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December 14, 2017   COLUMNS CONTRIBUTORS

Julianne Wyrick

Graduate research assistant

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Articles by Julianne Wyrick

Jul. 28 2014

Child’s play

When Caree Cotwright was in kindergarten, she was asked to return to her Atlanta preschool to give a graduation speech. At 5, it was Cotwright's first experience on stage. Ever since, she has loved all forms of the arts—from church plays to dance. It's no surprise then that while studying nutrition in graduate school at UGA, Cotwright wrote a rap song and a play to teach African-American elementary school students about healthy eating and exercise.

Apr. 14 2014

New faculty join effort to address Georgia’s obesity epidemic

Feeding has long been recognized as an easy way to calm a crying baby. But now, experts say feeding a baby who isn't hungry actually may be harmful in the long run.

Mar. 24 2014

Geneticist studying role hormones may play in obesity-related ailments

Scientists know people's genes can affect whether they become obese. But the flipside also appears to be true-being obese may affect the way a person's genes function. UGA geneticist Richard Meagher thinks these changes may make obese people prone to other diseases.

Mar. 17 2014

Professor explores how to use a type of fat for weight loss

It may sound counterintuitive, but one way to lose weight may be to gain fat, according to Hang Yin, who recently was hired as an assistant professor in UGA's Center for Molecular Medicine and the department of biochemistry and molecular biology in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Feb. 24 2014

Watch Spot shed (pounds)

Too much food and too little exercise can lead to obesity in humans—and their pets. Fortunately, understanding how to keep pets at a healthy weight may help humans get fit as well.

Feb. 3 2014

Faculty member studies relationship between obesity, taste organs

Most people don't give much thought to the 10,000 taste buds on their tongue when they choose a chocolate chip cookie over an apple. UGA's Hongxiang Liu thinks about these tiny sensory organs nearly every day. 

Nov. 18 2013

Healthy eating: Freshmen learn about food choices

Freshmen India Milling and Holly Ebbets hunched over a list of menu items from Chili's restaurant, searching for the dishes with the most calories. 

Apr. 29 2013

Psychology student wins People’s Choice Award at conference

Psychology graduate student Brian Stone received the People's Choice Award for his presentation at the UGA Graduate Student Association's Interdisciplinary Research Conference on April 12.

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