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"Olympic Seepers of the Arctic"

A documentary about the amazing physiological adaptations of the hibernating arctic ground squirrel and how understanding these mechanisms may lead to translational application for human health and the treatment of disease, the biomedical research focus for the UA Center for Transformative Research in Metabolism. Jamie Currie, a graduate student in UAF's College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, and his film-making partner Irene Magafan of the World Wildlife Fund, produced this film in collaboration with Eye2Eye Productions. The video features interviews with Dr. Kelly Drew, Director, UA Center of Transformative Research in Metabolism, and Dr. Cory Williams, Assistant Professor of Biology, Colorado State University. This film will be premiered at the upcoming Chesapeake Film Festival in Easton Maryland. The producers plan to submit a longer version of the film to domestic and international film festivals.

"Sci-Friday: Dietary study at University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks participants"

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, a dietary study titled Nutrient Strategies for Metabolic Health and Aging is currently underway. This study is testing the effectiveness of a weight loss and muscle retention dietary supplement, and is looking for participants.

Features Dr. Robert Coker

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"What It’s Like to Be a Nurse During a Pandemic"


Take a journey with our nurses from the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) to the vaccination clinics and find out what it’s like to be a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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"The Benefits of Exercising in Cold Weather - and How to Do it Safely"

This article includes quotes from Dr. Robert Coker, TRiM’s Project PI on nutritional strategies for metabolic health and aging.

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A recent interview conducted with Robert "Trey Coker" by Tyler Freel from Tundra Talk

"In this episode I’m joined by Robert Coker, professor of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry at the University of Alaska and also a passionate outdoorsman. We talk about his background backpack hunting for whitetails in the Appalachians, coming to Alaska, some of his scientific studies, and what he’s learned living and hunting in the last frontier. Enjoy!" - Tyler Freel from Tundra Talk

This story, featuring Dr. Brandon Briggs, UAA Associate Professor and Core Leader for TRiM’s Advanced Instrumentation for Microbiome Studies (AIMS), was originally broadcast on September 17, 2020. Renovation of the AIMS lab was supported with INBRE funds. This story was produced by Anchorage television station KTUU and describes COVID-19 related work being conducted by Dr. Briggs at the UAA AIMS lab.
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