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Dr. Anthony G.  Comuzzie - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Dr. Anthony G. Comuzzie - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 2:07:00 PM
Dr. Comuzzie is the Executive Director of the Obesity Society (TOS), the leading professional and academic organization devoted to better understanding, preventing and treating obesity in order to improve the lives of those affected through research, education and advocacy.
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Ms. Jennie Morton - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Ms. Jennie Morton - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 1:59:00 PM
Originally from the UK, Jennie began her career as a classical Ballet dancer before moving into musical theatre, performing on tour and in the West End for many years. She then became the lead singer of a top UK Big Band and is now an Osteopath specializing in the treatment of all performing artists. Now living in Los Angeles, she runs a clinic for performing artists, and also offers performance coaching for singers, actors, instrumentalists, and dancers. She is an adjunct professor at Chapman U...
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Dr. Michael Joyner - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Dr. Michael Joyner - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 1:51:00 PM
The laboratory of Michael J. Joyner, M.D., is interested in how humans respond to various forms of physical and mental stress during activities such as exercise, hypoxia, standing up and blood loss. Dr. Joyner and his team study how the nervous system regulates blood pressure, heart rate and metabolism in response to these forms of stress.
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Mr. Stephen McGee - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Mr. Stephen McGee - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 1:46:00 PM
Stephen McGee received his B.B.A in marketing (2007) and M.S. in marketing (2008) from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Following his career at Texas A&M he was drafted in the 4th round by the Dallas Cowboys where he would go on to play professional football for 6 years. After his time in football he came back to College Station and is now a financial adviser with Paragon and stays involved with the community and Texas A&M.
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Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 1:40:00 PM
Dr. Tanaka is a Professor and the Director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Tanaka's research interests revolve around vascular aging that manifests as the stiffening (hardening) of large elastic artery and vascular endothelial dysfunction.
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Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 1:34:00 PM
Dr. Melinda Sheffield-Moore (Texas A&M class of 1987), received her Ph.D. in Human Bioenergetics from Ball State University in 1997. Before joining Texas A&M, Dr. Sheffield-Moore was employed as a tenured Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). She has spent her career conducting human clinical translational research seeking to discover the metabolic and molecular mechanisms behind skeletal muscle wasting and loss of skeletal muscle f...
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Dr. Herman Pontzer - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Dr. Herman Pontzer - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/30/2018 1:22:00 PM
Dr. Pontzer, professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the City University of New York, investigates energy expenditure and evolution in humans and other apes. Through laboratory and field studies, Dr. Pontzer’s work seeks to understand how our bodies evolved and how our deep past shapes our lives today.
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Ms. Gretchen Reynolds - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

Ms. Gretchen Reynolds - 2017 Hilliard Discussion Scholar

  • 2017
  • 1/26/2018 6:58:00 AM
Mrs. Reynolds writes the popular “Phys Ed” column for The New York Times, which posts online as part of the “Well” blog and also appears in the print edition of the paper’s “Science Times.”  The column regularly is among the week’s most emailed stories and several columns have been among the most viewed and most emailed stories of the year at nytimes.com. 
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