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Center for Recovery, Physical Activity & Nutrition (CeRPAN)

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Dept. of Nutrition & Metabolism
School of Health Professions
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1124

O: SHP 2.250N
P: 409-772-2578
F: 409-772-2577

Nutrition and Metabolism Faculty

Dr. Doug Paddon-Jones

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, FACSM

Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health

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301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1124

P: 409-772-3073

Research Interests

Muscle physiology, protein metabolism, sarcopenia, physical inactivity


Dr. Paddon-Jones is the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging. Research efforts focus on the regulation of muscle mass and function in healthy and clinical populations.

Grants & Funding

  • RO1 NR012973-01 Paddon-Jones (PI) 10/11 - 12/17
    • Grantor: NIH/NINR
    • Study: Preserving muscle mass and function in bedridden older adults.
    • Objective: The goal of this study is to reduce the negative consequences of physical inactivity and promote rehabilitation in aging muscle.
  • Dairy Research Institute Paddon-Jones (PI) 09/12-12/16
    • Grantor: National Dairy Council
    • Study:Whey protein, aging and physical inactivity
    • Objective: The goal of this study is to determine if whey protein supplementation can preserve muscle mass and function during inactivity.
  • U01AR071150 Rasmussen (PI) 12/16-12/21
    • Grantor: NIH
    • Study: Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity in Humans, Adult Clinical Center
    • Objective: The goal is to assemble a comprehensive map of the molecular changes that occur in response to movement and relate these changes to the benefits of physical activity.
    • Role: Clinical research core leader
  • P30 AG024832 Volpi (PI) 06/10-04/20
    • Grantor: NIH/NIA
    • Center: UTMB Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Center
    • Objective: The goals of this center grant is to support basic and clinical research on ways for elderly Americans to lead a more independent life for as long as possible. The center is focused on translating basic findings of muscle biology in aging to improve functional outcomes and recovery from illness in older adults.
    • Role: Co-Investigator, Co-leader: Clinical Research Resource Core

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