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Fisher elected Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine

December 8, 2015

Gordon  Fisher, PhDGordon Fisher, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Human Studies and associate scientist in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), has been named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the most prestigious distinction within ACSM, which is dedicated to “advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.” This honor recognizes Dr. Fisher’s notable professional achievements as well as his enthusiastic participation with the ACSM and desire to become even more actively involved. Dr. Fisher and other newly elected Fellows will be recognized at the ACSM’s 63rd Annual Meeting, to be held in spring 2016 in Boston.

Dr. Fisher’s main research interest is focused on better understanding the role of diet and exercise for preventing or improving cardiometabolic health outcomes. He is specifically interested in determining the role in which mitochondrial bioenergetics dysfunction, excess reactive oxygen species production, and low-grade chronic inflammation contribute toward the pathogenesis of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.