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17 Jan 2017    By Brad Stauffer

Study suggests fitness and iron deficiency linked to GPA

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University have found that a student’s fitness level and iron status could be the difference between making an A or a B. In the study based at Penn State, evidence suggested female college students who were fit and had normal iron levels achieved higher GPAs than unfit women who were iron deficient. The difference in grade point average was as much as 0.34—enough to drop or increase a letter grade.

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12 Dec 2016    

Craft receives student leadership and academic award

Renee Craft, a senior in athletic training from Castle Rock, Colorado, has received a 2017 William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award from NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation. The award is presented to exceptional students that work or participate in campus recreation.

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Joel Cramer, associate professor, Nutrition and Health Sciences

09 Dec 2016    

Cramer’s nutritional supplement research published in JAMDA

Joel Cramer, associate professor of nutrition and health sciences, was recently published in JAMDA, the journal of the Society for Post-acute and Long-term Care Medicine (AMDA), for his research with experimental oral nutritional supplements in older adults with mild to moderate sarcopenia. Cramer and his research colleagues partnered with Abbott Nutrition to “determine the intersections between malnutrition and sarcopenia, and to look for new evidence-based care practices to ultimately improve outcomes for vulnerable patients,” Cramer told “Caring for the Ages,” the newspaper of AMDA.

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Mary Willis

23 Nov 2016    By University Communications

Willis named AAAS fellow

Mary Willis, professor of nutrition and health sciences, is one of five University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its application.

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31 Oct 2016    

Jha presents at Corvinus Business School in Hungary

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management in the College of Education and Human Sciences, delivered a presentation at the Corvinus Business School in Budapest, Hungary as part of the school’s Science Café public lecture series. The Oct. 24 event was attended by students and faculty from Corvinus, as well as industry professionals.

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Food Team gets Creative Excellence Award

28 Oct 2016    

Nebraska Extension Food Team honored with Creative Excellence Award

For developing a statewide food website, the Nebraska Extension Food Team has been presented with the Creative Excellence Award from the Joint Council of Extension Professionals and the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Food Team is composed of Extension Nutrition Specialist Lisa Franzen-Castle, from the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, and three Extension Educators.

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Dipra Jha, keynote speaker

08 Sep 2016    

Jha delivers keynote at tourism conference in India

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, recently traveled to India to deliver a keynote presentation at the International Conference on Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation. The event was hosted by Amity University Sept. 2-3 in New Delhi, India and inaugurated by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, India’s Tourism Minister. More than 800 scholars, government officials, students and industry professionals from around the world attended the conference.

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19 Aug 2016    By Brad Stauffer

Perkey vies to protect games, athletes from doping

Finger wagging. Incivility. Accusations of corruption. No it’s not the presidential campaign trail. It’s headlines on doping scandals from the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Away from the fray, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Dennis Perkey, an assistant professor of practice in nutrition and health sciences and an official doping control officer with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, is instructing future athletic trainers. And, if it weren't for a scheduling snafu, Perkey would be part of the international team monitoring Olympic athletes in Rio.

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Zempleni & Adamec

08 Jul 2016    By Scott Schrage | University Communications

Team earns $1.7M grant to study milk-conveyed molecules

UNL researchers Janos Zempleni (left) and Jiri Adamec are leading a $1.7 million project to help chronicle the fantastic voyage that gene-regulating molecules make from cow's milk to the human body.

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02 May 2016    By Brad Stauffer

NHS student earns Gilman scholarship for education abroad

Eliza Brooks, a junior in Nutrition and Health Sciences, is one of 11 undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarship will provide Brooks the opportunity to participate in an education abroad trip to Ethiopia May 23-July 1, sponsored by the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

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