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

Professional Service

  • Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society. Role: Session Chairperson. Experimental Biology 2017 Chicago; Chair of Symposium titled Autophagy and Nitric Oxide Regulation. 01/2017 - present
  • American Journal of Physiology. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • Endocrinology and Metabolism. Editorial Board. 01/2015 - present
  • American Physiological Society (APS). Cardiovascular Section Fellowship Committee. 01/2014 - 12/2016
  • American Heart Association. Role: Moderator. Professional Organization Leadership: Student Research Roundtable Meeting. 01/01/2003 - 01/01/2003
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research. Role: Faculty Sponsor & Student Mentor. Professional Organization Leadership. 01/01/2003 - 01/01/2003
  • National Conferences on Undergraduate Research. Role: Moderator. Professional Organization Leadership. 01/01/2003 - 01/01/2003
  • American Physiological Society. Role: Faculty Mentor. Professional Organization Leadership: Minority Travel Fellows Program. 01/01/2003 - 01/01/2003
  • Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. Grant Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Medical Research Council of Canada. External Grant Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • AHA Western States Affiliate. Grant Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Cell Death and Disease. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Heart and Vessels. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Cardiovascular Diabetologia. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Scientific Reports. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Nutrition Research. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Chinese Journal of Physiology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Life Sciences. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Experimental Physiology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Journal of Physiology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • British Journal of Pharmacology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Cardiovascular Research. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Diabetologia. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • American College of Cardiology. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • American College of Sports Medicine. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Journal of the American Heart Association (AHA). Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Journals of the American Physiological Society (APS). Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • American Diabetes Association. Journal Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Grant Reviewer. 01/2001 - present
  • Veterans Affairs Merit Review. External Grant Examiner. 01/2001 - present
  • American College of Sports Medicine. Role: Member. Professional Organization Leadership: Southwest Chapter, Student Award Committee. 01/01/2000 - 01/01/2003
  • University of California, Davis. Role: Member. Internal Service at Previous Institutions: Exercise Science Graduate Group Educational Policy Committee. 01/01/2000 - 01/01/2001
  • Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Professional Organization Leadership. 01/01/2000 - 01/01/2000
  • American Heart Association. Role: Member. Professional Organization Leadership: Western States Affiliate, Student Research Fellowship Award Committee. 01/01/1999 - 01/01/2003
  • University of California, Davis. Role: Member. Internal Service at Previous Institutions: Exercise Science Graduate Group Admissions Committee. 01/01/1999 - 01/01/2001
  • American Heart Association. Role: Moderator. Professional Organization Leadership: Student Research Roundtable Meeting. 01/01/1997 - 01/01/2001
  • Medical Research Council of Canada. Role: External Reviewer. Professional Organization Leadership. 01/01/1994 - 01/01/1995
  • University of California, Davis. Role: Mentor. Internal Service at Previous Institutions: Mentorships in Research in Arts, Letters, and Sciences Program. 01/01/1993 - 01/01/2001
  • University of California, Davis. Role: Moderator. Internal Service at Previous Institutions: Undergraduate Research Conference. 01/01/1993 - 01/01/2001
  • American Heart Association. Role: Mentor. Professional Organization Leadership: Student Research Fellowships (1-2 students per year, 40 hrs week, 10-12 weeks). 01/01/1988 - present

Internal Service

  • Seminars in Metabolism . Guest Lecture, 01/2017 - 01/2017. Department service.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium. Moderator, 01/2017 - 01/2017. Other service.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium. Moderator, 01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Chair, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology RPT Committee . 01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee for the Department Nutrition and Integrative Physiology . 01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Chair Search Committee for the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. 01/2016 - present. Department service.
  • Diabetes and Metabolism Center Retreat . Moderator, 01/2016 - present. University service.
  • Nephrology Division . Guest Lecture, 01/2016 - 01/2016. Department service.
  • Diabetes and Metabolism Center. Poster Judge, 01/2016 - 01/2016. Department service.
  • Utah Vascular Research Laboratory Colloquium . Guest Lecture, 01/2016 - 01/2016. Department service.
  • Seminars in Metabolism . Guest Lecture, 01/2016 - 01/2016. Department service.
  • Center on Aging Research Retreat . Guest Lecture, 01/2016 - 01/2016. Department service.
  • Chair, College Council Committee . 01/2015 - present. College service.
  • Department: Curriculum Committee - prime task is to address redundancy, inconsistency, and incompleteness of Exercise Physiology curriculum for Exercise Science and Exercise Physiology tract undergraduate students. Volunteer, 01/01/2003 - present. Department service.
  • Department: Honors College Committee - prime task is to design curriculum, address feasibility, for an ESS Honors College degree. Volunteer, 01/01/2003 - present. Department service.
  • College: "Social" - examples of laboratory research and internship opportunities presented. Participant, 01/01/2003 - 01/01/2003. College service.
  • Department: Lectures by Dr. Dan McKirnan (Collateral Therapeutics Corporation, San Diego; to ESS 4310/6310 class) and Dr. Paul Thomas (University of Wyoming; to Graduate Seminar). Organizer, 01/01/2003 - 01/01/2003. Department service.
  • Department: Faculty Search Committee. Member, 01/02/2002 - 01/01/2003. Department service.
  • College: Lecture by Dr. Ira Jacobs. Organizer, 01/01/2002 - 01/01/2002. College service.
  • Department: Lecture by Dr. Charles Stebbins. Organizer, 01/01/2002 - 01/01/2002. Department service.
  • Division: Lecture by Dr. Ira Jacobs. Organizer, 01/01/2002 - 01/01/2002. Other service.
  • University of Utah Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee. 01/2001 - present. University service.
  • College of Health Realignment Committee . 01/2001 - present. College service.
  • Exercise and Sport Science Graduate Student Selection Committee. 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • Exercise and Sport Science Curriculum Streamlining Committee. 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • Exercise and Sport Science Student award Committee. 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • Exercise and Sport Science RPT Committee . 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • Chair Search Committee for the Exercise and Sport Science Department. 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee for the Exercise and Sport Science Department. 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • UU Research Committee. Grant Reviewer, 01/2001 - present. University service.
  • UU VP for Research. Grant Reviewer, 01/2001 - present. University service.
  • UU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Grant Reviewer, 01/2001 - present. University service.
  • UU Center on Aging. Grant Reviewer, 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • UU COH Research Committee. Grant Reviewer, 01/2001 - present. College service.
  • Mock study section member for grants submitted by RHSCI 7020 Principles of Clinical Research II (UU Physical Therapy students). Grant Reviewer, 01/2001 - present. Department service.
  • College of Health Research Committee. 01/2001 - present. College service.
  • University of Utah Research Committee. 01/2001 - present. University service.
  • University of Utah Graduate Research Fellowship Committee. 01/2001 - present. University service.
  • Department: Faculty Search Committee. Member, 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2002. Department service.
  • Department: Graduate Student Admissions Committee. Member, 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2002. Department service.
  • Department: Review of Athletic Training Education Program Probation Policy. Assistant, 01/01/2001 - 01/01/2001. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Community Service: Non-Patient Care. 01/01/1995 - 01/01/1996

Outreach

  • Science Fair Kickoff Night, Trailside Elementary School. 01/2014 - present

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