Two University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and office of energetics researchers have been selected to participate in national leadership programs.
Postdoctoral fellow Dr. TaShauna U. Goldsby has been accepted into the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2015-2016 Leadership & Diversity Training Program (LDTP). ACSM promotes diverse and inclusive participation within the fields of exercise science and sports medicine, and LDTP seeks to mentor and retain minority members. As an LDTP participant, Dr. Goldsby will be attending the 62nd Annual Meeting, 6th World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, and Word Congress on the Basic Science of Exercise Fatigue—the most comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science conference in the world — to be held May 26-30 in San Diego. This is Dr. Goldsby’s fourth time being accepted in to the program.
Dr. Goldsby’s major research projects are focused on factors that influence exercise adherence and adoption, as well as exercise training interventions designed to address metabolic differences between African Americans and European Americans.
Scientist Dr. Andrew W. Brown has been accepted to the Dannon Institute’s 2015 Nutrition Leadership Institute, which is committed to developing leadership in nutritional sciences and promoting excellence in research. The intensive training program—to be held June 6-11, 2015, in Queenstown, Maryland—equips outstanding nutritional scientists early in their careers with the skills and perspective required to achieve their full professional potential. For example,Dr. Brown and fellow participants will learn how to identify and strengthen traits that produce successful leaders, as well as how to set effective personal and career goals.
Dr. Brown is currently investigating the fidelity of the reporting of obesity-related scientific literature, in addition to the strength of scientific research supporting common suggestions for affecting weight loss, weight maintenance, or the prevention of obesity.