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Funding

ACTIVE PROJECTS

Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE), Primary Investigator: “Ingestion of potatoes as a nutritional strategy to improve cycling time-trial performance in endurance trained cyclist”
Awarded: $90,378 USD

BiRimingham­Illinois Partnership for Discovery, EnGagement, and Education (BRIDGE) Seed Grant, C0-PI (with Leigh Breen): “Identifying the human protein turnover signature associated with exercise and inactivity by the use of dynamic proteomics”.
Awarded: $9,000 USD (UIUC); £8500 (UoB)

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Primary-Investigator: “The influence of regular beef consumption and protein density of the diet on training induced gains in muscle strength and performance in healthy adults”.
Awarded: $253,626 USD

Hass Avocado Board, Co-Investigator: “Investigating the Effects of Avocado Intake on Metabolic and Cognitive Health: A Systems Approach”.
Awarded: $887,221 USD


COMPLETED PROJECTS

National Pork Board, Primary-Investigator: “Effect of pork ingestion on postprandial mitochondrial protein synthesis and inflammation in healthy weight, overweight, and obese adults”.
Awarded: $42,348 USD-Completed

Division of Nutritional Sciences 20/20 research program award, Primary Investigator: “Whole egg versus egg white consumption on postprandial protein handling in vivo in humans”
Awarded: $20,000 USD-Completed

Division of Nutritional Sciences Vision 20/20 research program award, Co-Investigator: “The effects of overweight/obesity and acute dietary protein ingestion on muscle stem cell function”.
Awarded: $22,500 USD- Completed

National Pork Board, Primary Investigator: “Postprandial muscle protein synthetic response after high quality pork consumption in lean, overweight, and obese adults”.
Awarded: $135,400 USD-Completed

UIUC Center on Health, Aging, and Disability, Primary Investigator: “Protein ingestion after endurance exercise for muscle mass maintenance and metabolic health”
Awarded: $20,000 USD-Completed

University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Research Grant, Co-Investigator: “Development of intrinsically-labeled egg proteins for the study of human protein metabolism”.
Awarded: $5,000 CAD-Completed

UIUC Research Board, Primary Investigator: “The time-dependent measurement of postprandial muscle protein synthesis rates by the use of doubly labeled milk proteins in humans”
Awarded: $30,000 USD-Completed


Graduate Student Fellowships

Egg Nutrition Center/American Egg Board, Stephan van Vliet, KCH graduate student: “Nutritional strategies to support skeletal muscle mass maintenance with advancing age”
Awarded: $20,000 USD

ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Grant, Joseph Beals, DNS graduate student: “Resistance exercise as a strategy to enhance basal and postprandial muscle protein synthesis in obese adults”
Awarded: $5,000 USD

European Society for clinical nutrition and metabolism (ESPEN), Stephan van Vliet, KCH graduate student: “Protein ingestion as a strategy to enhance muscle protein anabolism in hemodialysis patients”
Awarded: €50,000

ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Grant, Stephan van Vliet, KCH graduate student: “Intrinsically labeled egg protein for the in vivo measurement of human protein metabolism”
Awarded: $5,000 USD-Completed


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