Monthly Archives: April 2013

First place: Nutritional Epidemiology Postdoc Poster Competition

As a follow up to being announced as one of the finalists for the Nutritional Epidemiology Postdoc research competition at the American Society for Nutrition’s annual meetings during the Experimental Biology meetings, I was named the winner of the poster competition. My work, titled “Sound advice or biased reporting? Breakfast as a strategy to reduce or prevent obesity or weight gain,” was presented at the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section business meeting alongside some fantastic work. The competition received a record number of submissions and I am honored to receive this recognition.Thank you to my co-authors Drs. Michelle M Bohan Brown and David Allison.

David Allison wins Excellence in Mentorship Award

Congratulations to David Allison, Ph.D., and the other winners of the 2013 Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship. Nomination required five letters of support, but we collected 11 letters of support for Dr. Allison , with many others providing verbal support. Click here for more information and for a list of the other winners.

First place: 2013 Public Health Research Day

Public Health Research Day Award

The UAB School of Public Health celebrated Public Health week with activities such as Public Health Research Day. Awards were distributed for the top three posters from faculty, staff, postdocs, and students. I was honored with first place in the postdoctoral category. Congratulations to the other winners!




Finalist in ASN’s Epi RIS research competition

The Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition has named me one of three finalists in the post-doc category of their research competition scheduled at the Experimental Biology Meetings in Boston.

3rd Place in inaugural AlPHA poster competition

Alabama Public Health Association (AlPHA) held their meetings at UAB this April and held inaugural poster session. Having won the post-doctoral division of UAB’s Public Health Research Day on April 2nd, I was invited to present my work on breakfast and obesity at AlPHA’s session on April 4th, and was awarded third place in the poster competition.