Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Series: “Exploring Hypoxia as an Ergogenic Aid for Endurance Athletes”

Seminar Speaker: Dr. Jerome Dempsey, Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Host: Dr. Bill Sheel, Professor, UBC School of Kinesiology

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Lunch will be provided.

Dr. Jerome Dempsey is internationally recognized for his distinguished research career. To date he has 334 primary research publications. Many of these publications relate to basic mechanisms of the respiratory system (control of breathing, pulmonary mechanics, and alveolar-capillary gas exchange), while others relate to critical changes that occur during sleep, exercise, high altitude sojourn, thermal stresses, and other environmental stresses of the respiratory system. In addition, many of the publications report on studies on the integration of the respiratory system with cardiovascular, microcirculatory, and/or neural systems. Studies reported in these publications were funded by continuous National Institute of Health RO1, Merit and/or Specialized Center Awards from 1972 to 2012 for which he was the principal investigator. Recognition of his high quality research has been given by numerous awards such as the Citation Award for Scientific Contribution by the American College of Sports Medicine (1989), an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada (1990), and numerous honorary named lectureships including the prestigious APS Julius Comroe lectureship (2004) and the Bayliss-Starling Prize Lecture by the UK Physiologic Society (2012). A further testament to his scientific accomplishments include invitations to write major reviews on sleep, high altitude acclimatization, and exercise that were published in major journals. Finally, Dr. Dempsey’s recognized expertise resulted in editorship of the Journal of Applied Physiology from 2005 to 2011 and service on several editorial boards and National Institute of Health, American Heart Association, and other research grant review panels.

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