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July 6, 2017

Kinesiology professor earns distinguished lectureship award from the American Physiological Society

Submitted by Chelsi Medved

Professor David C. Poole

David C. Poole, professor of exercise physiology and co-director of the Cardiorespiratory Exercise Laboratory in the kinesiology, and anatomy and physiology departments, will receive the Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship Award from the Environmental and Exercise Physiology, or EEP, section of the American Physiological Society.

The award and lecture will be presented at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego in April 2018. The award recognizes an eminent research scholar who has made meritorious contributions to the areas of environmental, exercise, thermal or applied physiology and who also is an outstanding public speaker.

Poole's research examines the limitations in the oxygen transport pathway especially at the muscle microcirculatory level. This work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years. Discoveries made by Poole and his colleagues and students have helped inspire and drive major clinical trials advancing novel therapeutic treatments to reduce morbidity and mortality in heart failure patients in the U.S. and worldwide. This work also is germane to understanding the limitations to athletic performance and the exercise intolerance that develops with aging. He has authored three books and numerous chapters in major academic textbooks and regularly presents his work before national and international scientific audiences.

Poole began his higher education in England, where he earned his bachelor's degree with honors in applied physiology and sports science from Liverpool Polytechnic. His master's degree and doctorate are from University of California, Los Angeles in kinesiology specializing in physiology. He was awarded the higher Doctor of Science in physiology from John Moores University in Liverpool, which recognized his outstanding contributions to the field. He was the first recipient of that award, which was conferred by the British first lady, Cherie Booth Blair.

Poole's career is filled with recognition and awards — in grants, for research and, most importantly, for his teaching and research with students. He is extensively published with more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Circulation Research, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Respiration Physiology and Neurobiology, European Journal of Applied Physiology, American Journal of Physiology and the Journal of Applied Physiology. This work has been cited more than 14,000 times in the scientific literature as well as featured on television, newspaper articles and syndicated radio networks.