January 2013 ‘Metabolic Control of Inflammation and Immunity’ meeting

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Congratulations to Amy R. Johnson, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Liza Makowski, for being chosen to receive a Keystone Symposia Scholarship to attend the Jan. 2013 meeting ‘Metabolic Control of Inflammation and Immunity’ in Colorado.

Amy R. Johnson win postdoc chalk talk competition

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Congratulations to Amy R. Johnson, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Liza Makowski for winning the postdoc chalk talk competition focusing on her project “The Role of Substrate Metabolism and Macrophage Activation in Obesity” in September at the South East Lipid Research Conference. Dr. Johnson also presented a poster and an invited lecture entitled “Manipulation of macrophage metabolism alters inflammatory status.”

North Carolina Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetics Student Award

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Jillian Hamilton received the North Carolina Dietetic Association’s Outstanding Dietetics Student Award for 2012.  She was honored at the NCDA Awards & Recognition Lunch at the NCDA Annual Meeting on April 15th, 2012. Congratulations, Jillian!

American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Graduate Student Research Awards competition

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Yuanyuan Qin, doctoral candidate, is one of 12 finalists selected for the  American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Graduate Student Research Awards competition at the 2012 Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego April 2012. She will participate in an oral competition for a chance to win a cash prize and will present a poster. She has been awarded funds to cover travel costs to attend the meeting. Congratulations, Yuanyuan!

Joseph Edozien Outstanding Undergraduate Award

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Gina Sacks, BSPH candidate, was selected by the Dept of Nutrition to receive the Joseph Edozien Outstanding Undergraduate Award. Congratulations Gina!

Cafeteria Diet paper news!

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Makowski’s Cafeteria Diet paper was the #5 out of top 10 news stories read in the Gillings School of Global Public Health News. It was the #1 read scientific article. Go lab!

http://www.sph.unc.edu/schoolwide_news/top_10_in_2011_the_years_most_read_news_stories_21345_8289.html

Congratulations Yuanyuan Qin

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Yuanyuan Qin has been invited to present her work and received a travel award to present her abstract, “Adipose Inflammation Induced by Acute Alcohol Exposure and Burn Trauma” at the Alcohol and Inflammation Research Interest Group (AIRIG) annual meeting in Chicago in November 2011.

Congratulations to Dr. Brante Sampey

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Congratulations to our postdoctoral fellow Dr. Brante Sampey on accepting a great position at Metabolon, Inc. Best of luck! You will be missed.

Liza speaks at the NC Research Campus’ Appetite for Life Series- watch the video

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Obesity and Diabetes: Recent Advancements Reveal There’s More to the StoryTuesday, March 8, 2011

http://www.ncresearchcampus.net/media-center/obesity-and-diabetes.aspx

 

Cafeteria Diet study made the cover of Obesity!

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Obesity Journal

http://www.nature.com/oby/journal/v19/n6/full/oby201118a.html