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Stella L. Volpe, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM, is an assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, Director of Center for Nutrition in Sport and Human Performance, and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science, all at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Volpe arrived in the Fall of 1994 after completing a two-year National Institutes of Health, post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California at Berkeley, Department of Nutritional Sciences. She has a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She has an M.S. in Exercise Physiology/Cardiac Rehabilitation, and a Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, both from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Volpe is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Preventive and Rehabilitative Exercise Specialist and is also a Registered Dietitian. She primarily conducts human clinical research in the areas of mineral metabolism in exercise; obesity and weight loss; and body composition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM); a member of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the American Society of Clinical Nutrition, the American Dietetic Association, and its dietetic practice group, SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness, and Eating Disorder Nutritionists), the New York Academy of Sciences, the International Society of Exercise and Immunology, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society, and the Women's Sports Foundation.