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Sadia Moumita Honored During Tap Day Ceremony

Sadia Moumita, a junior nutrition and exercise physiology major, was inducted in the QEBH honorary society during the University of Missouri’s 95th Tap Day ceremony, held Friday, April 29. In a tradition dating back to 1917, small groups of students were selected (or “tapped”) by their peers to join one of MU’s six secret honorary societies. The six societies –…

Senior Spotlight: Quinn McDonald

McDonald will graduate with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology

Quinn McDonald has always considered himself a fitness fanatic and two opportunities sold him on coming to the University of Missouri to further his education. McDonald wanted to study nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP), and he wanted to take advantage of the MU Student Rec Complex, an award-winning facility. He felt both opportunities would allow him to grow in his…

Jackie Limberg on the Board of Directors for the American Autonomic Society

Jackie Limberg, assistant professor in nutrition and exercise physiology, is on the board for the American Autonomic Society (AAS). Limberg is also the chair of the communications committee. AAS was established to bring together individuals from diverse disciplines who share an interest in the structure and function of the autonomic nervous system. The society sponsors annual meetings and provides a…

Elizabeth Parks Named President of the Obesity Society

Elizabeth Parks, professor in nutrition and exercise physiology, was recently named president of the Obesity Society. The Obesity Society is a scientific membership organization dedicated to improving people’s lives by advancing scientific-based understanding of causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of…

One for the Record Books

A Guinness World Record holder, Tyler Lutz is gaining valuable hands-on learning experience through the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program

A multi-sport athlete at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Mo., Tyler Lutz quickly found success as a triple and long jumper on his school’s track and field team. That success turned into a passion for Lutz, as he began precise exercises to maximize his leaping ability. Lutz has continued to perfect his craft as a student at the…

Building a Career in Medicine

Nutrition and exercise physiology degree incorporated all of Mubinah Khaleel's interest areas

Born and raised in Columbia, Mo., Mubinah Khaleel knew that when the time came for her to choose a place to continue her education, the University of Missouri was going to be her top choice. And when it came to choosing a degree, Khaleel wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother and sister, who both studied nutritional sciences,…

Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Students Receive Awards through the American Physiological Society

Brian Shariffi, graduate student in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, received the Martin Frank Diversity Travel Award through the American Physiological Society (APS). This award is designed to broaden participation of those pursuing professional careers in physiological sciences. Specifically, the program provides travel awards to underrepresented diverse groups of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career faculty…

Two Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Students Win Poster Awards

Neil McMillian and Eric Lis were awarded poster awards at the Cardiovascular Research Day hosted by the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. McMillian was awarded the Graduate Student award for his poster titled Increased Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity Hyperinsulinemia: Role of Insulin-simulated Peripheral Vasodilation and the Response of the Arterial Baroreflex. Lis was awarded the undergraduate Student Award for his poster titled…

Preparing Students for Success

Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics has prepared master's student Samantha Tracy for her future career

The accelerated master’s coordinated program in dietetics within the nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) degree program offers students a unique opportunity to earn two degrees in just five years. The program prepares students to become registered dietitian nutritionists (RDN). Students who complete the program come away with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and exercise physiology, with an emphasis in nutrition…

The Bench-Bedside Interface

Finding new strategies to improve vascular health in diabetes

Over the past couple of decades, new diabetes cases have tripled in the U.S., and 80 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes eventually succumb to cardiovascular disease. Jaume Padilla, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (NEP), is working to solve this important problem. Padilla received his PhD in exercise physiology at Indiana University before he…