In January 2018, the third annual Redstone Center Pilot Program grants were awarded to Kate Applebaum, Amira Roess, and Allison Sylvetsky Meni. Along with the award, the investigators became Redstone Fellows. The Pilot Program selections support and promote the work of early-career investigators and provide pilot data for applications to NIH and other funding sources. The new Redstone fellows' pilots are listed below:
- Kate Applebaum, Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health: "Measuring physical activity in workers at risk of Mesoamerican nephropathy."
- Amira Roess, Assistant Professor, Global Health: "Effect of exclusive breastfeeding on the nasal and gut microbiome in minority infants."
- Allison Sylvetsky Meni, Assistant Professor, Exercise and Nutrition Science: "Associations between low-calorie sweeteners, diet quality, and metabolic risk in adolescents with diabetes."