Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category
Michael Puglisi has come full circle. Having received his PhD in nutritional sciences from UConn in 2008, he worked in research labs in Nashville, Tennessee, and on public health initiatives in Brooklyn, New York, and North Carolina. Now he is returning to UConn as an assistant extension professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and coordinating the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for the state of Connecticut.
Where did you get your degrees?
I received my BS degree in dietetics from the University of Delaware, my MS in nutrition in sports and chronic disease from Virginia Tech and my PhD at UConn in nutritional sciences. It’s good to be back at UConn!
What did you do before you came to UConn?
I went through the whole spectrum of the field of nutrition. After graduating from UConn, I went to Vanderbilt University and completed a post-doc in inflammation and the effects on insulin sensitivity and how different dietary fatty acids affect that. So, I went from human research to animal and cell research.
USA Today. 2-23-17. Published an article about research that indicated public secondary schools have more athletic trainer services than private schools. Alicia Pike, the associate director of research in the Korey Stringer Institute and the main author of the research paper, performed and published the research with other KSI staff.
Swimming World. 2-15-17. Announced that UConn swept the podium in the women’s one meter diving event on day one of the American Athletic Conference Championships. Department of Nutritional Sciences student Monica Marcello was part of the team with 280.85 points.
The Register Citizen. 2-16-17. Gave details about the upcoming Annual Horse Symposium at UConn in its news section. This Department of Animal Science event will be held on March 4 and 5. See also: The Dolphin. 2-16-17.
Daily Campus. 2-20-17. Reported on a talk given by Anoushka Concepcion about the technology involved in the propagation and cultivation of Connecticut native sugar kelp as a food source. Concepcion is an assistant cooperative extension educator in the Department of Extension. (more…)
Office of the Vice President for Research website. Spring 2017. Announced the recipients of the Scholarship Facilitation Fund Awards, which support faculty research, scholarly activities, creative works and interdisciplinary initiatives. Awardees include Assistant Professor Christopher Blesso from nutritional sciences whose project is Defining the Role of the HDL Receptor, SR-B1, in Adipocyte Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation.
UConn Engaged. Spring 2017. Listed Deborah Bubela, an assistant professor in residence in kinesiology, as a member of the newest Service Learning Faculty Fellow Cohort. The group was described as committed and innovative faculty to design, develop, and deliver service learning curriculum. (more…)