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Optimizing Human Performance

Bahram H. Arjmandi, PhD, RDN

Margaret A. Sitton Professor
Director, Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging

barjmandi@fsu.edu    850.645.1517  Vita

Get to know Dr. Arjmandi

Interests

I am interested in examining the role of nutrition as more than just a means to support one’s life. The father of medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” Therefore, I study the role of functional foods, bioactive compounds, and nutraceuticals in prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and conditions, such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, and osteoarthritis, in vitro,in vivo, and in clinical trials.

Education

All of my academic training has been interdisciplinary.

  • B.S. Nutritional Sciences & Food Chemistry (The Iranian Institute of Nutrition Sciences & Food Technology)
  • M.S. Industrial Microbiology (Department of Biology; Pittsburg State University)
  • Ph.D. Human Nutrition (Kansas State University)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology (University of Texas Health Sciences Center)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Published over 125 articles in refereed and interdisciplinary journals including:

  • Journal of Aging Research
  • Journal of  the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Journal of  Medicinal Food
  • Osteoporosis International
  • Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Journal of Nutrition Biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Menopause
  • Bone

Accomplishments

Scientific:

  • The first investigator to provide evidence for estrogen receptors in the gut to aid in calcium transport; demonstrate the efficacy of dried plum in protecting bone in the absence of estrogen; and the bone-protective effects of soy in ovarian hormone deficiency.

Academic (FSU):

  • (2014-2018) Chair/Co-Chair for the Aging and Chronic RIS for the American Society for Nutrition
  • (2009-Present) Center Director of the Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging at FSU
  • (2007-Present) Margaret A. Sitton Named Professor at FSU
  • (2006-2014) Chair of NFES at FSU
  • (2011-2015) Member of FSU Diversity and Inclusion Council
  • (2006-2013) Member of FSU Biomedical Advisory Committee

Examples of Other Achievements:

  • Have given at least twenty fully sponsored international talks on all continents (except Antarctica) plus numerous national talks

A DAY IN MY LIFE

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

STRENGTHS

Teaching Research Service Program Development Mentoring

Top 5 from “StrengthFinders”

Achiever – Satisfaction from being productive

Learner – Committed to continuous improvement

Input – A Craving to know more

Belief – Purpose is driven by strong core values

Activator – Talented in turning thoughts to action

FAMILY

I enjoy spending time outdoors in nature, as well as my time with family and friends. I also value and treasure my time with graduate students and  celebrate their achievements.

LANGUAGES

English
Persian

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“When you’re screwing up and nobody says anything to you anymore that means they’ve given up on you…you may not want to hear it but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you and want to make you better.”
– Randy Pausch

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