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Randall Keyser, PhD, FACSM

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Biography

Dr. Keyser received his Ph.D. in applied physiology and experimental medicine from the University of Toledo and post-doctoral experience in cardiovascular disease at Harper Hospital, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He subsequently served as Chief of Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he investigated the influence of active muscle mass on cardiac regulation during maximum and sub maximal exercise in patients with cardiovascular disease.  He held faculty research and teaching positions at both Michigan State and Grand Valley State Universities at that time.  Dr. Keyser then led the development and implementation of the PhD in Physical Rehabilitation Science Program at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, where he served as its Director. He also served as the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, Director of Research and as the Director of the Medical School’s Exercise and Applied Physiology Core Laboratory in its NIH funded General Clinical Research Center.  Dr. Keyser is currently, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Science at George Mason University and holds a secondary appointment as a Clinical Investigator at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department.

Dr. Keyser’s research paradigm is based on a theoretical framework, which implicates two potentially different mechanisms limiting cardiorespiratory capacity versus fatigability. The conceptual hypothesis is that maximum cardiorespiratory capacity is limited by central circulatory oxygen delivery capacity whereas cardiorespiratory endurance (the inverse of fatigability) is limited by the peripheral muscles ability to extract oxygen from the blood.  Dr. Keyser’s work employs human subjects with a variety of chronic medical conditions to study the effects of their manifestations on cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory function. Information obtained from these studies informs the general understanding of human biology as well clinical applications of exercise and its use in the therapeutic plan. He has studied cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory function in people who have heart disease, HIV infection, complete and incomplete spinal cord injury, pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease, and systemic lupus erythematous. He has held grants and contracts from federal and private funding sources and is a frequent grant and manuscript reviewer. Dr. Keyser is on the editorial Review Board of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, the official journal of the American college of Sports Medicine, and has completed a ten-year term as an Associate Editor for that journal.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. 

University Service

  • Member, Academic Program Review Board, George Mason University, 2014-2016
  • Chairperson, Rehabilitation Science Departmental Representative, Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment Committee, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 2011-Present
  • Member, Search Committee For Inaugural Chairperson, Department of Rehabilitation Science, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 2010-2011
  • Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board, George Mason University, 2008-Present 
  • Member, Institutional Review Board, George Mason University, 2008-Present 
  • Chairperson, Promotion, Tenure and Reappointment Committee, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 2015-Present
  • Member, Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment Committee, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University, 2008-2010
  • Member, General Advisory Committee, General Clinical Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005-2007
  • Member, Executive Committee, General Research Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005-2007
  • Chairperson, Grievance Committee, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation  Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005 – 2007
  • Chairperson, Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2005 –2007
  • Representative, Faculty Assembly for Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2003-2007
  • Member, Educational Affairs Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2000-2002
  • Member, School of Medicine Council, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 2002
  • Member, Executive/Advisory Committee, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998-2002 
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee (Strategic Plan of 1997-2002), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997  
  • Treasurer, Faculty Practice/ Clinic Executive Committee/Board of Directors, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995-2002 
  • Chairperson, Research Committee, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, Baltimore, Maryland, 1998-2002
  • Member, Research Committee, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy, Baltimore, Maryland, 1995-2003
  • Member, Ad-Hoc Committee for the Development of a Ph.D.  Program in Physical Rehabilitation Science, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland (responsibilities reorganized and continued under Research Committee), 1995-1996
  • Member, Educational Affairs Committee, University of Maryland, School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy, Baltimore, Maryland, 1994-1995 

Community Service

Board of Directors and Offices Held

  • Member, Board of Directors, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1998-1995
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, 1990 - 1993
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kent County Division, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991-1994
  • Vice Chairman, Communications Committee (formerly Public Relations Committee) American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991-1992
  • Chairperson, Communications Committee, Kent County Division, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991-1993
  • Treasurer, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991-1993
  • Secretary, American heart Association of Michigan, 1993-1994
  • Vice President, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1994 - 1995
  • President Elect, Kent County Division, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1994 - 1995

Other Service

  • Member, Communication Committee, (Formerly Public Relations Committee), American Heart Association of Michigan, 1989 -1993
  • Member, Exercise and Cardiac Rehabilitation Committee, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1989 – 1994
  • Chairperson, Exercise and Cardiac Rehabilitation Committee, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991-1994
  • Member, Long Range Planning Task Force, American Heart Association of Michigan Communication and Program Subcommittees, 1991 - 1992
  • Member, Executive Committee, Kent County Division American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991 - 1994
  • Member, Education and Program Committee, American Heart Association of Michigan, 1991 - 1994
  • Member, Executive Committee, American Heart Association of Michigan National Committees< 1992-1995
  • Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Exercise and Youth, American College of Sports Medicine, 1992-1995
  • Member, Educational Materials Committee (Consultant Group) American College of Sports Medicine, 1993
  • Member, Professional Education Committee, America College of Sports Medicine (First Term), 1998-2004

