Mindy P. Maziarz(nutrition & food sciences, Houston) andAlexis Ortiz(physical therapy, Houston) were awarded a $137,000 grant from theAlliance for Potato Research and Educationfor their study to determine the resistant starch content of potatoes using different types of cooking methods and serving temperatures. A secondary goal of the project is to examine the acute impact of resistant starch in these potatoes on glucose homeostasis, satiety peptides, subjective satiety and subsequent energy intake in overweight females.
Texas Woman's University has beenawarded $388,015from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program to establish and maintain clinical rotation sites in underserved communities for physical therapy and other health sciences students.
Delaina Walker-Batson (communication sciences & disorders) has been awarded $25,000 from Charlene Marsh for her project, "Pilot Study tDCS in Primary Progressive Aphasia."
Nancy DiMarco and Shane Broughton (nutrition & food sciences) are comparing the effect of protein isolated from chicken against whey protein or carbohydrate-based diets to determine how amino acids from the protein are taken up into the body, how glucose is used and how the body's immune response reacts within three hours. This research is funded by a $34,000 grant from International Dehydrated Foods. The study's findings may help individuals trying to build muscle, those with glucose use issues, and, potentially, those with obesity or autoimmune disorders.