Congratulations to the 2023 Esther & Del Grosser Scholarship Winner- Leila Khalili

Leila Khalili
March 30, 2023

Neil Charness, Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Successful Longevity, announced yesterday that Leila Khalili, Ph.D. student in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, has been awarded the 2023 Institute for Successful Longevity’s Esther & Del Grosser Scholarship.

The scholarship provides $1,000 in support of student research.

The scholarship supports Khalili and her future research on mechanisms involved in aging-related cardiovascular disease (CVD), primarily with a focus on atherosclerosis and developing nutritional interventions to alleviate the progression of the diseases of the cardiovascular system.

Khalili is working with Gloria Salazar, Ph.D., a Hazel K Stiebeling Associate Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology in the College of Health and Human Sciences. Khalili’s future work as a research assistant focuses on nutritional interventions that will hopefully lead to discoveries that can impact patients by reducing the progression of CVD. During her PhD, she plans to build upon her previous work by continuing to research dietary interventions in CVD and focusing on the microbiome.

The Institute for Successful Longevity is pleased to honor Khalili with the Esther & Del Grosser Scholarship. Congratulations Leila Khalili!