J. DAVID SYMONS, PhD

Curriculum Vitae Biosketch

J. DAVID SYMONS, PhD portrait
  • Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
  • Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine
  • Investigator, Molecular Medicine Program

Biography

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
  • Master of Science, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
  • Bachelor of Science, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biosciences Division, Environmental Physiolog, Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. Project: Downsview Ontario, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis; Davis, California

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Mentor Award. University of Utah, College of Health, 01/2013
  • University of Utah, College of Health, Outstanding Researcher Award. 07/2011
  • University Professor Award, Finalist. University of Utah, 01/2010
  • Elected Fellow, Cardiovascular Section. American Physiological Society, 01/2006
  • Established Professional/Research Career Enhancement Awards. American Physiological Society, 2000
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/2000
  • Scientist Development Award. American Heart Association, 01/2000
  • Research Career Enhancement Award. American Physiological Society, 01/2000
  • Visiting Scholar Award . American College of Sports Medicine, 01/2000
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1999
  • New Investigator Award. Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, 01/1999
  • Recognition for outstanding commitment and participation in mentorships for undergraduate researchers in Agriculture, Letters, and Science Program. University of California, Davis, 01/1998
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1998
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1997
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1996
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1995
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1994
  • Elected Fellow. American College of Sports Medicine, 01/1993
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1993
  • Recognition for outstanding commitment and participation in mentorships for undergraduate researchers in Agriculture, Letters, and Science Program. University of California, Davis , 01/1993
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1992
  • Research Travel Award. Academic Federation, 01/1991
  • Young Investigator Travel Award. American Heart Association, 01/1989

Biography

1990-94 Assistant Research Physiologist Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine University of California, Davis; Davis, California

1994-95 Senior Research Scientist Department of Cardiovascular Pharmacology Alliance Pharmaceutical Corporation; San Diego, California

1995-2001 Assistant Adjunct Professor Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine University of California, Davis; Davis, California

2001-05 Assistant Professor University of Utah, College of Health, Department of Exercise Sport Science; Salt Lake City, Utah

2006-Present Professor University of Utah, College of Health, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology; Salt Lake City, Utah

2007-Present Adjunct Associate Professor University of Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes; Salt Lake City, Utah

2013-Present Professor, University of Utah, College of Health, Kinesiology 

2014-Present Investigator, University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program

After my second postdoctoral fellowship I was appointed to the faculty in the School of Medicine at UC Davis until I moved to the University of Utah in 2001. I have a primary appointment in the College of Health and adjunct appointments in the Department of Nutrition and Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes.

Languages

  • English, fluent.