Jamie I. Baum named new Chair of the Nutrition Physiology Research Interest Group for the American Physiological Society

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Jamie I. Baum, assistant professor of nutrition with the Center for Human Nutrition in the Department of Food Science, has been named the new Chair of the of the Nutrition Physiology Research Interest Group for the American Physiological Society, starting July 1, 2017.  The purposes of this interest group are to:

  • Facilitate the growth and dissemination of translational research with a focus on physiology and nutrition, including the roles of various nutrients on obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome,
  • Be available to all members of the society with an interest in physiology and nutrition research in any area of physiology or pathophysiology,
  • Assist the society through representation on the Joint Program Committee (JPC) to select and promote at least one physiology/nutrition-related research symposium or featured topic at the annual Experimental Biology meeting,
  • Actively interact with other scientific societies who are part of Experimental Biology as well as sections and other interests groups within APS whose members have an interest in physiology and nutrition-related research,
  • Nominate individuals for membership on society committees, and
  • Recognize members who have made significant contributions to the affairs of the interest group and the APS.

Baum is director of the Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory as part of the Center for Human Nutrition and Institute of Food Science and Engineering in the Department of Food Science at both the Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.


Jean-Francois Meullenet, professor and department head
Food Science
479-575-6919, jfmeull@uark.edu

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