HNFE roundup

– Brenda Davy was interviewed by Sports Illustrated for the article, “Get Healthy in 2016: Dr. Brenda Davy on how to eat better and lose weight,” the first of a five-part series on how to improve lives by eating, working, and living better.

– Ph.D. student Edoardo Tessaro won the “Survivor Series” pre-qualifying tournament at the Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center. A graduate student and member of the Virginia Tech tennis team, Tessaro beat top-seeded five-star junior Alexandre Rotsaert 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-7) to win a wild card and a chance to play in his first ATP-level tournament.

– Alumni Carol Kahoun (B.S. ’15) was awarded one of three 2016 Weaver-James-Corrigan Awards, an ACC postgraduate scholarship.

– Ph.D. student Sallie Beth Johnson is a co-author to Psychology professor Scott Geller’s book “Applied Psychology: Actively Caring for People.” She contributed a chapter on obesity. “We provided an overview of the obesity epidemic, its complex causes and consequences, and called for an AC4P approach to promoting healthy lifestyles,” said Johnson, who previously took Geller’s graduate course in large-scale applications of behavioral science.

– Ph.D. student Karen Strat was chosen to participate in the second annual Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition, an event that recognizes the highest scoring research presented by students and young investigators at ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016. Her abstract is “Cocoa Increases Postprandial GLP-1 Response in Adults with Impaired Glucose Tolerance.”

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