Dr. Katherine Chauncey, Professor in Family Medicine, TTUHSC, recently received a
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant to expand the West
Texas Cancer Survivors Network. The role of obesity in cancer recurrence will be investigated.
Monique Lemieux, a doctoral student in Nutritional Sciences (Mentor: Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa),
received a poster award given to best six posters by the Basic Science Section of
The Obesity Society (TOS). The award was presented during TOS meeting held in Atlanta
during Obesity Week in November 2013. Monique’s presentation was on the role of the
adipocyte angiotensinogen in inflammation and insulin resistance using genetically
engineered mice and cultured adipocytes
Hui Chang, a doctoral Student in Nutritional Sciences (Mentor: Dr. Jamie Cooper) received
the second Prize in 2013 American Institute for Cancer Research Abstract Competition.
The award was presented by the TOS Obesity & Cancer Section during Obesity Week held
in Atlanta in November 2013. Hui’s presentation was about validation of the Body Adiposity
Index (BAI) as a Predictor of Percent Body Fat in Older Individuals.
Dr. Martin Binks, Associate Professor in Nutritional Sciences was elected to the Obesity
Society Executive Council as TOS Secretary for a 3 year term.
Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Nutritional Sciences Professor was recognized by TOS during
Obesity week meeting in Atlanta in November 2013 for her outstanding service and devotion
to The Obesity Society.