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K-State Today

June 16, 2016



Kinesiology professor named fellow of American Physiological Society

By Division of Communications and Marketing

Timothy Musch, professor of kinesiology in the College of Human Ecology, has been named a fellow of the American Physiological Society, or APS, a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences.

The designation as a fellow of the APS recognizes Musch for his demonstrated meritorious research in cardiovascular and exercise physiology, scientific and professional accomplishments and outstanding leadership and service to the society. The designation of fellow will remain valid for the duration of Musch's membership.

"It has been an honor to be able to serve the APS and my colleagues in the scientific field of physiology," Musch said. "It also is extremely special to me to be recognized by my peers and the APS for my contributions by bestowing me the rank of fellow within the organization."

Musch has been a member of APS for 40 years and just completed serving as the national chair of the Environmental and Exercise Physiology, or EEP, section of the organization. He also has served the APS and the EEP section as a Councillor for Exercise Physiology and he has served on many national committees including the Public Affairs Committee, Education Committee, Exercise Models Planning Committee, the Committee on Committees and recently as chair of the national Animal Care and Experimentation Committee.

More than 190 of his scientific publications have appeared in peer-reviewed journals along with two book chapters including the "Resource Book for Animal Exercise Protocols" published by the APS in 2006. Of these articles, more than half — 92 publications — were published in APS journals.

After joining K-State as an associate professor in 1993, Musch became professor of kinesiology, and anatomy and physiology in 1996. He is co-director of the Musch/Poole Clarenburg Cardiorespiratory Research Laboratory, where he is investigating the biological and physiological mechanisms that contribute to the large decrements in exercise capacity that are found in individuals with chronic heart failure.

In addition to his research, Musch teaches undergraduate, graduate and professional curriculum courses in the College of Human Ecology and the College of Veterinary Medicine at K-State.

Musch received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in physical education from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Musch also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.

Among his many awards, Musch was the recipient of the K-State Presidential Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 1998 and in 2013 he received the prestigious national Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award from the APS.