Science and Application of Lifestyle Interventions
Researchers Receive More Than $6 Million to Study Diabetes-Related Cardiovascular Disease
Two grants will fund diabetes-related cardiovascular disease research into potential treatments to improve vascular function. Researchers left to right: Jaume Padilla, PhD; Camila Manrique-Acevedo, MD and Luis Martinez-Lemus, DVM, PhD Over the past two decades, the number of new diabetes cases has almost tripled in the U.S., and 80% of patients with Type 2 diabetes…
Congratulations to NEP Graduate Student Award Winners
Mary Moore won the Graduate School Donald K Anderson Award. This award celebrates the significant impact of graduate student's scholarship on the field of study and exemplifies an extraordinary intellectual accomplishment. Mary also won the HES Distinguished Graduate Research Award. Tom Jurrissen won the Graduate School The Donald K. Anderson Award. This award celebrates the…
Congratulations to our award winning NEP students: Eric Lis Undergraduate Student Outstanding Poster Award at Cardiovascular Research Day Clayton Ivie Undergraduate Student Barbara A Horowitz and John M. Horowitz Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award for his upcoming presentation at EB 2021 Brian Shariffi PhD Student Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award & Martin Frank Diversity Travel Award…
MISSION: The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri is to improve the health of Missourians and the larger population through research, teaching and outreach related to nutrition and physical activity. We strive to be a diverse set of leaders, innovators and educators who promote improved human health through our focus on nutrition and physical activity.
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NEP is now an Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) On Campus location.
EIM is a health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which encourages primary care physicians to include physical activity when designing treatment plans. We will be hosting EIM-OC events on campus twice a year (in May and October). To be learn more about this initiative or to be more involved with these activities contact Dan Smith.
Rebecca Dirkes – Hormonal Regulation of Bone Health: Understandings of Xenoestrogens and Estrogen Receptor-Alpha
Zachary Grunewald – Role of TRAF3IP2 in obesity-associated vascular insulin resistance and dysfunction
Rory Cunningham – The role of hepatocellular eNOS in NAFLD development and hepatic mitochondrial adaptations to exercise
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