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Potential Contributors to Obesity Infographic
Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar and Dr. Martin Bink helped create a single, comprehensive, and evidence-based infographic. Read More »

Student and Alumni Achievements
See the many accomplishments of our students and alumni.  Read More »

Research Funding
Learn more about funded projects in the Department. See what your colleagues have achieved. Read More »

In the Media
An impressive amount of high quality exposure for TTU. Read More »

Other Announcements and Notices
ORC Seminar Series, USDA Webinar, US. Foods Food and Nutrition Seminar, and many more. Read More »

Departmental Announcements
Read more about the many exciting achievements and recognitions in Nutritional Sciences. Read More »

Faculty Awards
See our faculty members who received prestigious awards from TTU and international scientific organizations. Read More »

Patents, Publications and Invited Lectures
Our students and faculty members obtained patents, made countless presentations and publications. Read More »

GNO Events
See what your graduate student organization has been up to! Read More »

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Potential Contributors to Obesity Infographic

By Dylan Bailey, BS

Potential Contributors to Obesity Infographic

Often times, eating too much and to a lesser extent moving too little dominates the public dialogue about the causes of obesity. However, this overly simplistic approach fails to account for the numerous other potential contributors and influences.

In an effort to illustrate the complexity of potential contributors to obesity, Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar, while President of The Obesity Society (TOS) last year, commissioned TOS Treasurer Dr. Martin Binks, to assemble a task force of obesity experts to create a single, comprehensive, and evidence-based infographic to illustrate the complexity of this issue.

Drs. Kathryn Kaiser (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Ania Jastreboff (Yale School of Medicine), Emily Dhurandhar (Visiting Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University), and graduate student Dylan Bailey (Texas Tech University), were selected to join the task force.

To be included in the infographic, a potential contributor had to have been identified as a question of investigation in the scientific research literature. Once identified, items were categorized as being primarily, "Inside the Person" or "Outside the Person", and also according to their relative influence on positive energy balance (e.g. increasing intake vs. decreasing energy expenditure). Contributors were further color-coded as environmental pressures on physical activity, biological/medical, maternal/developmental, economic, food and beverage behavior/environment, psychological, and social.

In total, 66 contributors appeared on the final infographic, which was launched publicly November 2nd, 2016, at ObesityWeek℠ in Los Angeles, California. After the infographic was made available for free online download on TOS eNews and social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, more than 36,000 impressions - or times an individual was reached - were secured (as of February 17th, 2016). Additionally, Endocrine Today-Obesity, a science-based online news and education resource, published an article about the infographic which was accessed by over 17,200 individuals.

Breakdown of Total Impressions
Infographic impressions via eNews: 13,692
Infographic clicks via eNews: 628
Facebook reach via @TheObesitySociety: 12,274
Twitter impressions via @ObesitySociety (est.): 9,850
(Information source The Obesity Society; www.obesity.org)

Making easy to understand materials about obesity, such as this infographic, accessible online to the scientific community, policy makers and the general public is critical to improving misconceptions about the causes of obesity. Texas Tech Department of Nutritional Sciences is a leading voice in this dialogue.

Department Announcements

Annual Report of the Nutritional Sciences Department
(November 2014- November 2015)

  • Students - 851 undergrads and 71 graduate students
  • 22 Faculty Members - 6 newly recruited in the past year
  • 12 Extramural grants received totaling $1.8 Million
  • 5 Intramural Grants received totaling $105,000
  • Student Awards - 12 internal and 17 external awards
  • Faculty Awards - 8 internal and 4 external awards
  • Publications - 66 journal articles/book/book chapter and 69 posters/presentations/symposia

Engagement of the NS Department at the Experimental Biology 2016

Oral Presentations

  • Dhanasekara CS, Zhang J, Nie S, Wang S. Detection of intimal macrophages in atherosclerotic lesions using biocompatible CD36-targeted ligand containing nanoparticle.
  • Ramalingam L, Allen L, Scoggin S, Gurvinder K, Tomison MD, Shen C, Chung E, Dufou J, Moustaid-Moussa N.
  • Yen E, Wijayatunga N, Pahlavani M, Ramalingam L, Kottapalli KR, Kalupahana NS, Gunaratne P, Rajapakshe K, Coarfa C, Dharmawardhne S, Moustaid-Moussa N. Micrornas as a novel mechanism by which eicosapentaenoic acid mediates inflammation in diet-induced obesity.

