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  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl published in Advertising & Society Quarterly

    Sharonna Pearl, associate teaching professor in the Health Administration Department, and colleagues published and article Advertising & Society Quarterly. Entitled Advertising in Popular Culture: Stealth Marketing in The Joneses, these scholars discuss the 2009 movie The Joneses about a manufactured family to sell products to their upper-class neighborhood.

    July 25

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Nasser gave an invited seminar to the Integrative Physiology Laboratory Section of NIDDK/NIH

    Jennifer Nasser PhD RD, associate professor in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, presented a seminar entitled Using functional infra-red spectroscopy to explore the prefrontal cortex response to food and nutrients during eating and cognitive task performance to the Integrative Physiology Laboratory Section of NIDDK at NIH. This Laboratory Section, directed by Dr. Kevin Hall, investigates how metabolism and the brain adapt in response to a variety of interventions to diet and physical activity.

    Nasser's talk focused on her recent work using fNIR to examine the response of the brain DURING food consumption, an activity that can not be accomplished using fMRI.

    July 21

  • Michael Bruneau

    Bruneau Organizing ACSM Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter Annual Meeting

    Michael Bruneau, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Department of Health Sciences, is the president of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) and is organizing the Annual Meeting, which will be held on November 4th and 5th in Harrisburg, PA.

    The MARC-ACSM is the regional chapter for the larger American College of Sports Medicine, which “leads the way” as the premier organization for exercise science and sports medicine researchers and professionals.

    July 18

  • Sharrona Pearl, PhD

    Pearl reviews The Facemaker in The Washington Post

    Sharrona Pearl, PhD, associate teaching professor in Health Administration, wrote Disfigured soldiers of World War I found a hero in their healer in The Washington Post. It is a review of  The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I by Lindsey Fitzharris.

    July 18

  • Montgomery and Angelow Published in Laboratory Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation Textbook

    Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, senior associate dean of Nursing & Student Affairs and chief academic mursing officer, and Anthony Angelow, PhD, chair of Advanced Practice Nursing (Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs) and assistant clinical professor, were recently published in a textbook titled Laboratory Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation: An Evidence-Based Approach. Montgomery authored the chapter on "Human Papillomavirus Tests and Cervical Cytology." Angelow authored the chapter on "Methylmalonic Acid."

    The book was published through Springer Publishing company and is available at all major textbook retailers.

    July 11

  • Jennifer Nasser

    Nasser organizes international symposium for American Society of Nutrition Obesity Research Interest Section

    As part of ending her service as past-chair of the Obesity Research Interest Section (RIS) of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN), Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor and director of the PhD program in Nutrition Sciences, organized and presented at a symposium addressing the challenges of translating animal research to human clinical and community research and health policy implementation.

    ASN, based in Bethesda, MD, encompasses members working in nutrition science from around the world. Nasser was chair of the Obesity RIS from July 2019 to June 2020 and has served as past-chair from July 2020 to June 2022.

    July 5

  • Nasser and Bruneau collaborate on two articles with Nutrition Sciences PhD students

    Jennifer Nasser, PhD RD, associate professor and director of the PhD program in Nutrition Sciences in collaboration with Michael Bruneau, Jr, PhD, associate teaching professor in the Department of Health Sciences, and present and former Nutrition Sciences PhD students, recently published two articles in a special edition of the journal Nutrients edited by Bruneau and colleague Dr Mohammed Hankir, PhD, University of Wuerzburg (Germany).

    The articles relate to the effects of nutrients on the brain. The articles are entitled Interaction of Protein Preloads and Physical Activity on Intake of an Ultra-Processed, High Sugar/High Fat, Low Protein Food; and The Implication of Physiological Ketosis on The Cognitive Brain: A Narrative Review.

    July 5

  • Nutrition Sciences PhD student places 3rd in AAAS ePoster competition

    Dimitra "Krissi" Thomopoulos, a PhD student working with Jennifer Nasser, PhD, associate professor and director of PhD Program in Nutrition Sciences, placed third out of 183 graduate student entrants in the Brain and Behavior Division of the American Associate for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) ePoster competition.

    Thomopoulos was invited to give an oral presentation for the annual AAAS scientific meeting in Philadelphia this past winter. Her work described the first demonstration of an objective brain biomarker for subjective feelings of loss of control over eating.

    July 5

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