heidi silver Archives
Study finds that reducing intake of simple sugars improves GERD
Oct. 6, 2022—A Vanderbilt study found that reducing dietary carbohydrates improved both symptoms and objective measurements of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in a randomized controlled trial.
Silver appointed to national committee assessing human requirements for energy intake and expenditure
Dec. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt's Heidi Silver, PhD, RDN, MS, has been appointed to an ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to assess the human requirements for energy intake and expenditure.
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors Silver
May. 21, 2020—Heidi Silver, RDN, MS, PhD, an internationally known registered dietitian and nutrition scientist at VUMC, is the recipient of the 2020 Excellence in Research Practice Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Initiative seeks to address malnutrition among adult patients
Feb. 22, 2018—It is estimated that nearly one out of five pediatric patients and one of three adult patients age 60 and older are malnourished and will experience a decline in their nutritional status during their hospital stay.
VUMC joins cutting-edge obesity research network
Mar. 16, 2017—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of four centers receiving a $15 million, four-year research award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide cutting-edge research on obesity as part of its sixth Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN).
VUMC to be site for national malnutrition study
May. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the test site for a nationwide initiative to address the longstanding problem of malnutrition in hospital patients.
Glucose control study gives patients new path to health
Oct. 24, 2013—The IDIOM study is designed to compare how a diet with moderate caloric restriction, alone or with long-acting insulin, affects areas of the brain’s dopamine system that are involved in food intake, reward and the sense of pleasure people get from eating.
New core to aid research related to nutrition and diet
Mar. 7, 2013—A new research core has been established to help Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators optimize their nutrition- and diet-related study designs, methods, measures, interventions and analysis.
Gene’s impact on ‘good’ cholesterol could affect heart disease risk
Jul. 12, 2012—A genetic variant may help keep an individual’s “good” cholesterol in check.