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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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Dr. William Dexter - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. William Dexter - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2016
  • 10/23/2017 9:19:00 AM
Dr. Bill Dexter, a recipient of the Maine Governors Council on Physical Activity Lifetime Achievement Award, AMSSM Founders Award and the EATA Moyer Award, is a past President of the American College of Sports Medicine (2013-14). He is Professor of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and adjunct Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Southern Maine, where he also serves as Head Team Physician and Medical Director for the Athletic Training program. He is the school a...
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Dr. Sue Bodine - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Sue Bodine - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2016
  • 10/23/2017 9:14:00 AM
Sue Bodine, Ph.D. is at the University of California, Davis with Joint Appointments in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior and Physiology and Membrane Biology. She also has a research appointment at the VA Northern California Health System. She received her Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles and began her academic career in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of California, San Diego.
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Dr. James Hill - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. James Hill - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2016
  • 10/23/2017 8:46:00 AM
James O. Hill, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and the Founding Executive Director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado. He is also Director of the NIH-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC). He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Hampshire in Physiological Psychology. He was Chair of the first World Health Organization Consultation on Obesity in 1997. He was Presiden...
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Dr. John Jakicic - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. John Jakicic - 2016 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2016
  • 10/23/2017 8:45:00 AM
Dr. John M. Jakicic, PhD FACSM is a Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Health and Physical Activity, and is also the Director of the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Jakicic has also been on the faculty at Brown University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Dr. Jakicic has a national and international reputation as a leading scholar in the area of physical activity and weight control, and...
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