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Nasser Receives Tenure

May 30, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Nasser, PhD, who was promoted to Associate Professor and awarded tenure by The Drexel University Board of Trustees. "I am very happy to be granted tenure and a promotion and want to thank all those who supported me in this effort,” Nasser said. “I am especially excited about continuing to be part of the wonderful programs and research being offered by the Department of Nutrition Sciences." Nasser has been working in the Department of Nutrition Sciences at the College of Nursing and Health Professions since 2007.

Nasser’s clinical research focuses on dopamine-mediated mechanisms of food intake regulation in humans and its impact on metabolic homeostasis, especially as it applies to obesity, eating disorders and aging. She has developed unique, non-invasive methods of assessing brain dopamine in humans. Her work also includes the development of nutritional and dietary interventions for neurophysiological disorders and drug-induced obesity. During her time at Drexel University, Nasser has received more than $300,000 in external funding. Nasser has given significant service to her profession through her work as an NIH grant reviewer and as a reviewer for eight peer-reviewed journals in her field.  She was selected as the Top Reviewer by the journal Appetite.  Before joining Drexel she consulted at many prestigious universities and organizations including the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the Renfrew Center.  She has also received awards from Pfizer and the Obesity Society.