Memory Game Pilot Study

August 30, 2018 – The Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab at the NRI is undertaking a new pilot study with 12- and 24-month-old children called the Memory Game Pilot Study. In this study the lab seeks to validate the props used in the elicited imitation paradigm, a nonverbal means of assessing recall memory in preverbal children. The props, which have been designed and produced in the Cheatham lab, will be implemented with a group of young children of the same ages in an already-planned, collaborative study with Emory University. Read more.

Leptin’s Role in Cancer Susceptibility

August 30, 2018 – While the link between obesity and breast cancer risk is well known, the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Obesity alters many conditions in cells and within the body, and it is not easy to determine which of these conditions are important to the obesity-cancer link. Consequently, it is very difficult to identify potential therapeutic targets. Read more.

Appetite For Life – Wednesday, September 19, with Delisha Stewart, PhD, “Race, Ethnicity, and Health Disparities”

August 30, 2018 – Scientists at the Nutrition Research Institute are studying the role of genetics in health and wellness. Epidemiology studies have shown that some groups of people are more likely to develop disease, and clinical studies have demonstrated that some individuals are more likely to have a positive response to treatment, or interventions compared to other individuals. A goal of our research is to understand what makes some individuals susceptible to disease, and how we can improve intervention and treatments for more positive outcomes. During this program, you will learn about differences in disease risks that are related to race and ethnicity, factors that are known to contribute to diversity in disease risks, modifiable behaviors that reduce the risks of developing disease, nutritional interventions that have been shown to diminish disease risks, and nutritional interventions that have the potential to improve health outcomes.
Program begins at 6:00 PM at  Restaurant Forty-Six101 West Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Seating is limited.  Come a few minutes early to get a seat, and enjoy light bites, compliments of Restaurant Forty-Six!

  • October 17 – AFL@Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte
  • November 14 – Sandra Mooney, PhD
  • January 16 – Yuan Li, PhD