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Dr. Carol Cheatham: “Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan”

November 9, 2015 - The research in Dr. Carol L. Cheatham’s Nutrition and Cognition lab focuses on effects of nutrition on brain development and function throughout the lifespan. In her work, she is exploring the importance of certain nutrients and foods to the development, maintenance, and lifelong integrity of the hippocampus and frontal brain areas.

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May 30, 2015 (Indonesia) - Innovation Wyeth Nutritions for Supporting Children's Intelligence

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Measuring the Impact of Nutrition on Cognitive Development

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April, 2013 - Human brain development begins at conception. However, the influence of nutrition on brain development begins before conception and continues for many years. Dr. Cheatham reviews the most important nutrients for brain development and discusses their cognitive effects. She outlines the rationale for studying the effects of nutrition on two specific cognitive abilities—memory and speed of processing. Dr. Cheatham argues that the importance of nutrition to cognition in general cannot be overstated because memory is central to learning, and speed of processing underlies all cognitive abilities. She also illustrates behavioral and electrophysiological methods of measuring the effects of nutrition on infant memory and speed of processing and states that nutrition researchers should work with developmental cognitive neuroscientists to use these methodologies to determine the effects of nutrition on brain development. Proper nutrition for fetuses, infants, and children can help ensure that children have a chance to achieve their cognitive potential. 

NRI Scientist Joins International Public Education Campaign

Dr. Cheatham was invited to appear as featured speaker with an international public education campaign. The campaign, sponsored by Abbott Nutrition, makers of Similac infant formula, was designed to establish greater awareness of proper nutrition for pregnant women in Vietnam and Singapore.

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Kelly Sheppard Awarded Sigma XI Research Grant

Kelly Sheppard, a graduate student in Developmental Psychology, is the recipient of the Sigma XI Grants-in-Aid of Research Grant.

The Sima XI Grants-in-Aid of Research Program awards grants of up to $1,000 to students from all areas of science and engineering.

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New research emphasizes how critical omega-3 fatty acids can be to the cognitive development and functioning of infants, toddlers and young children.

Carol L. Cheatham, Ph.D., developmental cognitive neuroscientist with the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute at the NC Research Campus, and her team conducted a study comparing the effects of omega-3s versus omega-6s on children seven to nine years of age.

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2014 National TRIO Achiever's Award

On September 9, 2014 at the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 33rd Annual Conference Gala, Dr. Cheatham was bestowed the 2014 National TRIO Achiever’s Award.

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Kannapolis Foundation focused on getting tech into students’ hands

April 19, 2015

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – #PerfectFit was the theme of Friday’s Kannapolis Education Foundation Breakfast at the North Carolina Research Campus.

NCRC scientist Dr. Carol Cheatham showed a series of screen shots taken during a typical day.

“Almost anything I want to do in science and in my business, I can do on an iPad,” Cheatham said.

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Students design toys for development research

November 17, 2010 (Kannapolis) - Students at A.L. Brown High School are putting their engineering skills to work, designing toys for Dr. Carol Cheatham’s cognitive development research...

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Alarm at nutritional shortages in women

November 11, 2011 (HCM City) - Micronutrient deficiency among pregnant women in Viet Nam has reached alarming levels and should be addressed urgently...

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