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PhD student shares research at Harvard Medical School

PhD student Ben Kirk was invited to speak about his research at the prestigious Harvard Medical School.

The invitation followed Ben’s presentation at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Conference 2018, where he discussed his PhD findings.

Talking about the event, Ben said: “It was a fantastic experience presenting to such a large audience – more than 1,000 dietitians/clinicians – which is something I had not encountered before. It was also fantastic to be invited to Harvard Medical School.

“I'd like to thank the whole School of Health Sciences, my supervisors Omid Khaiyat and Farzad Amirabdollahain, as well as my fellow PhD student Kate Mooney, who conducted this research with me. I'm just the lucky one who got to disseminate the findings!”

Ben’s conference presentation focused on muscle, protein, exercise and health ageing, which forms the basis of his research on nutrition, exercise and aging. As well as running a registered clinical trial to prevent sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and function) in older populations, Ben has a keen interest in the interaction between exercise modalities and dietary-protein feeding, and their influence on skeletal muscle health.

Published on 26/05/2019