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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…

CAFNR Joy of Discovery Seed Grant Program Winners Announced

The first batch of proposals funded by CAFNR’s Joy of Discovery Seed Grant Program has been announced. The Joy of Discovery Seed Grant Program supports nascent, collaborative, multi transdisciplinary research with the goal of developing a competitive proposal for federal funding. The following proposals were selected (listed by the PI, Co-PI/s and title of the project): Antje Heese, David Mendoza-Cozatl…

Sharing New Experiences

Hannah Durbin and her mother, Roseann, are embarking on a new adventure in the nutrition and exercise physiology degree program

This past summer, Hannah Durbin approached her mother, Roseann, with information about a program at the University of Missouri that she was interested in potentially pursuing. Hannah had just earned her bachelor’s degree in event and convention management from Stephens College – and she thought the accelerated master’s coordinated program in dietetics, through the nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) degree…

Ten CAFNR Students Awarded S.T.A.R Recognition

Over the course of the fall semester, these 10 students participated in at least five workshops offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research. In recognition of their efforts to prepare themselves professionally to engage in the process of research and scholarship, they were awarded the S.T.A.R. recognition. The Student Training for Advancing Research program was conceived as a way to…

Dain Jacobs Receives the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Dain Jacob, doctoral student in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has received the prestigious American Heart Associate (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are in a predoctoral or clinical health professional degree training program. Jacob is a doctoral student in the Limberg…

Senior Spotlight: Madysen Kinsler

Kinsler will graduate with a degree in nutrition and exercise physiology

Growing up in a town of less than 2,500 people, Madysen Kinsler briefly considered continuing her education at the University of Missouri. However, with an undergraduate student enrollment of nearly 10 times her hometown, Kinsler didn’t want to feel overwhelmed as a student. Kinsler, who grew up in Elsberry, Mo., settled on Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Mo., instead. Kinsler wasn’t…

Faces of CAFNR: Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Introducing the faculty members from NEP

We asked NEP faculty members to introduce themselves to their CAFNR colleagues! Learn more about our new colleagues in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. Jennifer Bean What is your role/title? I am an associate teaching professor and the director of the Accelerated Master’s Coordinated Program in Dietetics What courses do you teach and/or what is your research focus? | Within the…

Q&A With Emma Baer

Baer is a senior in nutrition and exercise physiology

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in nutrition and exercise physiology, with a focus in human physiology and translational sciences? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? Coming to Mizzou as a pre-med student, I knew I wanted a degree program that would provide me the core knowledge…