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CICATS Seminar Series: A Kavli BRAIN Event

Friday, March 24, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm

UConn Health
Low Learning Center

Speaker: Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D., Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Topic: "Muscle protein synthesis and breakdown; regulation by nutrients and exercise"

Dr. Borsheim will discuss how muscle plays an essential role as the primary reservoir for amino acids to maintain needs in vital organs during catabolic periods, including between meals and in response to injuries. Intake of amino acids, specifically essential amino acids, stimulates muscle protein synthesis, and improves the net balance between synthesis and breakdown, specifically during aging and with pediatric burn injuries.

RSVP by March 17 to

The UConn School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This luncheon seminar is hosted by the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the CICATS Biostatistics Center, and The Kavli Foundation.


Cheryl Steciak,

Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (primary), Center on Aging, School of Medicine, UConn Health Master Calendar, UConn Master Calendar

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