January 27, 2017

Associate Professor Kim Stote Awarded Second Fulbright

Associate Professor Kim Stote

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has selected Kim Stote, associate professor and the college’s interim associate dean for health professions, to receive the American Traditional (All Disciplines) Fulbright Scholar Award to Canada.

In making the formal announcement for the 2016 award competition, Michael Hawes, CEO of Fulbright Canada, said, “It is my pleasure to formally announce the results of the 2016 competition for Fulbright Canada scholars and Killam Fellows, and offer my congratulations and best wishes to a truly extraordinary group of men and women. This is a signal honour. They represent the very best of our two great countries.”

Stote is among the less than 30 scholars from across the U.S. chosen to receive the American Traditional Fulbright.

Her second Fulbright award returns her to Canada for the spring of 2017 to continue her research on the effects of diet on health.

“I am honored to receive this Fulbright scholar award,” said Stote. “I am grateful to be able to continue collaborative research with wonderful colleagues from the University of Prince Edward Island. The U.S. Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program. The international and national Fulbright programs make the whole much greater than the sum of the parts and increases mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people in other countries.”

Stote will conduct a human research study at the University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada, from April through June 2017, with UPEI faculty members Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass and Dr. Marva Sweeney-Nixon.

This international research team will be evaluating the health benefits of the bioactive components in the wild blueberry. This will involve the development of a clinical trial that will be conducted to determine the effects of wild blueberry consumption on dietary intake, along with metabolic and hormonal changes in individuals.

American Traditional (All Disciplines) Fulbright Scholar Awards-Canada are granted for one semester and are open to all fields. These awards can be applied at any university, research center, think tank or government agency in Canada.

Stote’s first Fulbright, granted for the 2012-2013 academic year, focused on her project, “The Effect of Berry Consumption in Human Health,” where she first collaborated with colleagues at UPEI.

About Kim Stote

Kim Stote, Ph.D., MPH, RDN, has experience in the primary areas of nutrition science, public health and health research methodology.

An active member of the American Society for Nutrition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Stote’s research interests include evaluating the effects of food components, such as dietary polyphenols, and dietary intake in human health.

She earned a Doctorate of Nutrition Science from the Graduate School of Syracuse University, where she also received the Doctoral Prize for Scholarship and Research.

In addition, she earned her Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health at the University of South Florida. 

She is a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RDN) and completed a dietetic internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Beltsville, Md.

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