Poster Presentations

  • Pahlavani M, Wijayatunga NN, Kottapalli R, Ramalingam L, Gunaratne PH, Coarfa C, Rajapakshe K, Kalupahana NS, Moustaid-Moussa N. Transcriptomic and microrna Analyses Identify Gene Networks Regulated by Eicosapentaenoic Acid in Brown Adipose Tissue from Diet-Induced Obese Mice.
  • Albracht-Schulte KD, Kalupahana NS, Ramalingam L, Rosairo S, Wijetunge S, Kotakadeniya H.M.S.R.B., Ratnayake R.M.C.J., Moustaid-Moussa N. Metabolic changes underlying interactions between obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in south Asian adults.
  • Wijayatunga N, Pahlavani M, Kottapalli R, Dawson J, Ramalingam L, Gunaratne P, Coarfa C, Rajapakshe K, Kalupahana N, Moustaid-Moussa N. Adipose depot-specific differences in transcriptome and microrna expression in high fat diet induced obese mice.
  • Allen L, Ramalingam L, Shen C, Tomison MD, Kaur G, Dufour J, Chung E, Moustaid-Moussa N. Delta-tocotrienol dose-dependently improves adiposity, inflammation, and increased markers of lipid oxidation in high fat fed mice.
  • Alhaj S, Aljawadi A, Ramalingam L, Moustaid-Moussa N. Obesity-breast cancer interactions: effects of adipocytes on breast cancer cells and preventive effects of omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Yen E, Wijayatunga N, Pahlavani M, Ramalingam L, Kottapalli KR, Kalupahana NS, Gunaratne P, Rajapakshe K, Coarfa C, Dharmawardhne S, Moustaid-Moussa N. Micrornas as a novel mechanism by which eicosapentaenoic acid mediates inflammation in diet-induced obesity.
  • Liu J, Wang S. The characteristics and stability Of T0901317 nanovesicles.
  • Zu Y, Wang S. The physical stability comparison of two types of resveratrol nanocarriers.
  • Kahathuduwa C, Weerasinghe V, Dassanayake T, Amarakoon T, Binks M. High doses of theanine improve visual stimulus discrimination in a dose-dependent manner.

USDA Project Director's Workshop

This workshop is organized by Dr. Moustaid-Moussa and cosponsored by the American Society for Nutrition. The AFRI Project Directors' meeting will be held in conjunction with the Experimental Biology on April 6, 2016. If you are interested, please contact Kembra Albracht-Schulte.

Graduates Celebration (Fall)

Fall 2015 Graduate Ceremony

Ceremony to Congratulate Fall Graduates of the Department

The second Graduation Celebration of the Nutritional Sciences Department was held on December 11, 2015. It was a great opportunity to honor our Fall M.S. and Ph.D. Graduates.

  • Ph.D. Candidates: Jia Zhang, Anuradha Shastri
  • M.S. Candidates: Carina Greenfield, Justina Casiano, Kayla Clark, Denise Libby, Holli McNeill, Courtney Lowe, Rachel Floyd, Alyssa Richardson, Ashleigh Arthurs, Camille Studt, Amy Williamson

Nutritional Sciences Graduate Dietetic Internship Program

The dietetic internship class of 2015-16 began their supervised practice rotations in February 2016. There are now a total of 18 interns with 10 interns in Lubbock, 4 in Amarillo and now 4 in Midland/Odessa.

Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship Class of 2015-16

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Khalid Aldubayan

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Defense Date: February 26, 2016
  • Dissertation Title: A Quantitative Study Examining Compliance to the Saudi Policy and IOM Standards in Boys' Public High Schools in Riyadh, Saudi Arbia
  • Dissertation Committee: Dr. Mary Murimi (Committee Chair), Dr. Debra Reed, Dr. Mallory Boylan, Dr. Jessica Yuan, Dr. Carie Steele

Samudani Dhanasekara

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Defense Date: March 23, 2016
  • Thesis Title: Imaging intimal macrophages in atherosclerotic lesions using cd36-targeted nanoparticles
  • Thesis Committee: Dr. Shu Wang (Committee Chair), Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Dr. Shaikh Rahman

Lori Boyd

  • Degree: M.S.
  • Defense Date: March 25, 2016
  • Thesis Title: Concordance among Eating Behaviors Defined by the Three Factor Eating Questionnaire and Brain Regions of Interest as Measured by fMRI
  • Thesis Committee: Dr. Martin Binks (Committee Chair), Dr. Tyler Davis, Dr. Shaikh Rahman

Emmy Trammell

  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Defense Date: March 29, 2016
  • Dissertation Title: Factors Influencing the Self-Efficacy of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Working with Clients with Eating Disorders or Disordered Eating: A Maxed Methods Study
  • Dissertation Committee: Dr. Debra Reed (Committee Chair), Dr. Mallory Boylan, Dr. Cynthia D'Sauza, Dr. Alan Reifman, Dr. Mary Murimi

