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  • Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Associate Professor, Molecular Medicine
  • Adjuct Associate Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Associate Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
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Professional Service

  • Austrian Science Fund. Grant Reviewer. 12/2019 - present
  • Barth Syndrome Foundation. Grant Reviewer. 12/2019 - present
  • Frontiers in Endocrinology. Editor. 10/2019 - present
  • NIH Pennington COBRE P&F. Grant Reviewer. 07/2019 - present
  • Cold Spring Harbor Meeting: Mechanisms of Metabolic Signaling. Session Chair, Integrative Physiology . 05/2019 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Vitae 2019: The People, The Stories, The Research. University of Utah, 12/2019
  • Lipoquality Fellowship. International Conference on the Bioscience of Lipids, 06/2019
  • Driving Out Diabetes Initiative Award. Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, 10/01/2018
  • Visiting Professorship, School of Sport Sciences. Waseda University, 07/01/2018
  • HHP Outstanding Researcher Award, Nominee. East Carolina University, 09/01/2017
  • Pathway to Stop Diabetes - Advanced to Final Review. American Diabetes Association, 12/15/2015
  • Early Career Investigator Award. Kern Lipid Conference, 08/01/2013
  • Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01). NIDDK, 08/01/2013
  • Research Recognition Award. American Physiological Society, 11/01/2012
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32). NIDDK, 09/01/2012
  • Midwest Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship. American Heart Association, 01/01/2012
  • Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship. American Diabetes Association, 10/01/2011
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. University of Michigan, 06/01/2009

Affiliations

  • Diabetes & Metabolism Research Center, University of Utah (DMRC), Member, 09/01/2017 - present
  • American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Member, 01/01/2012 - present
  • American Physiological Society (APS), Member, 01/01/2008 - present
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA), Member, 01/01/2007 - present

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