Our research focuses on bone responses to dietary and physical activity interventions and the links between overweight and bone quality in children.
Skeletal and Cognitive Effects of Nutrition from Eggs (SCENE) Study
We are currently enrolling participants for a nine-month randomized controlled trial examining the effects of protein foods on bone strength and cognition. Participants must be between the ages of 9-13 years. Exclusion criteria include having reached menarche (for females), or having diseases or taking medications known to affect bone health. Participants must not have a known allergy to eggs/egg products, milk/milk products, or gelatin.
Participants will to come to our laboratory on three separate occasions: baseline, 4.5 months, and 9 months. Each testing session will take approximately 2 hours each.
Participants will receive $200 for completing all aspects of the testing sessions [that is, $50 for completion of session 1; $65 for completion of session 2; and $85 for completion of session 3]. Additionally, participants will receive food products that will be consumed at least 10 times per week for the duration of the study.
If you or your child may be interested in participating in this study, please contact our laboratory at 706-542-4918 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation CDR Doctoral Scholarship, 2019, Lauren Coheley
UGA Disability Resource Center Michael E. Merriman Scholarship, 2019, Lauren Coheley
FDN Student Marshal honored at May 2019 FACS Convocation, 2019, LeAnn Haddad
Northeast Georgia Dietetic Association Scholarship, 2019, Lauren Coheley
Board on Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, 2018, Richard Lewis
Current Research Projects
Meet the Staff
Dr. Chip Ogburn, M.S. in FDN, is chief of orthopedic surgery at Athens Orthopedic Clinic. He was in his early 20s, a recent Stanford graduate, working odd jobs and enjoying the view and amenities of the idyllic valley nicknamed Ski Town USA.