P&F Winners

The 2024-2025 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Compton, Stephanie
Feasibility and accuracy of D3-creatine in cancer cachexia compared with dual energy x-ray absorptiometry

Albaugh, Vance
In Vivo Identification of Intestinal Nutrient Sensitive Brain Regions in Human Health and Obesity

Zunica, Elizabeth
The role of hepatic uncoupling protein 2 in metabolic dysfunction-associated hepatocellular carcinoma

Palmer, Clovis
Controlling Diabetes by Modulating Immune Cell Metabolism

The 2023-2024 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Hennigar, Steve
Mediating effects of hepcidin on increased rates of iron deficiency and anemia during prolonged caloric restriction

Spann, Redin A.
Neurodevelopment of hindbrain metabolic circuits in a mouse model of intrauterine growth restriction

Sparks, Joshua
A Pilot Study to Examine Metabolic Flexibility as the Mechanism to Understand High-Fat Diet-Induced alterations to male Epigenetic Markers of Obesity

The 2022-2023 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Elks, Carrie
Functions of ‘Creeping Fat’ in Crohn’s Disease

Rivas, Fatima
Synthesis of prenylated coumaric derived natural products as anti-diabetic agents

Kumar, Avinash
Investigating the Role of Particulate Matter Containing Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in the Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes

The 2021-2022 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Burke, Susan
Defining the role of CD36 in the regulation of pancreatic β-cell function

Flanagan, Emily
An Examination of Brown Adipose Tissue and Energy Expenditure in Infants

Solch, Rebecca
Characterization of a gut microbiota-centered model of mild cognitive impairment

Special 2020-2021 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Allerton, Tim
The Effect of Altered Nitric Oxide Bioavailability on the Interaction of Obesity and Alzheimer’s Disease

Marlatt, Kara
Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Older Adults: A Novel Role for GPLD1?

Gwizdala, Kathryn
Food Intake and Intra-Nasal Insulin for African-American Adults

The 2020-2021 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Singh, Prachi
Metabolic effects of metformin therapy in obstructive sleep apnea

He, Yanlin
Asprosin activates AgRP neurons through SK3 ion channel via sigma-1 receptor

Special 2019-2020 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Marlatt, Kara
The effect of sleep restriction on adipose tissue and skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity

Fearnbach, Nicole
Race differences in post-exercise energy expenditure and substrate oxidation in adolescent girls

The 2019-2020 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Burke, Susan
Does inhibition of Cpt1 activity in pancreatic cells enhance insulin secretion?

Hill, Cristal M.
Dietary protein restriction impacts metabolic health in middle-aged mice

The 2018-2019 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Qualls-Creekmore, Emily
Identification of molecular modulators of stress and feeding in the lateral hypothalamus

Souza, Flavia
Mesenteric Lymphatic Vessel Leak and Metabolic Dysregulation

Fearnbach, Nicole
Validity and Reliability of the Activity Preference Assessment: A Shape Up Kids Ancillary

Special PBRC/LSU HSC-NO Cancer P&F 2017-2018 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Gilmore, Anne
Differential tissue effects of fasting and ketosis in patients endometrial and breast with cancer

Sanchez-Pino, Maria
Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Chronic Inflammation in the Development of Liver Cancer

Effect of carnitine supplementation on liver mitochondria fatty acid processing

Matthew Calamia
Apathy, unintentional weight loss, and cognitive decline late in life

Sangho Yu
Zinc finger and BTB domain containing 16 in cold-adaptive responses

Broskey, Nick
The effect of physical activity on in vivo and in vitro mitochondrial capacity in pregnant women.

