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Nutrition and Food Sciences
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:diet/hormone-mediated alterations in metabolism; eating & exercise attitudes/behaviors on the human body; sports nutriiton
Biography:Robert S. Tyzbir Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, began teaching courses such as Obesity, Weight Control, & Fitness, Sports Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry at UVM in 1973. His enthusiastic, stimulating teaching style couple with his belief that research and creative, quality teaching go hand in hand have earned him the 1988 Joseph E. Carrigan Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching and the 1990 UVM Alumni Associationís George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award. He is a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the Institute of Food Technologists, the Nutrition Society of Great Britain, and the Sigma Xi research society. He has served as a member of the Governorís Task Force on Hunger in 1985, was honored for his commitment and dedication during 1986 Vermont Equal Rights Amendment Campaign, and is a member of American Men and Women of Science. He is known internationally for his research on diet induced, hormone mediated alterations in intermediary metabolism and, more recently, he has begun to investigate the link between peopleís attitudes about eating and exercise and their body size, shape and composition.