Three students working in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology research labs received research awards at this year’s MU School of Medicine Health Sciences Research Day. More than 200 research projects were presented during Health Sciences Research Day highlighting research from MU undergraduate, medical, and nursing students, as well and pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees.
School of Medicine Dean’s Award
Mary Moore, PhD Candidate in Exercise Physiology, won for her study entitled, “The effects of dietary ketone ester to reduce markers of hepatic stellate cell activation.” She is mentored by Scott Rector, PhD, Associate Professor in the the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital.
Category I-Clinical Studies: Undergraduate students and medical students
First place — Alisha Perry, undergraduate student, mentored by Elizabeth Parks, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, won first place for her research project, “Hepatic short chain fatty acid oxidation (SCFA) in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.”
Category II-Clinical Studies: Graduate students, resident physicians and post-doctoral researchers
Third place — Elizabeth Ott, graduate student in Exercise Physiology, mentored by Jacqueline Limberg, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, for the research project, “Role of the carotid body chemoreceptors in blood flow and blood pressure regulation in type II diabetes.”