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BARBARA STOECKER NAMED TO OKLAHOMA HIGHER EDUCATION HALL OF FAME
Nutritional Sciences Regents Professor Barbara Stoecker has been selected for induction
into the 2016 Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. She is the Marilynn Thoma Chair
in the College of Human Sciences.
Stoecker’s research in the field of micronutrients and human health has earned her an international reputation. She has pioneered discoveries on daily requirements for the trace element chromium, as well as its role in lipid and insulin metabolism. Stoecker also led research in bone health that showed vitamin E supplementation protects against bone loss in the microgravity environment of space.