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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


  • Basic Scientist

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
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Tracer methodology, muscle protein metabolism, University of Texas Medical Branch, 1999-2001

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, Tuvdendorj D., Borsheim E., Sharp CP., Zhang X., Barone CM., Chinkes DL., Wolfe RR. Amino Acid Availability Regulates the Effect of Hyperinsulinemia on Skin Protein Metabolism in Pigs. J Biol Chem 2015 July; 290(29):17776-83.
  • Journal Article, Sidossis LS., Porter C., Saraf MK., Borsheim E., Radhakrishnan RS., Chao T., Ali A., Chondronikola M., Mlcak R., Finnerty CC., Hawkins HK., Toliver-Kinsky T., Herndon DN. Browning of Subcutaneous White Adipose Tissue in Humans after Severe Adrenergic Stress.. Cell Metab 2015 August; 22(2):219-27.
  • Journal Article, Diaz EC., Herndon D., Porter C., Sidossis LS., Suman OE., Borsheim . Effects of pharmacological interventions on muscle protein synthesis and breakdown in recovery from burns. Burns 2015 June; 41(4):649-57.
  • Journal Article, Porter C., Hurren NM., Bhattarai N., Reidy PT., Dillon EL., Durham WJ., Tuvdendorj D., Sheffield-Moore M., Volpi E., Sidossis LS., Rasmussen BB., Borsheim . Mitochondrial respiratory capacity and coupling control decline with age in human skeletal muscle. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 2015 August; 309(3):E224-32.
  • 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, 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, 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.

Recent Grant Awards

  • Elisabet Borsheim ACHRI SAF Rec. Funds, ACHRI/ABI, 2013-07-01 00:00:00-2016-07-31 00:00:00
  • R56 submission-Phenotypic and Metabolic Characteristics in Early Childhood Leading to Obesity, NIH, R56DK107516, 2015-09-25 00:00:00-2016-08-31 00:00:00

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