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Dr. Rector Receives Bio-Serv Award

Scott RectorCongratulations to NEP Associate Professor Dr. Scott Rector on his 2017 Bio-Serv Award in Experimental Animal Nutrition from the American Society for Nutrition (ASN). The award will be presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in late April in Chicago. This award is given for meritorious research in nutrition accomplished by an investigator within 10 years of postgraduate training. The work recognized must involve the nutrition of experimental animals used as models. The award is supported by Bio-Serv, Inc.


NEP Students Receives Scholarship

Congratulations to NEP student, Daniel Ticona, for receiving the 2017 Campus Dining Services Student Employee of the Year Scholarship. This is a terrific recognition and well-deserved!


NEP Seminar Series Spring 2017 Schedule

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Seminars are held in Acuff Auditorium, School of Medicine on Thursdays from 4:00–5:00pm.

Date Speaker Lecture Title
Jan. 19 Colleen Spees, RD, PhD
Ohio State University
GROWING HOPE: A garden-based intervention improves quality of life and health outcomes in cancer survivors
Jan. 26 Ellen Barbaro
Institute for People, Place and Possibility, Columbia, MO
Community Commons: Improving communities and inspiring change through data, tools and stories
Feb. 2 No seminar
Feb. 9*
220 Gwynn Hall
Mark Pereira, PhD
University of Minnesota
Posture, light physical activity, and chronic diseases: A paradigm shift?
Feb. 16 Hannah Holscher, RD, PhD
University of Illinois
Interplay of diet, the gastrointestinal microbiota, and health and disease
Feb. 23 Greg Graf, PhD
University of Kentucky
Reverse cholesterol transport: Routes & regulations
Mar. 2 Fatiha Nassir, PhD
University of Missouri
Sirtuin 3: A regulator of mitochondrial function and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
Mar. 9 Charles Roberts, PhD
Oregon Health and Science University
Novel aspects of adipose tissue structure and function
Mar. 16 Sue Bodine, PhD
University of California, Davis
Aging and the attenuated response of skeletal muscles to growth signals
Mar. 23 Nutrition & Exercise Research Day
Mar. 30 Spring Break
Apr. 6 Glenn Gaesser, PhD
Arizona State University
Is high-intensity interval exercise training really superior to moderate-intensity continuous training? Lessons learned from multiple rejected hypotheses
Apr. 13 Life Sciences Week
Apr. 20 Justin Rhodes, PhD
University of Illinois
Origins of exercise effects on the brain
Apr. 27 Experimental Biology in Chicago
May 4 Stephanie Chung, MBBS
National Institute of Health
Unraveling the hepatic paradox in African descent populations: Insights from stable isotope studies of glucose and lipid metabolism
May 11 Stuart Phillips, PhD
McMaster University
Exercise and diet-induced changes in body composition and skeletal muscle metabolism

Consumers Adjust Holiday Meals with Healthy Alternatives

Jennifer Bean, NEP Assistant Teaching Professor, was recently featured on KOMU discussing healthy alternatives to holiday meals.

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Dr. Vieira-Potter's Research Receives Media Attention

Dr. Vieira-Potter's research on Deactivation of Brain Receptors in Postmenopausal Women May Lead to Lack of Physical Activity has received national media attention from a variety of media outlets. Findings suggest that menopause can affect women's motivation to stay active.


Dr. Hinton - In the News


Dr. Parks - Noted Researcher in Biomedical Science

Elizabeth ParksDr. Elizabeth Parks was recently highlighted as a noted researcher in biomedical science on the National Institute of Health website's Women Scientists in Action.


Dr. Gable to Serve as Faculty Fellow

Sara GableCongratulations to Dr. Sara Gable who will serve as the new Faculty Fellow in the Office of Research, Graduate Studies and Economic Development. She will begin September 1, 2016. As Faculty Fellow, Dr. Gable will assist with Office of Research programs for internal grants, will work with MU’s broader impacts endeavor (activities, as defined by the National Science Foundation, that can be leveraged by investigators to maximize their research’s reach), and will facilitate committee appointments. Dr. Gable will also work with all faculty members to enhance their research efforts, to seek new funding, to support collaborative opportunities, and to continue to build on what is already in place to secure and strengthen MU’s position in the AAU.


To Keep Obesity at Bay, Exercise May Trump Diet

Victoria Vieira-PotterDr. Vieira-Potter's research on obesity, exercise, and diet is featured on The New York Times Well Blog.


NEP Undergraduate Student Places Third for Resarch Recognition Award

Congratulations to NEP undergraduate student, Sabby Reed, on receiving a 3rd place research recognition award during MU Life Sciences Week for her project entitled "The effects of breakfast consumption and macronutrient content on energy expenditure in overweight, habitual breakfast-skipping adolescents."


Sitting and Endothelial Dysfunction Podcast

Dr. Padilla's research on Endothelial dysfunction following prolonged sitting is mediated by a reduction in shear stress is featured on the American Journal of Physiology's Heart and Circulatory Podcasts.


NEP Graduate Student Participates in Poster Competition

Congratulations to NEP graduate student, Matthew Richards, for being chosen to participate in the second annual Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition. This event recognizes the highest scoring research presented by students and young investigators at the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2016. Matt will present on April 2, 2016 in San Diego, CA.


Prof. Hudson - 2016 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award

LeGreta HudsonCongratulations to Professor Hudson on being chosen as the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Dietetic Educator Award by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Prof. Hudson will be presented with the award at the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors meeting on March 31, 2016 in Memphis, TN.


Dr. Padilla - 2016 New Investigator Award Recipient

Juame PadillaCongratulations to Dr. Padilla on being chosen as the recipient of the 2016 New Investigator Award by the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section. Dr. Padilla was presented with the award at the Experimental Biology meeting on Apr. 4, 2016 in San Diego, CA.


Congratulations Dr. Parks

Elizabeth ParksCongratulations to Dr. Parks on being chosen as the 15th recipient of the Robert Levy Award from the Kinetics and Metabolism Society. This award is given to a scientist who has advanced the understanding of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism using kinetic models (view past recipients). Dr. Parks will be presented this award at the Society's annual meeting in Nashville, TN on May 4, 2016.


Dr. Kanaley - Jefferson Science Fellowship Award Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Kanaley for being chosen as a Jefferson Science Fellowship recipient. The Jefferson Science Fellowship program establishes a new model for engaging the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.


Dr. Jordan D. Metzl Visits NEP

Dr. Jordan D. Metzl is a Sports Medicine Physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, America's premier orthopedic hospital located in New York City. Regularly voted among New York's top sports medicine doctors by New York magazine, Dr. Metzl is the creator of the Ironstrength Workout as well as the author of the bestselling books The Exercise Cure, The Athlete's Book of Remedies and Running Strong.

Dr. Metzl spoke at MU on April 30th, 2015 about Current Trends in Sports Medicine, Fitness and Health: How to Be Your Best Athlete at Any Age. Dr. Metzl spoke as part of the NEP Seminar Series and followed with a book signing at the Life Sciences Center on MU campus. Dr. Metzl also gave grand rounds during his visit and conducted a bootcamp "The Ironstrength Workout" at Carnahan Quad.

Dean Jorgensen and Dr. Metzl

Dr. Metzl signing books

Dr. Metzl conducting Bootcamp