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
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
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.