White, Ursula
Establishment of the 2H-labeling Protocol to assess in vivo adipose tissue dynamics at PBRC

Warfel, Jaycob
Transcriptome Changes in Skeletal Muscle During HuR Inhibition

The 2015-2016 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Jason Collier
Regulation of Pancreatic Islate ß-cell Growth and Function by the IL-1 Receptor

Carrie Elks
Effects of adipocyte STAT5 deletion on mammary fat pad morphology and mammary gland development and function

The 2013-2014 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

John Apolzan
Effects of varied macronutrient composition on weight loss in obese adolescents

Sangho Yu
Gene profiling of neurons activated by temperature change

Henry Nuss
Breastfeeding duration & pro-inflammatory biomarkers obesity

The 2012-2013 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Robert Noland
Defining the importance of skeletal muscle peroxisomal function in regulating insulin resistance

Shawna Wicks
Identifying anti-obesiogenic myokines in a muscle-specific Cpt1b deficiency model

Stefany Primeaux
Role of hypothalamic QRFP on energy regulation in female rats.

The 2011-2012 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

David McDougal
Nutrient Detection in the Hindbrain

Krisztian Stadler
Mitochondrial lipid overload, renal pathology & oxidative stress in a podocyte specific Cre/Lox mouse model

Anthony Civitarese

Robert Dubin
Obesity & Comorbities

The 2010-2011 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

David McDougal
The Role of Brainstem Astrocytes in the Autonomic Response to Hypoglycemia

Heike Muenzber-Gruening
Leptin and Central Control of Thermoregulation

Krisztian Staddler
Impact of diet restriction on kidney mitochondrial energy balance in obesity.

Shawna Wicks
Novel Role of the Carnitine Shuttle to Control Protein Acetylation and Activity

Eric Plaisance
Effects of GCN2 Kinase on Lipogenic Gene Expression Following Methionine Restriction

The 2009-2010 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Bolormaa Vandanmagsar
Endothelial-mesenchymal transition, adipocyte lineage and obesity

Rea Anunciado-Koza
Determine the effects of targeted inactivation of Slc25a25 on energy metabolism in vitro by comprehensive bioenergetic profiling of mouse embryonic

Michael Salbaum
Embryonic epigenetics in diabetic and obese pregnancies

Mingguan Zheng
The role of Vitamin D in Th2 and Th17 related asthma

The 2008-2009 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Gregory Sutton
The effects of maternal nutrition on clock gene expression in the offspring

Deep Dixit
Role of adipose-resident T cells in regulation of adipose tissue inflammation

Rea Koza
Effects of Slc25a25 deletion on thermogenesis and energy balance

Beth Floyd
Nutritional regulation of PPARgamma in adipocytes by O-lined glycosylation

Tiffany Stewart
Genetics and Binge Eating: A Case-Control Pilot Study

The 2007-2008 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Deep Dixit
Adipose Resident T cells and Regulation of Cellular Immune Responses

Robert Koza
Development of in vitro and in vivo models to study Mest and adipogenesis

Christopher Morrison
Maternal dietary fat independent of obesity predisposes offspring to obesity

The 2006-2007 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Yourka Tchoukalova
Effect of moderate in-utero nutrient restriction on baboon preadipocyte kinetics

Gregory Sutton
Role of maternal nutrition on behavioral and molecular adaptation to feeding

Corby Martin
Validation of innovative methods to measure behavioral phenotypes in free-living

Jong Rim
Nutritional Programming by methyl-donor diet and obesity

The 2005-2006 NORC Pilot & Feasibility Winners

Brenda Richards-Smith
Dietary Fat Avoidance in ACADS Mutant Mice: A new model of Nutrient Sensing?

Ken Eilertsen
Maternal Diet and Epigenetic Programming in utero

Tiffany Stewart
Genetics and Binge Eating: A Case-Control Pilot Study

David York
The Neuroprotective Role of Enterostatin

The PRE Winners

Aaron Adamson
N-truncated PGC-1 Enhances Transcription of PEPCK

Ken Eilertsen
Maternal Diet and Epigenetic Programming in utero

Matt Hulver
Whole-body effects of an up-regulation of stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 in muscle: A transgenic mouse approach

Rob Koza
Epigenetics and variation in diet-induced obesity