Jennifer Rehm, MD, Awarded Appointment to the BIRCWH Scholars Program

Jennifer Rehm, MD, was recently awarded an appointment to the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Scholars Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health – Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH-NICHD). Dr. Rehm’s project, “Early Intervention and Prevention of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adolescents and Young Women,” will investigate and compare low carbohydrate/low fructose and standard weight reduction diets in overweight adolescents with regard to hepatic triglyceride content as measured by MR PDFF and changes in metabolic biomarkers, including waist circumference, blood pressure, homeostasis model assessment, lipids, ALT, androgens, and visceral and subcutaneous adiposity and cardiovascular fitness. Additional analysis will compare differences in response to the diets base on gender, race, and ethnicity. Under the leadership of Dr. Gloria Sarto, this program provides Dr. Rehm with 75% protected research time and a research budget of over $15,000/year for 2-5 years.