Lab Updates

Nutrigenomics, Inflammation and Obesity Research Lab
(Dr. Moustaid-Moussa and Dr. Ramalingam)

  • Kembra Albracht passed her qualifying exam and is now Ph.D. candidate.
  • Dr. Latha Ramalingam will have an oral presentation at the International Congress of Obesity 2016 entitled 'Adipose angiotensinogen overexpression promotes adipose associated inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress'.
  • Dr. Moustaid-Moussa is invited to Columbia University, Institute of Human Nutrition to give a lecture entitled 'Inflammation and Obesity' as part of an Obesity Course. This course is provided for graduate students and health professionals, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be provided. http://goo.gl/igRxi6

Behavioral Medicine & Translational Research Lab
(Dr. Binks)

  • Chanaka Kahathuduwa passed his qualifying exam and is now Ph.D. candidate.
  • Macy B Stearns joined the BMTR Lab as an undergraduate research assistant. She is a sophomore studying nutrition, health and wellness. She is interested in the field of obesity and how behavioral components and nutrition play a role in health.

Student and Alumni Achievements

Student Achievements

Ashlee Taylor, Ph.D. student
Received first place in the Contextual Approach to Disease and Addiction panel for the paper entitled 'Qualitative Research Identifies Intervention Needs of Military Parents to Prevent Childhood Obesity' at the 2015 Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Paper Conference.

Sanjoy Saha, Ph.D. student
Received TTU Nutritional Sciences General HS Scholarship from the Nutritional Sciences Department for the 2015-2016 school year.

Erin Yen, M.S. student
Selected for two award competitions- the Graduate Student Research Competition (oral) sponsored by the American Society for Nutrition, and the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science poster competition at Experimental Biology.

Mandana Pahlavani, Ph.D. student
Selected for an ASBMB travel award for her presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego this coming April.

Nadeeja Wijayatunga, Ph.D. student
Selected for an ASBMB travel award for her presentation at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego this coming April.

Shao-Hua Chin, Ph.D. student
Received the COHS Doctoral Fellowship Award from the College of Human Sciences for the 2015-2016 school year.

William Quarles, Incoming Ph.D. student
Received the Presidential Scholarship from the Office of the President for the 2016-2017 school year. http://goo.gl/oQ0uyZ

Chanaka Kahathuduwa, Ph.D. student
Received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School.

Mandana Pahlavani, Ph.D. student
Received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School.

Nadeeja Wijayatunga, Ph.D. student
Received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School.

Seth Klobodu
Received the Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School.

Arwa Aljawadi
Received the Summer Dissertation/Thesis Research Award from the Graduate School.

Mandana Pahlavani, Ph.D. student
Received Grant-in-aid funding from TTU for her research.

Sara Alhaj, undergrad student
Selected to participate in the Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science poster competition at Experimental Biology; received travel funding from TTU CALUE for attending Experimental Biology.

London .T. Allen, undergrad student
Received travel funding from TTU CALUE for attending Experimental Biology.

Alumni Achievements

Allison McDaniel, MS, RDN, LD
Received the Outstanding Preceptor Award from for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND), and will be honored at the Recognition Dinner on April 28, 2016 at Texas Academy Annual Conference.

Allison Kerin, MS, RD, LD
Received the Nutrition Education Award from for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND), and will be honored at the Recognition Dinner on April 28, 2016 at Texas Academy Annual Conference.

Dayna McCutchin, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD
Received the Registered Young Dietitian of the Year-Lubbock from for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND), and will be honored at the Recognition Dinner on April 28, 2016 at Texas Academy Annual Conference.

Kayla Clark
Received the Outstanding Student-DI from for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND), and will be honored at the Recognition Dinner on April 28, 2016 at Texas Academy Annual Conference.

Faculty Awards


Dr. Reed

Dr. Reed and her Nominator, Jamie Roe

Dr. Debra Reed
Was recognized as a faculty member who had contributed positively to the academics of student athletes on court during halftime at Lady Raider Basketball game on February 2, 2016. (Her nominator, Jamie Roe, and her husband Lindsay are in the photo with Dr. Reed.)

Dr. Latha Ramalingam
Received notification that she is one of the three winners in the International Journal of Obesity New Faculty Competition, sponsored by World Obesity Federation, in the Category of Basic Sciences, and will receive the International Congress of Obesity (ICO) Award at the ICO meeting in Vancouver in May 2016.

