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Elisabet Borsheim, Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
  • Associate Professor, College of Medicine


  • Developmental Nutrition

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-3053
    Fax: 501-364-2818
    Address: Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center
    15 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • B.Sc., Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 1988
  • Ph.D., Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 1998
  • B.Sc., University of Oslo, 1990
  • M.S., University of Oslo, 1992


  • Postdoctoral fellow, Exercise physiology. Health education. , Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, 1999-1999

Recent Honors

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Trainee Travel Award to attend the annual ACRT meeting in Washington, The Association for Clinical Research Training (ACRT), 2008
  • Advanced Scholar , Institute for Translational Sciences -Translational Research Scholars Program (TRSP), University of Texas Medical Branch , 2010

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Diaz, EC., Herndon, DN., Lee, J., Porter C., Cotter M., Suman OE., Sidossis LS., Borsheim E. Predictors of muscle protein synthesis after severe pediatric burns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Apr; 78(4):816-22.
  • Journal Article, Moura J., Borsheim E., Carvalho E. The Role of MicroRNAs in Diabetic Complications-Special Emphasis on Wound Healing. Genes 2014 Sept; 29(5):926-56.
  • Journal Article, Paulsen G., Hamarsland H., Cumming KT., Johansen RE., Hulmi JJ., Børsheim E., Wiig H., Garthe I., Raastad T . Vitamin C and E supplementation alters protein signalling after a strength training session, but not muscle growth during 10 weeks of training. J Physiol 2014 Dec; 592(24):5391-408.
  • Journal Article, Borsheim E,Herndon DN,Hawkins HK,Suman OE,Cotter M,Klein GL Pamidronate attenuates muscle loss after pediatric burn injury. J Bone Miner Res 2014 Jun 29 (6): 1369-72.
  • Journal Article, Hardee JP., Porter C., Sidossis LS., Borsheim E., Carson JA., Herndon DN., Suman OE. Early Rehabilitative Exercise Training in the Recovery from Pediatric Burn.. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2014 Sept; 46(9):1710-6.
  • Journal Article, Chondronikola M., Meyer WJ., Sidossis LS., Ojeda S., Huddleston J., Stevens P., Børsheim E., Suman OE., Finnerty CC., Herndon DN. Predictors of Insulin Resistance in Pediatric Burn Injury Survivors 24 to 36 Months Postburn. J Burn Care Res 2014 Sept-Oct; 35(5):409-15.
  • Journal Article, Paulsen, P., Cumming, K.T., Hamarsland, H., Børsheim, E., Berntsen, S., Raastad, T. Can supplementation with vitamin C and E alter physiological adaptations to strength training?. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil 2014 Jul; 6(28):1-12.
  • Journal Article, Porter, C., Herndon, D.N., Børsheim, E., Chao, T., Reidy, P., Borack, M., Rasmussen, B.B., Chondronikola, M., Saraf, M., Sidossis, L.S. Uncoupled skeletal muscle mitochondria contribute to hypermetabolism in severely burned adults. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2014 Sept; 307(5):E462-E467.
  • Journal Article, Chondronikola M., Volpi E., Børsheim E., Porter C., Annamalai P., Enerbäck S., Lidell M.E., Saraf M.K., Labbe S.M., Hurren N.M., Yfanti C., Chao T., Andersen CR., Cesani F., Hawkins H., Sidossis LS. Brown Adipose Tissue Improves Whole Body Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Sensitivity in Humans. Diabetes 2014 Dec; 63(12):4089-99.
  • Journal Article, Pedersen AN., Kondrup J., Borsheim E. Health effects of protein intake in healthy adults: a systematic literature review. Food Nutr Res 2013 57

Recent Grant Awards

  • Effect of amino acids on regional lipid metabolism SUPPLEMENT, NIH, 2013-08-01 00:00:00-2015-08-31 00:00:00
  • Elisabet Borsheim ACHRI SAF Rec. Funds, ACHRI/ABI, 2013-07-01 00:00:00-2016-07-31 00:00:00
  • Parent grant-Effect of Amino Acids on Regional Lipid Metabolism, NIH, 2013-07-22 00:00:00-2015-08-31 00:00:00

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