Undergraduate student Sorochi Anyiabe (Sargent ’25, B.S. Health Sciences) presented her research on the timing of eating in urban and rural households in Ghana at the Fall 2023 Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Symposium. Sorochi was awarded the Student Research Award to conduct this research throughout the summer and Fall 2023.
Congratulations to Tianran Ye (Sargent ’26, M.S./DPD/DI) and Yunkeli Lin (Sargent ’24, B.S. Nutrition/Dietetics) who each presented posters on their research with Dr McCrory at Nutrition 2023 in Boston, MA in July. Ms. Ye presented the results of her study on energy intake variation on weekdays and weekends, and Ms. Lin presented her findings on relationships of fruit and vegetable intake with serum and red blood cell carotenoids.
Dr McCrory Presents Collaborative Work at international meetings held in Ireland and Boston in Summer 2023
In summer 2023, Dr McCrory presented some of her collaborative research at the International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM) 2023 in Limerick, Ireland, and at Nutrition 2023 in in Boston, MA. At ICDAM, she presented research on different dietary assessment methodologies to measure meal timing as well as participant experiences in Ghana wearing the Automatic Ingestion Monitor-2 (AIM-2), a wearable camera. At Nutrition 2023, she presented on the dietary assessment protocol used in the Nutrition for Precision Health Study, as part of the “Methodological Approaches in Nutritional Epidemiology” Mini-symposium.
Dr McCrory Presents at Novel Dietary Assessment Methods Colloquium at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Dr McCrory presented on her recent collaborative work on objectively assessing dietary intake and screen time as part of the Novel Dietary Assessment Methods Colloquium at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Manoa, in Honolulu, Hawai’i. The colloquium was held on June 8, 2023. The title of her talk was “Dietary and Screen Time Assessment with the Automatic Ingestion Monitor”.
Dr McCrory presented on technologies to assist with eating behavior change entitled, “Just tell me what to eat and I’ll do it this time: Moving from diet to durable lifestyle change” at "Diabetes and Obesity: Patient-Centered Management - Caring for the Whole Patient" January 25-27, 2023, a continuing education course organized and LIVESTREAMED by Harvard Medical School. Diabetes and Obesity: Patient-centered Management “Caring for the Whole Patient” - Overview | Continuing Education Catalog (harvard.edu)
Undergraduate student Yunkeli Lin (Nutrition/Dietetics ’24) presented her research on the relationships of fruit and vegetable intake with serum and red blood cell carotenoids at the Fall 2022 Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Symposium. Yunkeli was awarded the Student Research Award to conduct this research throughout Summer and Fall 2022.
In an online story for Medscape Medical News, Dr McCrory provides comment on a new study about the plant-based diets and cancer prevention in over 65,000 postmenopausal women. The article reads, “ “The study by Shah and co-workers underscores the importance of considering more global aspects of the diet rather than single components when examining relationships between diet and health," said Megan McCrory, PhD, research associate professor of nutrition at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. "As the study illustrates, plant-based diets as a whole are not always healthy and may also contain less desirable nutrients and foods." " For Cancer Prevention, Not All Plant-Based Diets Are Equal (medscape.com) Published online Jun 14, 2022.
Congratulations to Tianran Ye for completing her Senior Thesis for Distinction research with Dr McCrory, “Energy Intake Variation on Weekdays vs Weekends in a Sample of Healthy, Non-Smoking Adults” in May 2022! Her next steps will be to submit the research to a scholarly journal for publication, and in the fall she will be starting the MS/DPD/DI program in the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University.
Congratulations to Sarah Liao (Sargent ’23, B.S. Nutrition/Dietetics) and Ellie Wei (Boston University School of Medicine ’20, M.S. Nutrition & Metabolism, Graduate Medical Science) whose abstract submissions on their research with Dr. McCrory to Nutrition 2022 Live were accepted. In June 2022, Ms. Liao will be presenting the results of her study on the effects of portion size training on the accuracy of portion size assessment by healthy adults, and Ms. Wei will be presenting her findings on hunger relationships with meal timing in healthy adults. Nutrition 2022 Live is the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition.
Congratulations to Yunkeli Lin (SAR ’24, B.S. Nutrition/Dietetics) for being awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award to conduct research with Dr. McCrory in Summer 2022. Ms. Lin will be studying the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and serum carotenoids. Ms. Lin has been volunteering as a research assistant in the Eating Patterns and Metabolism Lab since Fall 2021.