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K-State Today

July 11, 2017



University distinguished professor to receive Honor Award from American Physiological Society

By Chelsi Medved

University Distinguished Professor Tim Musch

Tim Musch, university distinguished professor of kinesiology, and anatomy and physiology, was selected for the 2018 Honor Award from Environmental and Exercise Physiology, or EEP, section of the American Physiologic Society.

This award reflects Musch's stature in the field and his contributions to the EEP section. The Honor Award recognizes a previous or current primary member of the EEP section who is 60 years of age or older and has made significant research contributions to the scientific advancement of environmental, exercise, thermal or applied physiology while making significant contributions to enhancing the objectives of the section.

Musch received his bachelor's and master’s degrees in physical education from the University of California, Berkeley in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1981, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiovascular research from Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, in 1984.

Throughout his lifetime Musch has been honored with various awards and recognitions including the National New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, an Award for Outstanding Contributions with the American Heart Association, K-State University's Presidential Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Arthur C. Guyton Educator of the Year Award, APS-Journal of Applied Physiology: Top Manuscript Reviewer, Citation Award which is the second highest award given by American College of Sports Medicine, and the Zoetis Research Award for Excellence in Research from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Today, Musch teaches exercise physiology on the Manhattan campus and is the co-director of the Cardiorespiratory Exercise Research Laboratory. His research interests include coronary heart disease and chronic heart failure. Next year, Musch will receive his award at the Experimental Biology meeting during the Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section Awards Reception.