Prof. Dr. James Skinner (USA)

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Prof. Dr. James Skinner (USA)Prof. Dr. James Skinner (USA)
LANGUAGE FLUENCY: English, French, German, Spanish.
DEGREES: B.S. (Physical Education), University of Illinois, 1958; M.S. (Physical Education), University of Illinois, 1960; Ph.D. (Physical Education/Physiology), University of Illinois, 1963;

1967-70 Ass. Professor, Applied Physiology, Laboratory for Human Performance Research, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
1970-71 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Herzfunktionslabor, Lehrstuhl für Kreislaufforschung und Leistungsmedizin, Medizinische Universitätsklinik, Freiburg, West Germany
1970-77 Professeur Agrégé (Assoc. Prof.), Département d'Education Physique, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
1977-82 Professor, Faculty of Physical Education, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
1982-95 Professor and Director, Exercise and Sport Research Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1996-05 Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
2005- Professor Emeritus

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITES:
American College of Sports Medicine: 1979-80, President; 1984-93, Chair, Committee on International Relations; 1990-98, Chair, Organizing Committee, 1998 FIMS World Congress
Confederación Panamericana de Medicina del Deporte: 1994-99, Chair, Scientific Commission
International Council of Sport Science & Physical Education: 1994-00, Vice President, Scientific Services; 2001-02, Treasurer; 1996, Recipient, Philip Noel Baker Research Award; 2000, Recipient with HERITAGE Research Consortium, IOC President's Award for Biomedical Science
Fédération Internationale de Médecine du Sport (FIMS): 1998-2006, Member, Scientific Commission
YMCA of the USA: 1987-2007, Chair, National Medical Advisory Committee
Prof. Skinner is one of the five principal investigators of the HERITAGE Family Study, a large multi-center investigation of the role that genetic factors play in the response to training of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. He has been actively investigating the relationships between exercise, training and health for many years and has lectured in English, French, German and Spanish in 58 countries about these relationships.
Publications (as of July, 2007): 282 published and 2 in press (accepted).
Grants: >$50 million as principal investigator, co-principal investigator or member of executive committee.

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