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Corporate Advisory Board

"We benefit from a comprehensive campus - a university with agriculture, medical, and nutrition programs. This is MU at its best." - Chris Hardin, Department Chair


The University of Missouri Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology’s Corporate Advisory Board serves as a forum for industry leaders and department faculty, students, and staff to develop prevention and treatment strategies with the goal of improving human health and well-being through nutrition and exercise.

Areas of Investigation

  • How does the timing of exercise influence fasting glucose levels?
  • Does eating breakfast on a regular basis aid in weight loss?
  • How do physical inactivity or fidgeting influence vascular function?
  • Can particular foods help with blood glucose control?


  • Foster collaboration among board members and NEP faculty and students
  • Exchange research ideas and ongoing research developments
  • Update faculty and students regarding industry trends
  • Provide close interaction among board members and students
  • Develop a student fellowship program to support MS and PhD student research

Benefits of Membership

  • Participation in meetings on the Mizzou campus each Fall
  • Interactions with industry peers to identify pressing issues in human health
  • Enhanced research connections within the board and the department
  • Opportunities to provide insights and support to curriculum
  • Publications from departmental research