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25 Aug 2014    

Zempleni, NHS, awarded NIH grant

UNL has earned an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. A five-year grant from NIH’s Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program will support the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, or NPOD. The COBRE program is funded through the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program, which supports health-related research and fosters faculty development and research infrastructure.

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18 Aug 2014    

Jha assists Nebraska City’s tourism efforts

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of Practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management is helping Nebraska City, Nebraska in its efforts to increase tourism. Birthplace of Arbor Day, Nebraska City is home to several historic landmarks including the Arbor Lodge State Park. It also hosts the popular Apple Jack Festival every September, attracting visitors from Nebraska as well as out of state. Jha was contacted by Nebraska City Tourism & Commerce, Inc. requesting his expertise in lodging development and tourism-related events.

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02 May 2014    

Hamouz receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Nebraska Restaurant Association

Fayrene Hamouz, associate professor in Nutrition and Health Sciences, was presented with the "Volunteer of the Year” award from the Nebraska Restaurant Association for her work and dedication to the Nebraska ProStart Program. The award was presented at the Restaurant Association's Taste of Nebraska dinner, April 28.

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02 May 2014    

Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics 6th Annual Retreat rescheduled for June 9, register now

Each year the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics hosts a free, day-long retreat for faculty, postdocs, students, staff, industry partners, and other interested parties to provide an opportunity to explore relevant topics and to network with fellow researchers in academia and industry. This year’s theme is "Computational Science Meets Nutrigenomics” and will feature three internationally recognized experts: Eric Alm, associate professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Melvin Reichman Senior Investigator Lankenau Institute for Medical Research Chemical Genomics Center.

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02 May 2014    

Baier receives ASN Graqduate Student Research Award

Scott Baier presented his abstract, “MicroRNAs in bovine milk are bioavailable in healthy adults and down-regulate reporter gene activity in human kidney HEK-293 cell cultures,” at an oral competition during the ASN’s Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at the Experimental Biology 2014 conference April 24-30 in San Diego, CA.

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18 Apr 2014    

Zempleni will receive Outstanding Investigator Award for 2014

Janos Zempleni, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, will receive the Vitamin and Mineral Research Interest Section Outstanding Investigator Award for 2014.

VMRIS is an emphasis group in the American Society for Nutrition. Zempleni will receive the national award at the VMRIS business meeting Saturday, April 26th, at the Experimental Biology 2014 conference in San Diego, CA. The Experimental Biology annual meeting comprises over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies.

 

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18 Apr 2014    

NHS students earn awards at Experimental Biology 2014 scientific meeting

Two NHS students have earned awards for their research abstracts submitted for the Experimental Biology 2014 scientific meeting, which will be held April 26-30 in San Diego, CA. Meshail Okla was awarded for an abstract in the category of energy and macronutrient metabolism, and Inhae Kang was awarded in the category of phenolic compounds and human research. Both students will be present their research at the conference.

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11 Apr 2014    

Jameson, NHS major, awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Abigail Jameson, a nutrition and health sciences major, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Scholarship to Indonesia for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Jameson, a graduate of Grand Island Senior High School, is a member of UNL's William H. Thompson Learning Community. She is the first UNL student to receive a Fulbright Award this year.

The Fulbright Program, established in 1946 and funded by the U.S. Department of State, is designed to foster understanding between the United States and other countries.

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25 Mar 2014    

Romagnolo to present Apr. 2 NGN Seminar Series talk at 12:00 p.m.

Donato Romagnolo, Professor member of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and ,the University of Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona will present a talk entitled, “You AhR What You Ate:  Linking Diet with Cancer Risk.”

The Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics Seminar is scheduled for Apr. 2, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Nebraska East Union. This is a brown bag event with coffee and dessert provided.

All interested faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend this free seminar.

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18 Mar 2014    

Carr honored by Nebraska Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta

Tim Carr, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences is one of four UNL faculty members recently honored with faculty awards by the Nebraska Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture.
 

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