs, including human or laboratory-based research, small metabolic studies, small clinical trials, and population-based studies.