Dr. Latha

Dr. Latha as Winner in Faculty Competition

Allison Childress, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD
Received the Emerging Dietetic Leader from for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (TAND), and will be honored at the Recognition Dinner on April 28, 2016 at Texas Academy Annual Conference.

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar
Will receive the Headliner Award from The Association of Women in Communication, Lubbock, TX. (To be received in April 2016.)

Funding

Title: Maternal Supplementation of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Alleviates Obesity-associated Inflammation in the Offspring.
  • Funding Source: TOS Early Career Research Grant Challenge
  • Total Amount: $40,000
  • Principal Investigators: Latha Ramalingam
  • Mentor: Naima Moustaid-Moussa
Title: Mechanisms mediating anti-inflammatory effects of omega 3 fatty acids in metabolic disorders: role of lipid mediators and micro RNA´s.
  • Funding Source: the SPRINT/FAFSEP program
  • Total Amount: $20,000 for 2 years
  • Principal Investigators: Naima Moustaid-Moussa
  • Co-Principal Investigators: Latha Ramalingam
  • Collaboration: Immunology at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Patents, Publications and Boards

Patents Obtained

Naima Moustaid-Moussa (as co-inventor)

  • U.S. # 9,282,747
  • This patent is in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture on a project currently funded by USDA AFRI focused on the bioenergy crop switchgrass and its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.

Students' Posters

  • Dodd SL, Long JD, Hou J, O'Boyle M, Binks M, Bailey D. A picture is worth a thousand words, and then some: Preliminary findings from an exploratory fMRI study. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Aljawadi A, Ouertani M, Siriwardhana N, Scoggin S, Gollahon L, Dharmawardhane S, Moustaid-Moussa N. Adipocyte-Breast Cancer Cell Interactions: Preventive Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Wijayatunga NN, Sams VG, Blackledge CD, Siriwardhana N, Mancini ML, Mancini GJ, Dawson JA, Moustaid-Moussa N. Inflammatory and Metabolic changes following Bariatric Surgery. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Albracht-Schulte K, Ramalingam L, Kalupahana N, Moustaid-Moussa N, Gunaratne P. Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Supplementation Regulates Hepatic Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Pahlavani M, Razafimanjato F, Kalupahana NS, Scoggin S, Ramalingam L, Moustaid-Moussa N. Eicosapentaenoic Acid Increases Thermogenic Markers in Brown Adipose Tissue from High Fat Fed Mice and in Cultured Brown Adipocytes. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.

Professors' Posters

  • Hegde V, Dubuisson O, Dhurandhar NV. E4orf1 protein does not require the pro-adipogenic isoform of the enzyme AKT for up-regulating cellular glucose uptake. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Zwezdaryk KJ, Ferris MB, Strong AL, Hegde V, Morris CA, Bunnell BA, Dhurandhar NV, Gimble JM, Sullivan DE. Human adipose-derived stromal/stem cells are permissive to infection by human cytomegalovirus resulting in impaired differentiation along the adipogenic and osteogenic lineages. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Kaplan LM, Golden A, O'Neil P, Nadglowski J, Kyle T, Kolotkin R, Look M, Lum C, Donsmark M, Dhurandhar NV. Divergence of patient and clinician perceptions of obesity and weight management. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Dawson JA, Stuart WD, de Lange K, Rakhshandeh A. Modeling plasma amino kinetics in growing pigs. Proceedings of the 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.

Journal Articles

  • Kahathuduwa CN, Dassanayake TL, Amarakoon AM, Weerasinghe VS. Acute effects of theanine, caffeine and theanine-caffeine combination on attention. Nutr Neurosci. 2016 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Hegde V, Na HN, Dubuisson O, Burke SJ, Collier JJ, Burk D, Mendoza T, Dhurandhar NV. An adenovirus-derived protein: A novel candidate for anti-diabetic drug development. Biochemie 2016 Feb;121:140-50.
  • Dhurandhar NV, Brown AW, Thomas D, Allison DB and the Energy Balance Measurement working group. Journal of Nutrition 2016 (accepted).
  • Zhang J, Nie S, Martinez-Zaguilan R, Sennoune S, Wang S. Formulation, Characteristics and Anti-atherogenic Bioactivities of CD36-Targeted Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)-Loaded Nanoparticles. J Nutr Biochem. 2016 30:14–23. NIHMS 740685

Invited Lectures by Professors

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar

  • Novo Nordisk: Chair, Expert Panel. 'The Tipping Point: A theater play about reshaping conversations in obesity.' 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.
  • Goa Psychology Association: Distinguished Speaker. 'Obesity: Future progress.' India. December 2015.

