George Liepa Sigma XI Speaker Series

The George Liepa Sigma Xi Annual Speaker Series Endowed Fund at Eastern Michigan University presents:

Dr. Stefan M. Pasiakos, "Leveraging Nutritional Science to Optimize Soldier Health and Performance" [PDF]

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  • Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7–8 p.m. in The Student Center Auditorium 

  • Click Here to watch a recording of Dr. Stafan M Pasiakos talk. 

Dr. Stefan M Pasiakos is a Research Physiologist and Chief of the Military Performance Division at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), where he leads a diverse research program and scientific team to develop evidenced-based solutions to limit musculoskeletal injuries, accelerate return to duty, and optimize physical and behavioral performance in training and operational environments. Dr. Pasiakos received his PhD in Nutritional Science in 2008 from the University of Connecticut and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Military Nutrition Division (MND) at USARIEM in 2012 as a U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer. From 2012 to 2021, Dr. Pasiakos led a multi-disciplinary research program in the MND to define Warfighter protein requirements and develop targeted dietary strategies that sustain readiness and enhance performance. His academic interests include muscle physiology, dietary protein, human performance, and bioenergetics of exercise metabolism, and has more than 120 peer-reviewed, open-literature scientific articles in those scientific domains. Dr. Pasiakos is a member of the American Society for Nutrition, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Associate Editor for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, and Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Nutrition. 


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For more information please contact the Graduate School at 734.487.0042 or [email protected]. This event is free and open to the public.



Dr. George Liepa
Dr. George Liepa

The George Liepa Sigma XI Speaker Series Endowed Fund was established in 2011 in memory of Dr. George Liepa [PDF]. George was an active campus member of Sigma Xi, a professor of human nutrition and a department head in the College of Health and Human Services.

When the Graduate Research Fair was created, it was his idea to have a science-related speaker present at the end of the day. George secured funding from Sigma Xi National to start the event and was a key figure in helping to select the annual speaker as well as marketing the event to EMU students, faculty and local high schools.


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