Inside the New Executive Health Lab
August 1, 2012 — The Integrated Nutrition Sciences Research Laboratory at 3711 Market Street, Directed by Dr. Stella L. Volpe, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences, has been busy lately with the the addition of new equipment. Dr. Juan Muniz, who recently joined the Nutrition Sciences Department in the role of Assistant Research Professor, will additionally serve as Manager of the Executive Health Lab. Dora Lopez, a laboratory technician, has also contributed to the lab’s expansion, adding to the services and research opportunities that the Executive Health Lab can provide to the Drexel community.
In addition to the increasing amount of student and faculty research that is conducted in the lab, it will also house some of the newly-established Executive Health Program’s research efforts. The lab has the personnel and equipment to measure metabolic rate, bone mineral density, body composition, as well as blood measures of hormones, vitamins, minerals, hydration levels and other biomarkers. Dr. Stella Volpe said, “The goal is to increase research to provide services to Drexel, the community and athletes.” Dr. Volpe, a lifelong athlete with a particular love for ice hockey said, “I would love to test the team members of the Philadelphia Flyers!”