18 Sep 2020    

6th Annual Fall Symposium

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) hosted his 6th Annual Fall Symposium on Monday, September 14, 2020.  This fall’s event was delivered by Zoom.
The symposium was attended by over 100 participants.

Featured speakers were experts on the topics of energy metabolism:

  • Claire Berryman, Florida State University
  • Yong Xu, Baylor College of Medicine
  • John R. Kirby, Medical College of Wisconsin

 

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NPOD Winter student recognition 2019

22 Jan 2020    

2019 Winter Student Recognition Event

The NPOD Winter Student Recognition Event took place on December 18 at the Van Brunt Visitor's Center. Ten posters were displayed by graduate students and postdocs. Thanks to all who attended this event! 

NPOD Winter 2019 Recognition

List of Posters:

Xingyi Chen (Departments of Nutrition and Health Sciences)
“Exosome-like Nanoparticles from Ginger Rhizomes Inhibited NLRP3 Inflammasome Activation”

View 2019 Winter Student Recognition Event Article
NPOD wins another $11 million

18 Oct 2019    

UNL center receives 11 million for obesity and related disease research

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity, (NPOD),  received an 11 million dollar grant. It's to continue studies to fight obesity and other related diseases by looking at what we eat on a molecular level.

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Di award 2019

12 Jun 2019    

Wu Receives American Society for Nutrition 2019 Award

Di Wu was recognized at the American Society for Nutrition 2019 Conference for Outstanding Efforts to Advance Nutrition Science. She is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Zempleni Lab. Congratulations, Di! 

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Farazi Receives UNMC Award

19 Mar 2019    

Farazi Receives UNMC College of Public Health Faculty Research Award 2019

Evi Farazi, Ph.D., UNMC Assistant Professor of Epidemiology was awarded the College of Public Health Faculty Research Award for improving cancer prevention and control through basic and translational science-based research that aims at a better understanding of cancer incidence patterns and how lifestyle modifiable factors such as diet contribute to cancer as well as a better understanding of different populations’ awareness, attitudes and needs regarding cancer and screening.

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29 Jan 2019    

NPOD Director Zempleni receives American Society for Nutrition/ASN Foundation Award

NPOD Director Janos Zempleni has been selected to receive the 2019 Osborne and Mendel Award. The award is given for outstanding recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition, to be presented during ASN’s flagship meeting, Nutrition 2019, held June 8-11, 2019 in Baltimore, MD.

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11 Dec 2018    

Muthukrishnan Receives Greenwald Symposium Best Poster Award

Ezhumalai Muthukrishnan, postdoctoral research associate in the Natarajan Lab, received best poster award in The 15th Annual Gilbert S. Greenwald Symposium on Reproduction and Perinatal Research held at Kansas University Medical Center. Congratulations, Ezhumalai!

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11 Dec 2018    

Muthuraj Recognized at Greenwald Symposium

Philma Glora Muthuraj, graduate student in Natarajan Lab was invited to present her work and recognized in The 15th Annual Gilbert S. Greenwald Symposium on Reproduction and Perinatal Research held at Kansas University Medical Center. Congratulations, Philma! 

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04 Dec 2018    

2018 WInter Student Recognition Event

The NPOD Winter Student Recognition Event took place on December 3 at the Van Brunt Visitor's Center. Nine posters were displayed by graduate students and postdocs (list of posters below). Thanks to all who attended this event! 

NPOD Winter 2018 Recognition

 

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25 Oct 2018    

Chancellor Green visits NPOD

Chancellor Ronnie Green paid a visit to NPOD on October 25, to speak with NPOD Director Janos Zempleni and students about how NPOD has positively impacted their educational experience. Students spoke about the many advantages they receive as affiliates of NPOD: working with top notch equipment, networking opportunities, publication opportunities, and training in high quality research skills alongside our faculty.

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