Kelly Sheppard Selected for Outstanding Research Mentorship Award
June 15, 2016
10 Questions with Grace Millsap
March 2, 2016
This week we continue our series "10 Questions with the Cheatham Lab". Get to know Grace Millsap, a research assistant and former intern in the lab!
10 Questions with Kelly Sheppard
February 19, 2016
This week we continue our series "10 Questions with the Cheatham Lab". Get to know Kelly Sheppard, a graduate student in the lab!
Experimental Biology, 2016
January 29, 2016
Congratulations to two members of the Cheatham Lab on having their abstracts accepted to Experimental Biology 2016.
Dr. Carol L. Cheatham, 2015 recipient of the Stephenson and Lindquist Award
The Stephenson and Lindquist Award is given to UNC Chapel Hill Psychology and Neuroscience faculty members and its purpose is to support the research activities of the faculty. There were a total of six recipients.
Graduate Student Update: Fall, 2015
By Kelly Shepherd
This has been an exciting year for the graduate students in the Cheatham Lab. I gave a talk on the Maze (see the picture to the left) that we’ve been using with children 7 to 12 years old. The maze is a brand new idea that we have been testing as a better measure of planning than some of the other measures that exist.
A fast food experiment
July 28, 2015
Re-posted with permission from Dr. Magryta, Salisbury Pediatric Associates, PA.
The MAZE Study
By Kelly Sheppard
Our new study with 7- to 12-year-olds is so much fun. We call it the MAZE study because we are testing our new game, a maze, where participants have to go from one end of the room to the other end of the room by figuring out which are the correct squares to step on.
By Kelly Sheppard
The Cheatham Lab has a cool new tool for understanding nutrition and cognitive development.
It’s called a near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) system. NIRS offers another way to examine brain activity while people complete various tasks.
This past year, we collaborated with Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) on a project where we hosted two interns to assist with work on the BERRY study. Indhu Gopal, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Health & Human Performance Department selected Erick Velazquillo and A’Tyan Kennedy, upper-level students at JCSU.
Interns Create “Sara Bellum” Kits for Local Elementary Schools
Last year for the NC Science Festival, the Cheatham Lab partnered with Kannapolis Parks and Recreation and the Kannapolis library to showcase children’s musician Roger Day’s newest CD, Why Does Gray Matter? All of the songs were in some way related to the brain.
Thank you and farewell to our toddlers...
By Andrea Armer
We have been diligently working on a follow-up study to the human milk study that was conducted from 2009 to 2011. The original study involved bringing in babies at six months of age to see if the mom’s genotype for the gene that determines how fatty acids are used in the body, affect the baby’s recognition memory abilities.
Dr. C's Corner
I recently completed a lecture tour in Vietnam and Singapore during which I was speaking to health care professionals about the importance of maternal nutrition. I basically was asked to educate them on the nutrients that are important during pregnancy for the proper functioning of the baby’s brain.
It's Official! Congrats Dr. Sheppard!
May 7, 2016
Cheatham Lab in the Community
April 14, 2016
The Cheatham Lab has had the opportunity to participate in several community service activities in the Kannapolis and Concord area.
10 Questions with Christa Turski, Recruiter
April 13, 2016
Get to know Christa Turski, recruiter in the Cheatham lab!
10 Questions with Thomas Jackson, Research Technician
March 16, 2016
Meet the newest member of the Cheatham Lab - even though he's been with us for a year and a half - Thomas Jackson!
Graduate Student Update: Congratulations Dr. Kelly Sheppard!
March 14, 2016
We would like to congratulate one of our graduate students on successfully defending her dissertation in Chapel Hill on Friday, March 11th. Congratulations Dr. Kelly Sheppard!
Find out what's next for Dr. Sheppard.
10 Questions with Grant Canipe, Graduate Student
February 24, 2016
Get to know Concord native and Cheatham Lab graduate student, Grant Canipe.
10 Questions with Dr. Carol L. Cheatham
February 11, 2016
Today is the first ever International Day of Women in Science!
To celebrate, we are kicking off "10 Questions with the Cheatham Lab". Continue reading to get to know Dr. Cheatham a little better!
Graduate Student Update: January, 2016
Congratulations to graduate student Grant Canipe, a 2015 Dashiell Student Travel Award Recipient.
25 graduate students in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience were selected to receive a 2015 Dashiell Student Travel Award.
Dr. C’s Corner: Fall, 2015
Foods The Way Nature Intended
By Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D.
Nutrients do not appear in nature in isolation: there is no such thing as a fruit that contains JUST vitamin C. All foods have several vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This food “matrix” helps vitamins and minerals to be available for the body’s use – a function called bioavailability. We have started thinking about bioavailability with respect to issues scientists have had finding evidence that one nutrient or the other has an effect on development. What if it is not one nutrient or the other, but rather is one food or the other?
B.E.R.R.Y Study Update: Fall 2015
By Grace Millsap
It has been quite the adventure since we screened our first BERRY participant in February of 2012! It was truly an honor to meet each one of you that has volunteered to be a part of this study. Here are a few statistics that we thought were pretty neat:
Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D. presented with National TRIO Achiever’s Award
Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology is one of 13 faculty members at the Nutrition Research Institute. Her research focuses on how nutrition can improve brain function. Specifically, her team studies the importance of nutrients for the development of memory and attention abilities.
You Can Put Your Socks Back on Now
By Dr. Cheatham
Where do I begin to tell you about the things I have learned, the people I have met, and the children I hope I have helped?
Dr. C's Corner
We have funding from the Gates Foundation to work at the Medical Research Council (UK) field station in Keneba with women and children from the West Kiang region of The Gambia, West Africa.