News & Events
Upcoming Meetings for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Posted: Sep. 5, 2019
September 23, 2019 (Monday)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
220 Gwynn Hall
Nov. 11, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
220 Gwyn Hall
Application Deadline for 2020
January 8, 2020
MUNCH Chef Finds Lost Love for Running
Posted: Aug. 13, 2019
Kenny Williams was a track star in high school; he even had a full-ride offer to run in college but made the decision to walk away from it all. Kenny is the MUNCH Research Chef in the Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Department. Kenny, after a 20 year hiatus, competed in the Show-Me State Games Track and Field competition, participating in both the 800 and 3000 meter events, and brought home gold medals is both events. Congratulations Kenny!
Fall 2019 NEP Seminar Series
Posted: Aug. 12, 2019
The Department of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology will host a Fall Seminar Series on Thursdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm in Acuff Auditorium, School of Medicine (unless otherwise noted). For more information, contact Ben Sauro at (573) 882-4288 or email@example.com.
|Aug. 20||Booth Lectureship
Karyn Hamilton, PhD
Colorado State University
|Interactions between healthspan - extending interventions: Do two good things always make a better thing?|
|Sep. 5||Kenneth Wright, PhD
University of Colorado
|Impact of circadian and sleep disruptions on metabolic health|
|Sep. 12||Robin Tucker, PhD
Michigan State University
|Sleep more, weigh less? Sleep’s role in body weight and food choice|
|Sep. 19||Craig Emter, PhD
University of Missouri
|Chasing unicorns: Tales of a new HFpEF swine model|
|Sep. 26||Kathleen Keller, PhD
Penn State University
|Characterizing neural and behavioral "signatures" of lab-based overeating in children|
|Oct. 3||Doug Mashek, PhD
University of Minnesota
|Lipids droplets – cellular signaling hubs that integrate nutrition, metabolism and disease etiology|
|Oct. 10||John Kirwin, PhD
Louisiana State University
|Metabolic surgery and type 2 diabetes –RYGB and VSG activate distinct mechanisms of action|
|Oct. 17||Kyla Shea, PhD
|Vitamin K: It’s not just for clotting anymore|
|Oct. 24||Jill Morris, PhD
KU Medical Center
|Energy metabolism and Alzheimer’s Disease|
|Oct. 31||Susan Carlson, PhD
KU Medical Center
|DHA and infant development|
|Nov. 7||Obesity Week||No seminar|
|Nov. 14||G. Will Wong, PhD
|Metabolic Control by CTRP Hormones|
|Nov. 21||Health Sciences Research Day||No seminar|
|Nov. 28||Thanksgiving Break||No seminar|
|Dec. 5||Kimber Stanhope, PhD
University of California, Davis
|Sugar consumption & metabolic disease: Mechanism, evidence & controversy|
MU Graduate School Features NEP Doctoral Student Jillian Barnas
Posted: Apr. 23, 2018
Jillian Barnas, a doctoral candidate in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, is making her case for health and wellness through her research on maternal and childhood health while using exercise and physical activity to help combat the epidemic of childhood obesity. Part of her research also involves understanding the effects of maternal obesity on fetal outcomes and raising the awareness of how maternal obesity directly impacts child development and how maternal exercise may be used to ameliorate any detrimental effects.
Barnas was recently selected to represent Mizzou at the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop also known as CASE that was organized to educate STEM students who are interested in learning about the role of science in policymaking, to introduce them to the federal policymaking process, and to empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. This unique opportunity is one of many that Barnas says have been significant to her time at MU.
Dr. Limberg and Dr. Padilla Awarded Mangel Grant
Apr. 1, 2019
Assistant Professors Dr. Jacqueline Limberg and Dr. Jaume Padilla were awarded one of five $3,000 grants by the Margaret W. Mangel Faculty Research Catalyst Fund for their project titled "Role of sympathetic nerve activity in modulating insulin-stimulated vasodilation." These awards are granted annually to faculty of the College of Human Environmental Sciences as a way to assist with research scholarship/creative activity efforts.
Jacqueline Limberg, PhD
Jaume Padilla, PhD
Dain Jacob to Receive Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award
Posted: Apr. 1, 2019
Dain Jacob, Masters of Science in NEP Candidate, has been selected to receive the Barbara A. Horwitz and John M. Horwitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award from the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando, FL in April 2019. Congratulations Dain!
NEP Graduate Students Place at Cardiovascular Day
Posted: Apr. 1, 2019
During the 26th Annual Cardiovascular Day held on Feb. 26, 2019 at the Reynolds Alumni center Zachary Grunewald, Exercise Physiology Doctoral Candidate, was chosen as the 2nd place Graduate Student Research Poster Winner and Dain Jacob, Masters of Science in NEP Candidate, was chosen as the 3rd place Graduate Student Research Poster winner. Congratulations Zach and Dain!
Pictured are: Jaume Padilla, PhD, Zach Grunewald, Dain Jacob and Jackie Limberg, PhD.
NEP Doctoral Candidates Receive Awards
Posted: Jan. 25, 2019
Elizabeth Ott, Masters of Science in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology Candidate, has been selected to receive the 2019 Environmental and Exercise Physiology (EEP) CANTROL Environmental Systems Research Award at the Business Meeting and Reception for the Environmental and Exercise Physiology section of the American Physiological Society at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, Florida in April 2019.
Jay Porter, Exercise Physiology Doctoral Candidate, has been selected to receive the 2019 Research Recognition Award at the Endocrinology & Metabolism Awards Reception at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, Florida in April 2019.
Congratulations Elizabeth and Jay!
Move More, Sit Less
Posted: Jan. 24, 2019
Dr. Steve Ball, NEP Professor, offers advice to stay on track with New Year's resolutions. Dr. Ball believes new federal guidelines on physical activity could help people move more.
Dr. Padilla is Appointed to AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology Editorial Board
Posted: Dec. 18, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Jaume Padilla on his recent appointment to the AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology Editorial Board. Editorial Board members are selected based on scientific expertise, commitment as reviewers for AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, and recognized stature in the field.
Dr. Steve Ball in the News
Posted: Nov. 6, 2018
Dr. Steve Ball was recently quoted in Wallethub about the biggest mistakes people make when trying to lose weight. Dr. Ball states "the research is clear, weight loss without exercise is temporary. Almost every successful weight loser will gain all, and often more, of the weight back if exercise is not part of the program. Exercise is a key to long-term weight loss maintenance. Unfortunately, most people don’t exercise because it takes commitment and dedication. It is much easier to restrict calories than burn calories on the treadmill. For example, running for 20 minutes might burn around 2-300 calories, the equivalent of a normal sized cookie. In the short term, calorie restriction is very effective. However, without exercise it won’t last. There is no quick fix when it comes to weight loss maintenance."