Nutrition faculty undertake research in a multi-disciplinary manner. In addition to nutrition and dietetics, they have a broad range of backgrounds such as, biochemistry, endocrinology, epidemiology, health promotion, health education, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology.
NDHM faculty members researching the impact of conditions in the clinical setting include:
Patricia Marincic, PhD
Research focus and faculty members researching metabolic conditions associated with obesity:
Undergraduate Research News 2015-16
Departmental Nutrition and Dietetics Research Awards
The Haggard Family Annual Undergraduate Research Award and The Fred and Charlene Kam Endowed Fund for Research Excellence in Nutrition-Dietetics awards deserving undergraduate nutrition students to gain research experience under the supervision of a nutrition faculty mentor. Deadline: Friday February 5, 2016. Click to access announcement and application.
Auburn University Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a competitive program for undergraduate students to receive stipends for engaging in an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Deadline: Friday February 5, 2016. Click here for more information.
Auburn University-CMB Undergraduate Research Scholars
The AU-CMB program sponsors a Summer Research Scholars program to provide talented undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct research during the summer with a CMB faculty member (Drs. Greene, Huggins, Jeganathan, and White). Deadline: Monday March 7, 2016. Click here for more information.
Graduate Research News
Chen Zheng and Yuwen Luo
passed their PhD qualifying exams in Nov 2014.
was awarded a Graduate Extension Assistantship for 2014-2015.
was awarded a NOBIDAN Professional Development Scholarship for 2014 from the National Organization of Blacks in Dietetics and Nutrition (NOBIDAN), a member interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
presented a poster titled “Sugary Water Consumption Leads to Adipose, Liver, and Metabolic Dysfunction in a Western Diet-Induced Model of NAFLD” at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, California – Jun 2014.
presented a poster titled “Resveratrol Protects Proteins Associated with Memory Loss in Obese Diabetic Mice” at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, California – Jun 2014.