News & Events
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."
Fall 2018 NEP Seminar Series
Posted: Aug. 15, 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Sep. 4||Booth Lectureship
Laurie Goodyear, PhD
Joslin Diabetes Center
|Exercise: New molecular discoveries mediating the beneficial effects on health|
|Sep. 13||Danielle Reed, PhD
Monell Chemical Senses Center
|Bitter and sweet taste genetics: Mice and man|
|Sep. 20||Paige Geiger, PhD
KU Medical Center
|Heat shock proteins in the prevention of metabolic disease|
|Sep 27||Marc Kaufman, PhD
Penn State University
|The exercise pressor reflex in health and simulated peripheral artery disease|
|Oct 4||Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, PhD
North Carolina State University
|Translating research for federal food and nutrition policy|
|Oct. 11||Allison Sylvetsky Meni, PhD
George Washington University
|Low-calorie sweeteners: Consumption trends and metabolic effects|
|Oct. 18||Joe Brozinick, PhD
|The underappreciated role of skeletal muscle in metabolic dysfunction|
|Oct. 25||Lisa Cooper Hudgins, MD
The Rogosin Institute/Weill
Cornell College of Medicine
|Dietary carbohydrate and de novo lipogenesis|
|Nov. 1||Ginny Brooks, PhD
Oregon Health Science University
|Obesity increases sympathetic nerve activity: Sex matters|
|Nov. 8||Gary Van Guilder, PhD
South Dakota State University
|Lactate and Cardioprotection: A forgotten missing link?|
|Nov. 15||Health Science Research Day and Obesity Week - No Seminar|
|Nov. 22||Thanksgiving - No Seminar|
|Nov. 29||Lorrene Ritchie, RD, PhD
University of California
|Childcare nutrition in California: Conducting research to inform policy|
|Dec. 6||Matthew Steinhauser, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
|New insights into the dynamics of postnatal adipogenesis: Implications for systemic insulin resistance|
|Dec. 13||Final Exams - No Seminar|
Dr. Hinton & Dr. Vieira-Potter in the News
Posted: Aug. 9, 2018
Dr. Pam Hinton and Dr. Victoria Vieira-Potter's research soy diets and their increase to women’s bone strength has been featured on over 99 media outlets, including Newsweek. Drs. Hinton and Vieira-Potter discovered through a new animal study that soy protein found in food might counter the negative effects of menopause on bone and metabolic health. Moreover, they believe that soy protein might also have positive impacts on bone strength for women who have not yet reached menopause. "The findings suggest that all women might see improved bone strength by adding some soy-based whole foods, such as tofu and soy milk, to their diet," said Pamela Hinton.
Dr. Pam Hinton
Dr. Victoria Vieira-Potter
Dr. Elizabeth Parks in the News
Posted: Jul. 18, 2018
Dr. Elizabeth Parks' research on low-carb diets and their effect on blood flow in men and women was recently featured in MU Health Today. Dr. Parks found that while men lose more weight on low-carb diets, women show greater improvement in artery flexibility. This study is the first to show that low-carb diets can improve blood flow in as little as four weeks.
NEP Students Receive Accolades
Posted: Jul. 16, 2018
Dain Jacob, a senior Nutrition and Fitness major, was recently announced as One of Twenty-Four Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (UGSRF) recipients by The American Physiological Society (APS). Dain is mentored by Dr. Jacqueline Limberg. Fellowship recipients spend the summer in the laboratory of an established scientist and APS member. The UGSRF program recruits undergraduate students from the U.S. and abroad.
Elizabeth Ott, a 2nd year Exercise Physiology Masters Student was recently named one of two masters’ level research grant recipients for 2018 by The Central States Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Elizabeth is also mentored by Dr. Jacqueline Limberg.
NEP Graduate Student Receives Mars. Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship
Posted: Jun. 7, 2018
Congratulations to Majid Mufaqam Syed Abdul on receiving the Mars. Inc. Predoctoral Fellowship from the American Society for Nutrition.
2018 HES Award Winners
Posted: May 3, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 College of Human Environmental Sciences award winners: Dr. Catherine Peterson, Professor Dan Smith, and Laura Franklin. Each awardee is pictured below with Dean Sandy Rikoon.
Dr. Catherine Peterson
Distinguished Faculty Service Awardee
Professor Dan Smith
Distinguished Teaching Awardee
Distinguished Staff Awardee
Dr. Padilla Wins Inaugural AJP-Heart and Circulatory Physiology Article Impact Award
Posted: Feb. 16, 2018
Congratulations to Dr. Jaume Padilla, assistant professor at NEP, for winning the inaugural American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology Article Impact Award 2017. The award is based on Dr. Padilla's article entitled, "Prolonged sitting-induced leg endothelial dysfunction is prevented by fidgeting," which was published in July 2016. Congratulations on this well-deserved accolade! The award will be announced at the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section Banquet at the Experimental Biology Meeting 2018 in San Diego, CA.
Caroline Pruente Awarded the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship
Posted: Dec. 18, 2017
Caroline Pruente, MU student enrolled in the NEP Coordinated Program in Dietetics, was awarded the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year in the amount of $1000 from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. Pruente is pursuing a career in nutrition and dietetics and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to accelerating improvements in global health and well-being through food and nutrition. Congratulations Caroline for this great achievement!
NEP Dietetics Student Featured on Mizzou News
Posted: Dec. 6, 2017
NEP dietetics student, Ramiro Arreola, was recently featured on Mizzou News in an article entitled, "Against All Odds: California Student Overcomes a Tough Upbringing to Study Dietetics at Mizzou."
Ramiro (right) has thrived while at Mizzou, earning a near perfect GPA. Here he is pictured with Chris Hardin, chair and professor of nutrition and exercise physiology (left).