Dr. Lisa Troy, assistant professor of nutrition at UMass Amherst and a Family Research Scholar in 2013-14, was selected to participate in the prestigious Butler-Williams Scholars Program for emerging researchers in 2015.
The program, an initiative of the NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), provided a weeklong series of lectures, seminars and small group discussions at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland in late July. The focus was on topics related to aging across the racial/ethnic spectrum, including the biology of aging, genetics and Alzheimer’s disease, and other issues dealing with health, behavior and aging. Additional discussion sessions focused on methodological approaches and policy-based interventions. Approximately thirty scholars and researchers from across the United States are invited to participate each year.Read more