Elisabet Børsheim to Present Research on Optimizing Cardiometabolic Health and Lifespan

Elisabet Børsheim
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Elisabet Børsheim

The Department of Food Science and the Center for Human Nutrition are hosting Elisabet Børsheim at 3:05 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, in rooms D1/D2 of the Food Science Building and via Zoom. Børsheim will present her research on "Optimizing Cardiometabolic Health and Lifespan: The Interplay of Exercise, Nutrition, and Metabolism in Combating Obesity."

Dr. Børsheim is professor of pediatrics and geriatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. She leads the translational research team "Physical Activity, Energetics and Metabolism," and directs two research cores at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center and the Arkansas Children's Research Institute: Metabolism and Bioenergetics Core within the Center for Childhood Obesity Prevention and the Physical Activity, Energetics and Metabolism research group and core.

She is associate director of the center and serves as director of research faculty development for the institute as well as co-director of the UAMS-Translational Research Institute's KL2-Career Development Program. Børsheim received her M.S. in human physiology from the University of Oslo and her Ph.D. from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences & National Institute of Occupational Health in Oslo, Norway. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships, one in exercise physiology, health education and epidemiology at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences and a second in skeletal muscle protein metabolism at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

Børsheim has an extensive background in studies of energy and substrate metabolism and prevention of metabolic disturbances across the lifespan with expertise in use of stable isotopes to study human metabolism. Børsheim been extensively funded by both USDA and NIH. Børsheim is an accomplished investigator with over 91 peer-reviewed publications, and in 2022 she was the recipient of the Dr. Robert H. Fiser Jr. Research Achievement Award. Currently, Børsheim leads the Lifespan Cardiometabolic Health Initiative at UAMS.

We invite you to attend in person or virtually. 

Zoom information.


Jamie Baum, associate professor and director, Center for Human Nutrition
Department of Food Science
479-575-4474, baum@uark.edu


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