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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
  • M.S., University of Oslo, 1992
  • B.Sc., University of Oslo, 1990


  • 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, 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, 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, Pedersen AN., Kondrup J., Borsheim E. Health effects of protein intake in healthy adults: a systematic literature review. Food Nutr Res 2013 57
  • Journal Article, Porter C., Borsheim E., Sidossis LS. Does adipose tissue thermogenesis play a role in metabolic health?. J Obes 2013 2013:204094.
  • Journal Article, Porter C., Cotter M., Diaz EC., Jennings K., Herndon DN., Borsheim E. Amino acid infusion fails to stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis up to 1 year after injury in children with severe burns. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2013 Jun; 74(6):1480-5.
  • Journal Article, Porter C., Herndon DN., Sidossis LS., Borsheim E. The impact of severe burns on skeletal muscle mitochondrial function. Burns 2013 Sep; 39(6):1039-47.
  • Journal Article, Porter C., Hurren NM., Herndon DN., Borsheim E. Whole body and skeletal muscle protein turnover in recovery from burns. Int J Burns Trauma 2013 3(1):9-17.
  • Journal Article, Elijah IE., Borsheim E., Maybauer DM., Finnerty CC., Herndon DN., Maybauer MO. Role of the PPAR-alpha agonist fenofibrate in severe pediatric burn. Burns 2012 Jun; 38(4):481-6.
  • Journal Article, Borsheim E., Chinkes DL., McEntire SJ., Rodriguez NR., Herndon DN., Suman OE. Whole body protein kinetics measured with a non-invasive method in severely burned children.. Burns 2010 Nov; 36(7):1006-12.

Recent Grant Awards

  • Borsheim F&A Match, ACHRI, 2014-10-01 00:00:00-2015-06-30 00:00:00
  • 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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