Dr. Richardson is the Marjorie Rosenblatt Goodman and Jack Goodman Family Professor of Geriatrics in the University of Utah School of Medicine and Professor, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health. Additionally, he is the Associate Director for the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. Dr. Richardson is the founder and Director of the Utah Vascular Research Laboratory (UVRL) for which the major mission is to elucidate the impact of age and age-related disease on skeletal muscle vascular and metabolic control / function with a strong emphasis on the implications for physical function and mobility. Dr. Richardson has worked on a wide variety of integrative physiologic studies for over 25 years. Throughout this time period he has been continuously externally funded and successfully mentored well over 30 people at the Graduate and Post Doctoral level. The unique environment that has evolved as a consequence of these experiences and the highly collaborative nature of the University of Utah has contributed to success of Dr. Richardson and the UVRL.