Norman Pollock

Associate Professor

Norman Pollock

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Bio

Dr. Norman Pollock is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics with training in clinical nutrition, bone biology, endocrinology, and biostatistics. He conducts nutrition interventions in populations at risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Education

  • Ph.D., Foods, Nutrition, and Related University of Georgia, 2008

  • BSFCS, Dietetics/Dietitian University of Georgia, 2002

  • BSE, Health Teacher Education University of Georgia, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • 2016 Emily Quinn Pou Professional Achievement Award University of Georgia, 2016

  • 2012 ASBMR Travel Award for the study: Pollock NK, Gower BA, Wenger K, Allison JD, Davis CL. Effects of aerobic exercise on carboxylated and undercarboxylated forms of osteocalcin and their relationship to exercise-induced changes in insulin sensitivity and visceral and total body fat in overweight children ASBMR, 2012

  • 2012 Outstanding Young Clinical Science Faculty Award Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, 2012

  • NIH Pediatric Research Extramural Award 2012

  • 2011 ABMR Young Investigator Award for the study: Pollock NK, Bernard PJ, Gower BA, Wenger K, Misra S, Allison JD, Davis CL. Dose-response effect of vigorous aerobic exercise on bone turnover, insulin sensitivity, and adiposity in obese children: A randomized controlled trial ABMR, 2011

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Phylloquinone Intake Is Associated with Cardiac Structure and Function in Adolescents., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Obese Versus Normal-Weight Late-Adolescent Females have Inferior Trabecular Bone Microarchitecture: A Pilot Case-Control Study., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Zinc Supplementation Does Not Alter Indicators of Insulin Secretion and Sensitivity in Black and White Female Adolescents., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Insulin Resistance and the IGF-I-Cortical Bone Relationship in Children Ages 9-13 Years., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Whole-body Vibration Mimics the Metabolic Effects of Exercise in Male Leptin Receptor Deficient Mice, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Norman Pollock's research focuses on the role of vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent proteins on glucose and lipid metabolism, which may have implications for diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Professional Service

  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Bone 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • BoneKey 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Calcified Tissue International 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer