Editor's Bio

Ronald Terjung

Ronald Terjung has been Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine, and Senior Investigator, Dalton Cardio­vascular Research Center, at the University of Missouri since 1997. He earned his BS from Wheaton College, Wheaton Illinois in 1963, a MA from San Jose State College, in 1965, and completed his PhD in physiology from the University of Iowa, in 1970 under the direction of Dr. Charles M. Tipton. He then was a postdoctoral fellow for two years with Dr. John O. Holloszy at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Missouri. In 1972, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and the School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Illinois, and in 1977 became an Associate Profes­sor in the Department of Physiology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse New York, where he was promoted to full professor in 1984.

Terjung was a National Academy of Sciences Foreign Exchange and a Fogarty International Fellow. In 1989 he received an NIH MERIT Award, was honored with the Cybulski Medal for Scientific Distinction from the Polish Physiological Society, and received an honorary doctorate, Doctor honoris causa, by the Medical University, Bialystok Poland.  The American College of Sports Medicine recognized him with a Citation Award (1996) for his innovative research, scholarship, and professional service and a Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (2000).  In the same year, he received a Gold Chalk Award for outstanding service in the training and mentoring of graduate students and received the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence.  He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and reviews of research dealing with skeletal muscle, energy metabolism, cardiovascular function and remodeling and the acute and adaptive changes caused by physical activity.  His research activities have been continuously funded by NIH, through the NIAMS and the NHLBI, since 1975; the Local and National AHA; the MDA; the Poland-U.S. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Joint Fund II; and various private corporation grants.

Terjung has been a member of numerous research review and advisory commit­tees (NIH, AHA, NASA), has served on the Sports Medicine Council of the US Olympic Committee, Advisory Board of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute, and as Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine.  He has been Chair of the Environmental and Exercise Section of the APS; a member the Publications Committee and Book Committee of the APS; and a member of the International Union of Physiological Sciences Commission on Work and Exercise Physiology.  He has provided editorial service as Editor, Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews; and Section Editor of: 1) Control of Energy Metabolism. Handbook of Physiology: Exercise: Regulation & Integration of Multiple Systems, APS, 2) Exercise, Nutrition and Energy Metabolism. Macmillan, and 3) Advanced Textbook of Exercise Physiology. LW&W; and as Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physiology; and Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Physiology and Medicine and Sport in Science and Exercise; and now as Editor-in-Chief, Comprehensive Physiology.