Dr McCrory presents on technologies to assist with eating behavior change
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)
Student Presents Research at UROP Symposium 2022
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.
Dr McCrory quoted in recent Medscape article describing new study on diet and cancer prevention
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.
Senior completes Thesis for Distinction research
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.
Undergraduate Student and Former Graduate Student to Present Research at Nutrition 2022 Live
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.
Undergraduate Student Receives Research Award
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.
Student Presents Research at UROP Symposium 2021
Undergraduate student Sarah Liao (Nutrition/Dietetics '23) presented her research on portion size training and assessment at the Fall 2021 Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Symposium. Sarah was awarded the Student Research Award to conduct this research throughout Summer and Fall 2021. Read more about Sarah and her research on Instagram.
Graduate student collaborator wins poster award
Congratulations to Tonmoy Ghosh, graduate student in McCrory lab collaborator Dr Edward Sazonov’s laboratory at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, for winning a poster presentation award for “Fusion of sensor- and image-based deep neural networks for accurate detection of eating” authored by Ghosh T, Han Y, Raju V, Hossain D, McCrory MA, Boushey CJ, Delp E, Sazonov E, at the NIH Precision Nutrition Workshop, Jan 11-12, 2021 held virtually.
Dr McCrory to present at Global Food+ 2021
Dr. McCrory will presented a 7 minute speed talk on “Meal Timing and Weight Control” at the Global Food+ 2021 virtual conference, Feb 26, 2021, sponsored by Harvard University Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. The virtual conference is free, registration required.
Student Spotlight: Kimberly Siu (’21)
Kimberly Siu (Human Physiology '21) and her mentor Dr. Megan McCrory presented their research on the validity of the AIM wearable sensor in measuring meal timing at the Fall 2019 Boston University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Symposium. Kimberly was awarded the Student Research Award to conduct this research throughout Summer 2019.