Prestigious Award for Howard Research Fellow

Dr Rebecca Power, a Howard Research Fellow at the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland (NRCI), in the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), has been awarded a European fellowship to allow her to continue her research training and career development. She will spend one year at the University of Illinois with Professor Aron Barbey before returning to Waterford to continue her work with Professor John Nolan.

For over five years, the Foundation has funded Rebecca’s research on the role of nutrition in cognitive health. She is the first beneficiary of the MSCA fellowship award from WIT.

Dr Power stated: “The work that I will undertake during the MSCA fellowship will further improve our understanding of the parts of the brain and neural networks that are strengthened by specific foods.

Dr Rebecca Power holding the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Individual Fellowship award

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