East Carolina University professor John Drake of management information systems in the College of Business published “The Importance of Individual Characteristics on Consideration Sets,” in the Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research.
Many weight loss diets are extremely unhealthy and leave dieters poorly nourished, East Carolina University nutrition science professor Dr. Roman Pawlak said in his new book, “Healthy Diets without Secrets.”
The book provides science-based reasoning for eating healthy, identifies diets that should be avoided and outlines the principles of healthy eating.
“I wanted to clarify diet myths and give people evidenced-based guidelines on what they should be eating,” said Pawlak.
Pawlak said that diets which emphasize eating only certain food are not healthy. “Most of these diets are based on little to no factual nutrition information,” he said.
Pawlak said he’s aware that some health professionals recommend eating smaller meals more frequently because it slightly increases metabolic rate. “But people who eat more frequently have much higher risk for colorectal cancer, and thus, such dietary advice violates the ‘do not harm’ principle,”he said.
The book also offers health and diet suggestions for health conditions like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis.
Department of Nutrition Science dietetic program director Sylvia Escott-Stump, former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, wrote the book’s introduction.
Unless fluent in Polish, American dieters eager to follow Pawlak’s advice might have to wait until the book is translated, sometime in the near future Pawlak said. It was printed in Polish and released to major books stores throughout Poland in July. He is now working on an English translation of this third book, “In Defense of Vegetarianism.”
Pawlak is associate professor of nutrition science in the College of Human Ecology. He holds a master’s in human nutrition from Andrews University in Michigan and a doctorate in nutrition and food systems from the University of Southern Mississippi. Pawlak is a registered dietitian.
For additional information, contact Pawlak at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-328-2350.
Brody School of Medicine faculty members Kathryn Kolasa and Annette Peery published “Mini-med school: Developing partnerships with the community and between health professions and students” in the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship.
The article provides an overview of the Mini Med School at the Brody School of Medicine, with details on the Mini Med School Health Fair, which included family medicine residences, medical and nursing students as well as participants of the mini med school.
The article is available online at http://jces.ua.edu/vol-4-no-2-journal-of-community-engagement-and-scholarship-page-61-mini-med-school-developing-partnerships-with-the-community-and-between-health-professions-and-students/.
Several faculty members in the College of Business have reported publications this summer.
Management professors Shanan Gibson and Michael Harris published “Comparison of Ethical Behavior: Individual Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Entrepreneurs,” in the Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics. Gibson published “The Influence of Strategic Focus and Gender on Performance: An Examination of Small Businesses,” in the Journal of Small Business Strategy.
Marketing and Supply Chain Management professor Stacey Robinson published, “Shopping, Gambling or Shambling: An Introduction to Penny Auctions” in the Journal of Business Research; and “Worth Waiting for: Increasing Satisfaction by Making Consumers Wait” in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.
East Carolina University business professor Mauro Falasca (Marketing and Supply Chain Management) has published two articles: “A two-stage procurement model for humanitarian relief supply chains,” in the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management and “”Helping a Small Development Organization Manage Volunteers More Efficiently,” in the journal, Interfaces.