National and International Journal Review 

  • Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation 
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Physician and Sports Medicine.
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Thorax
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Editorships and Editorial Review Boards 

  • Member, Review Board Member, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 1994-2001 
  • Member, Editorial Review Board Member, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2006-2007       
  • Associate Editor, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2007-2017
  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2017-present

Federal Grant Review Study Sections and Panels

  • Reviewer, (Ad-Hoc) Veteran's Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development Grants, 1996-1998  
  • Site Visitor, Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers Study Panel. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1998
  • Member, Study Panel: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1998
  • Member, Study Panel: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1999
  • Member, Formative Review Panel, Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 1999
  • Member, Study Panel: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2000
  • Member, Study Panel: Field Initiated Research and Development Projects, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2001
  • Member, Summative Review Panel, Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2002.
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2002
  • Member, Study Panel: Field Initiated Research and Development Projects, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2002
  • Site Visitor, Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers Study Panel (additional centers), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2003
  • Member, Study Panel: Field Initiated Research and Development Projects, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2003
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, 2003. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • Member, Study Panel: Field Initiated Research and Development Projects, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2004
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, 2004. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • Member, Study Panel : Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, 2005. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2006
  • Member, Study Panel: Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2006
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2007
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2008
  • Member, Study Panel:  Rehabilitation Research Training Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2009
  • Member, Study Panel:  Rehabilitation Research Training Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2010
  • Member, Study Panel:  Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation and Development Centers, 2011
  • Member, Study Panel:  Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2012
  • Site Visitor, Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2012
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Centers, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2013
  • Member, Study Panel: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 2014

Degrees

PhD, Applied Physiology, Minor in Experimental Medicine, University of Toledo

MS, Athletic Training and Exercise Science, Kent State University

BS, Health and Physical Education, Kent State University

Research

Research Interests

  • Applied Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fatigability
  • Exercise and Lupus
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Lung disease Exercise
  • SCI Exercise

Publications

Gollie, J.M., Herrick, J.E., Keyser, R.E., Chin, L.M.K., Collins, J.P., Shields, R.K., Panza, J.S., & Guccione, A.A. (2017). Fatigability, oxygen uptake kinetics and muscle deoxygenation in incomplete spinal cord injury during treadmill walking. Eur J Appl Physiol (ahead of print). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00 421-017-3685-y

Weinstein, A., Chin, L.M.K., Collins, J., Goel, D., Keyser, R.E., & Chan, L.E. (2017). Effect of Aerobic Exercise Training on Mood in People with Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 32(3), E49-E56.

Keyser, R.E., Christensen, E.J., Chin, L.M.K., Woolstenhulme, J.G., Drinkard, B., Quinne, A., Connors, G., Weir, N.A., Nathan, S.D., & Chan,  L.E. (2015). Changes in fatigability following intense aerobic exercise training in patients with interstitial lung disease. Respiratory Medicine, 109(4), 517-25.

Chin, L.M.K., Keyser, R.E., Dsurney, J., & Chan, L.E. (2015). Improved cognitive performance following aerobic exercise training in people with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(4), 754-9

Chin, L.M.K, Chan, L.E., Woolstenhulme, J.G., Christensen, E.J., Shenouda, C.N., & Keyser R.E. (20150). Improved cardiorespiratory fitness following aerobic exercise training in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma, 30(6), 382-90.

Keyser, R.E., Woolstenhulme, J.G., Chin, L.M.K., Nathan, S.D., Weir, N.A., Connors, G., Drinkard, B., Lamberti, J., & Chan, L.E. (2015). Cardiorespiratory Function Before and After Aerobic Exercise Training in Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 35, 47-55.

Weinstein, A.A., Chin, L.M.K., Keyser, R.E., Kennedy, M., Nathan, S.D., Woolstenhlme, J.G., Connors, G., Chan, L. (2013). Effect of aerobic exercise training on fatigue and physical activity in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Respiratory Medicine, 107, 778-784.

Chan, L.E., Chin, L.M.K., Kennedy, M., Wolstenhulme, J., Nathan, S., Weinstein, A.A., Connors, G., Weir, N., Drinkard, B., Lamberti, J., & Keyser, R.E. (2013). Benefits of intensive treadmill exercise training on cardiorespiratory function and quality of life in patients with pulmonary hypertension. Chest, 143(2), 333–34331.

Keyser, R.E., Russ, V., Kikdashi, J.A., & Handwerger, B.S. (2010). Exploratory Study on Oxygen Uptake On-kinetics During Treadmill Walking in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, 1402-9.