Dr. Martin Binks

  • Faculty at Roundtable. Refining your elevator pitch - a clear and concise summary of your research/career interests. 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.

Symposia

Dr. Martin Binks

  • How to Handle Star Struck Patients, Presentation Topic: How Should Clinicians Respond? Symposium conducted at 33th Ann. Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society; 2015 Nov; Los Angeles, CA.

Miscellaneous Board and Other Appointments

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar

  • Became the Immediate Past President for TOS in 2015-2016; is the Chair for TOS Scientific Review Committee and TOS Nominations Committee in 2015-2016.

In the Media

Professors in Local Media

Drs. Dhurandhar, Hegde, Dawson, Binks, and Moustaid-Moussa

Dr. Reed and Ms. Allison Childress

Dr. Martin Binks

Ms. Allison Childress and Mrs. Shelley Fillipp

Professors in National Media

Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar

Dr. Martin Binks

GNO Events


Taste of Science

Drs. Reed & Wang at Taste of Science Exhibition

Taste of Science Exhibition
Drs. Reed, Wang, and two graduate students presented 'Taste of Science Exhibition' at Lubbock Science Spectrum on November 7, 2015

Walking Group
GNO has invited faculty and students to meet in front of the Preston Smith statue in the courtyard of the Administration Building for brisk 30-minute walks every Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm. With the addition of this new activity this semester, walk with GNO to get a chance to win prizes. The more you walk, the greater chance you have to win. For more information, please contact Seth Klobodu.

Movie Night with the Chair

Movie Night

Movie Night at Dr. Dhurandhar's House

GNO hosted a movie night at Dr. Dhurandhar's house on February 26th, 2015. If you missed the first movie night with the Chair, don't miss out on the next one!

Food Pantry

Food Pantry by GNO & GSAC

Wreck Hunger Graduate and International Food Pantry
GNO partnered with the Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) to open up a food pantry for graduate and international students. To become involved in the Wreck Hunger Graduate and International Food Pantry, view their initiative in Texas Tech Today, Fox 34, TTU Office of International Affairs, TTU Hub, and KCBD; sign up to volunteer; make a donation online, and follow them on Facebook for updates.

National Learn about Butterflies Day

GNO Butterfly Booth at Science Spectrum

National Learn about Butterflies Day
The National Learn about Butterflies Day was held at the Science Spectrum on March 14th, 2016. GNO volunteered in the event and demonstrated to the attendees that planting nutritious vegetables influences a healthy lifestyle.

Arbor Day
GNO will participate in Arbor Day on April 29th which is an annual planting tradition event at TTU. Contact Seth Klobodu to join GNO to beautify our campus.

Other Announcements and Notices

Obesity Research Cluster

The ORC seminar series

  • Dr. Richard Atkinson from Virginia Commonwealth University presented on 'Current Status of Obesity and Ideas for Future Research and Treatment' on January 28, 2016.
  • Dr. Craig Gunderson from University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign presented on 'Food Assistance Programs and Obesity among Low Income Children' on February 11, 2016.
  • Dr. Rachel Novotny from University of Hawaii presented on 'Children's Healthy Living (CHL) Program for Remote Underserved Minority Populations of the Pacific' on March 24, 2016.
  • Visit http://mediacast.ttu.edu which has eRaider authentication to watch their presentations online: on the left sidebar, choose Human Sciences> Nutritional Sciences> ORC Seminars> Spring 2016
  • Visit the ORC website to view the schedule of the ORC Seminar Series.

USDA Webinar

  • TTU ORC, COHS, and OVPR will be hosting the USDA NIFA AFRI funding webinar sponsored by USDA on April 12, 2016. ORC will send out more information in early April and contact Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa for more information.

US. Foods - Food and Nutrition Seminar

  • The Food and Nutrition seminar will be held on May 24 and 25, 2016. Graduate students who are interested in attending and assisting with the Annual US Foods Food and Nutrition Seminar please contact Dr. Mallory Boylan.

Important Changes to Thesis/Dissertation Processes

  • The Graduate School has changed the thesis/dissertation process in which is effective immediately. Visit Theses and Dissertations for more details.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)

ShortCourses

Technology Support offers ShortCourses on computer packages every semester. The categories include adobe creative suits, Microsoft office, statistics software, web development and publishing. Visit their website for the list of offered courses during the semester and for registration.

Graduate Center Satellite Services for Graduate Students

Editors of Nutrition Matters at Texas Tech

  • Editor - Shao-Hua Chin, BS
  • Editorial Assistant - Macy B Stearns

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