Aliyah Khan and Thomas Benton’s internships at the NRI helped them to learn how to think critically, how to communicate effectively in the work-world, and also spurred their personal transformations.
Research by Dr. Philip May shows that there’s a connection between maternal drinking during pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Nutrition, body mass and the general health of the mother also are risk factors for FASD in their offspring.
Several faculty members in the Department of Nutrition are looking to accept and mentor new doctoral students. Joining the NRI team is an an exceptional opportunity for students to work at the cutting edge of science in an amazing new facility.
In this issue:
First comprehensive nutrigenetics book published
2013 Appetite for Life highlights
Art contest and N.C. Science Festival
Faculty News and Meet the People Behind the Science: Jody Albright, Research Asst.
Additions to Our Team
Student-led IMPACT Program
When Catawba College transferred state-of-the-art instrumentation to the NRI, it opened the door to expanding research capabilities for NRI scientists and real-life lab experience for Catawba students. The NRI will use the equipment to further its research into how metabolism and nutrition requirements are individualized.