The Nutrition Department is proud of our faculty, and their ground breaking research. Captured below in "Nutrition Spotlight" is an inside view of the department's research featuring our three divisions and their accomplished faculty.
Nutritional Biochemistry Spotlights
Dr. Drobna's current research interests are focused on the role of nutrition in prevention of cancer, specifically cancer associated with prenatal exposures to occupational or environmental carcinogens.
Liza Makowski, Ph.D. has joined the faculty in the Division of Biochemistry as of January 1, 2010. The Makowski Lab studies metabolism and inflammation of white blood cells called macrophages and how that relates to obesity and cancer.
UNC nutrition research assistant professor Dr. Patricia Sheridan combines neuroscience and nutrition to study how different foods affect the way the brain functions as we age.
Nutrition Epidemiology Spotlights
Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Nutrition, participated in panel discussions about building and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
Amanda Holliday, MS, RD, LDN, clinical assistant professor of nutrition, has been named Outstanding Dietetic Educator by the Durham-Chapel Hill Dietetic Association and the North Carolina Dietetic Association. Congratulations Amanda!
Dr. Carmen Sameul-Hodge's research focus is on behavioral weight loss interventions, weight loss maintenance, clinical and community-based diabetes self-management training interventions among African Americans with type 2 diabetes, and lifestyle interventions using peer counselors (community and church diabetes advisors).
|Last updated November 06, 2013|