Four from Nutrition Sciences Honored at ENDO 2013

ENDO13 Holly ResuehrThe University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has three current and one former member of the Department of Nutrition Sciences take home major honors at the Endocrine Society’s 95th Annual Meeting and Expo (ENDO 2013).

Barbara Gower, Ph.D., professor, wins an Outstanding Reviewer award. She is one of only 12 at the event to receive this honor.

Holly Resuehr, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow (pictured, right), wins Outstanding Abstract, $500 and a Blue Ribbon for her poster titled “Changes in osteocalcin and insulin sensitivity with weight loss through diet and exercise.”

Amy Goss, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, wins the Presidential Poster Award for her poster titled “Effects of a eucaloric reduced carbohydrate diet on body composition and fat distribution in women with PCOS.”

Amy Ellis, Ph.D., R.D., currently an assistant professor at the University of Alabama, saw the work she completed at UAB with Gower, titled “Supplementation with Arginine, Glutamine and Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate Increases Lean Body Mass and IGF-1 in Healthy Older Adults,” featured in an Endocrine Society news release.

The three awards mark the most received by UAB at the Endocrine Society’s annual event. The ENDO 13 was held June 15-18, 2013, in San Francisco.