Professional Development

Mindfulness – A Key Component of Behavior Change and Health

Understanding the origins of mindfulness-based interventions. Presentation by Lynn Rossy, PhD, Health Psychologist, University of Missouri. Presentation notes (Word doc).

Hispanic Immigrants in the Northwest: Leadership and Entrepreneurial Development

Presentation by Abelardo Rodriguez, PhD, University of Idaho, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. This is the first in a series of webinars sponsored by Human Environmental Sciences, MU Extension. This presentation is a sample of the collaborative efforts in the (NCERA 216) “Latinos and Immigrants in Midwestern Communities”.

East Carolina University's Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center: Intersection of Clinical Service and Research Opportunities

Presentation by David Collier, M.D., PhD, F.A.A.P., Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Dept of Pediatrics, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

Meal Frequency: Effects on Glucose and Insulin Throughout the Day

Presentation by Jill Kanaley, PhD, Dept of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri. This presentation discusses the changes in glucose and insulin concentrations to meal frequency and composition. In addition, it examines the impact of physical activity at the beginning of the day versus physical activity throughout the day on the glucose and insulin excursions.

Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability

Presentation by Sarah Susanka, FAIA, an architect and author of the best-selling The Not So Big House series and The Not So Big Life. Her “Not So Big” philosophy on residential architecture advocates building better, not bigger.

Living to eat or eating to live: Where do brain opioids fit in?

Presentation by Mathew Will, PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia. This presentation focuses on the research that examines brain networks involved in mediating the intake of high-fat diets. It has been shown that central opioids are particularly involved in mediating the hedonic (pleasurable) aspects of consumption.

Restoring glycemic control and insulin-mediated blood flow in type 2 diabetes: Exercise as treatment

Presentation by Catherine Mikus, Graduate Student, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia. As the prevalence of physical inactivity and overnutrition continues to rise in the United States and around the world, so does the incidence of obesity-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this seminar is to describe the importance of glycemic control and insulin action in the vasculature in disease development and progression. We also describe the effects of type 2 diabetes on these important physiological processes and how they are impacted by physical activity and inactivity.

Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood among Black Women

Presentation by Dr. Mignon Moore, Ph.D., UCLA Department of Sociology. Mignon Moore is a family sociologist whose research examines within-group variation in processes and outcomes among disadvantaged groups.

Screening and Referral for Autism Spectrum Disorders

This is a noncredit MU Extension course offered free of charge. TO REGISTER: Click on Enroll. A link will be provided to create an Extension Passport account, which you must create in order to register. After you have created this account, return to the login page to complete the enrollment process. Once you are in the course, be sure to bookmark it. If you don’t finish the course you can close it and go back to it at a later date.

Neuroprotective effects of green tea EGCG

Presentation by Grace Y. Sun, Biochemistry Department, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program, University of Missouri

Progress and Prospects for Understanding the Etiology of Obesity in Toddlers and Preschoolers

Presentation by Sara Gable, Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri

Exercise and Dietary Strategies to Combat Arterial Aging

MU Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Seminar Series, Spring 2010. Presentation by Dr. Doug Seals, University of Colorado

Maternal Overweight and Intrauterine Programming of Offspring Obesity

MU Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Seminar Series, Spring 2010. Presentation by Dr. Kartik Shankar, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Physical Activity and Weight Management

Presented by Steven N. Blair, Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of South Carolina

Early Childhood Nutrition: Patterns for a Lifetime

Presented by Susan L. Johnson, PhD, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Director, The Children's Eating Lab

Understanding Autism in Young Children

This is a noncredit MU Extension course offered free of charge. TO REGISTER: Click on Enroll. A link will be provided to create an Extension Passport account, which you must create in order to register. After you have created this account, return to the login page to complete the enrollment process. Once you are in the course, be sure to bookmark it. If you don’t finish the course you can close it and go back to it at a later date.

eXtension Professional Development Sessions

This link provides a list of recordings of the professional development sessions offered by eXtension.

Home Energy Webinar: DOE Weatherization program and related stimulus funding

Presented April 20, 2009 by Duane Hauck, Director, NDSU Extension Service, North Dakota State University & Mike Vogel, Professor, Housing and Environmental Quality Specialist and Director of the Weatherization Trainer Center, Montana State University

Home Energy COP Webinar: Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

Presented April 10, 2009 by Jennifer Amann, Director, Buildings Program, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Click here for the power point of this presentation.

Immunonutrition Support for Athletes

Presented March 19, 2009 by David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, Professor of Health and Exercise Science, Appalachian State University

Increasing our Knowledge about Parental Incarceration: A Research Presentation

Presented February 20, 2009 by Joyce A. Arditti, PhD, Department of Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Intersection of Food, Nutrition, Society and Health in the Food Industry

Presented February 12, 2009 by Patricia Williamson-Hughes, PhD, Nutrition Scientist for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Thompson Center Colloquium: Advances in Autism Policy: State and Federal Legislative Initiatives

Presented November 17, 2008 by Lorri Unumb, Esq., Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Autism Speaks