Auriel Willette receives annual installment from the NIH Institute on Aging for memory research

June 28, 2019

Auriel Willette, assistant professor in food science and human nutrition, received a grant of $243,137 from the NIH Institute on Aging to continue funding for a five-year project, officially set to continue until December 2020. The total amount of the grant is $881,730. The grant will fund a proof-of-concept clinical trial looking at the effects of intermittent calorie restriction on older adults with mild memory problems. Willette’s research will focus on whether weight loss in overweight to obese participants will raise insulin sensitivity and translate into improved brain function and memory.

Contact Details:

Name: Auriel Willette
Phone: 515-294-3110
Department: in food science and human nutrition