H. Fred Downey
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H. Fred Downey received the Ph.D. Degree in Biophysics from the University of Illinois in 1968. He served as Assistant Professor of Physiology at University of Illinois; Assistant and Associate Professor of Physiology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; and since 1985, Professor of Integrative Physiology at University of North Texas Health Science Center.  There Dr. Downey was appointed Regents Professor in 2004.  His research has focused on coronary physiology, myocardial protection, adaptation to intermittent hypoxia, and on lymphatic effects of osteopathic manipulative therapy.   Dr. Downey has published more than 120 peer reviewed reports of research supported by the NIH, American Heart Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. He has taught medical physiology since 1968 and has trained numerous graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.