Sweatt Receives NORC 2013 Creativity Award

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), Creativity is a Decision Awards, were announced for 2013. This unique competition allows for submission of the most creative ideas for grant proposals in obesity-related research. The contest was open to Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Faculty & Staff members. The NORC had 25 applicants submit one-page proposals, and nine winners were selected. Sarah Katherine Sweatt of the Department of Nutrition Sciences was one of the recipients.

The selected predoctoral award winners and their proposed projects are:

  • William Neumeier, MS – “Caloric Intake with Heuristics, Exercise, and Weight Stratification (CHEWS)”.
  • Sarah Katherine Sweatt, MS – “Does a eucaloric high fat, low carbohydrate diet improve metabolic outcomes and increase free-living physical activity?”

The NORC leadership developed the idea for this “outside-the-box” contest (see: http://www.norc.uab.edu/opportunities/prize).  This was the third time it was held, and the NORC hopes to continue sponsoring on an annual basis.