News at Medicine - July 2012 - Grad student receives travel grant in national competition

Grad student receives travel grant in national competition
July 31, 2012
Farrell Cahill, a PhD student supervised by Dr. Guang Sun, was awarded a $1,500 Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) travel grant in a national competition. This grant was awarded by the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) within CIHR for top young Canadian graduate students pursuing research in nutrition, metabolism and diabetes.
Utilizing the Complex Diseases in the Newfoundland population: Environment and Genetics (CODING) study and the Newfoundland Overfeeding study, Mr. Cahill investigates the association of endocrine and genetic markers with adiposity and various obesity-related phenotypes in humans. Currently, he is investigating the involvement of gastrointestinal (PYY, PP, and Ghrelin) and adipose tissue derived hormones (Adiponectin) in metabolism and energy regulation. 
Mr. Cahill will be presenting three posters at the 30th Annual Obesity Society Scientific Meeting which will be held from Sept 20-24th in San Antonio, Texas. 
The titles of his posters include: 
  • The Response of Five Functionally Connected Gut Hormones (PP, PYY, CCK, GLP-1 and Ghrelin) to a Short-term Positive Energy Challenge 
  • The Association Between the Body Adiposity Index (BAI) and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors (CRFs) Among Normal-Weight (NW), Overweight (OW), and Obese (OB) Men and Women in the CODING study 
  • Pancreatic Polypeptide (PP) Response to a 7-Day Overfeeding in Young Men