Drinkard, B.E., Keyser, R.E., Paul, S.M., Arena, R., Plehn, J., Yanovski, J.A., & Di Prospero, N.A. (2010). Aerobic Capacity and Idebenone Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Friedreich’s Ataxia. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, 1044-50.

Keyser, R.E. (invited) (2010). Peripheral Fatigue: High Energy Phosphates and Hydrogen Ions. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2, 347-358.

Finley, M.A., Keyser, R.E., Rasch, E.K., & Rodgers, M.M. (2004). The Biomechanics of Wheelchair Propulsion in Individuals with Upper Extremity Impairment. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 41(3b), 385-394.

Cade, W.T., Peralta L., & Keyser, R.E. (2004). Aerobic Exercise Dysfunction in Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Potential Link to Physical Disability. Physical Therapy, 84(7), 655-64.

Cade, W.T., Nabar, S.R., Keyser, R.E. (2004). Reproducibility of the Exponential Rise Technique of CO(2) Rebreathing for Measuring P(v)CO(2) and C(v)CO(2 )to Non-invasively Estimate Cardiac Output During Incremental, Maximal Treadmill Exercise. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 91, 669-76. Epub 2003 Dec 03.

Cade, W.T., Fantri, L.E., Nabar, S.R., Shaw, D.K., & Keyser, R.E. (2003). Impaired Oxygen On- Kinetics in Persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus is Not Due to Highly Active Retroviral Therapy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(12), 1831-1838.

Cade, W.T., Fantri, L.E., Nabar, S.R., Shaw, D.K., & Keyser, R.E. (2003). Decreased Peak Arteriovenous Oxygen Difference is Associated with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in Individuals Infected with HIV. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(7), 1108-1117.

Keyser, R.E, Rasch, E.K. Finley, M.A., & Rodgers, M.M. (2003). Effects of a Twelve-Week Home Exercise Program for Manual Wheelchair Users. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 40(6), 501-510.

Cade, W.T., Fantri, L.E., Nabar, S.R., & Keyser, R.E. (2003). Decreased Peak Arteriovenous Oxygen Difference During Treadmill Exercise in Individuals Infected with HIV. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 84(11), 1595-1603.

Cade, W.T., Peralta, L., & Keyser, R.E. (2002). Aerobic Capacity in Late Adolescents with HIV versus Controls Pediatric Rehabilitation, 5(3), 161-169.

Keyser, R.E., Flores, R.H., Cade, W.T., Kalappa, N., Rus, V., & Handwerger, B.S. (2003). Evidence for Aerobic Insufficiency in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Arthritis and Rheumatism (Arthritis Care and Research), 49(1), 16-22.

Rodgers, M.M., McQuade, K.J., Rasch, E.K., Keyser, R.E., & Finley, M.A. (2003). Upper Extremity Fatigue Related to Joint Power Shifts in Experienced Wheelchair Users and Non-wheelchair Users. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 40(1), 27-38.

Finley, M.A., Rodgers, M.M., & Keyser, R.E. (2002). Impact of Physical Exercise on Controlling Secondary Conditions Associated with Spinal Cord Injury. Neurology Report, 26(1), 21-31.

Finley, M.A., Rodgers, M.M., Rasch, E.K., Keyser, R.E., & McQuade, K.J. (2002). Reliability of Biomechanical Variables During Wheelchair Ergometry. Journal of Research Rehabilitation Research and Development, 39(1).

Rodgers, M.M., Keyser, R.E., Gardner, E.R., Gorman, P.H., & Russell, P.J. (2001). Influence of Training on Biomechanics of Wheelchair Propulsion. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 38(5), 505-11.

Keyser, R.E., Peralta, L., Cade, W.T., Miller, S., & Anixt, J. (2000). Functional Aerobic Impairment in Adolescents Seropositive for HIV: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 81, 1479-1484.

Keyser, R.E., Rodgers, M.M., & Gardner, E.R. (2001). Reliability of Cardiorespiratory Measurements During Wheelchair Ergometry. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 38(4), 423-30.

Rodgers, M.M., Keyser, R.E., Gardner, E.R., Russell, P.J., & Gorman PH. (2000). Influence of Trunk Flexion on Biomechanics of Wheelchair Propulsion. Rehabilitation Research and Development, 37, 283-295.

Keyser, R.E. Rodgers, M.M., Gardner, E.R., Russell, P.J. (1999). Oxygen Uptake During Maximum Graded Exercise Tests and Single Stage Fatigue Tests of Wheelchair Propulsion in Manual Wheelchair Users and the Able-Bodied. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80, 1288-1292.

Spate T.D., & Keyser, R.E. (1999). Effects of Exercise Intensity on the High Density Lipoprotein Profile. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 691-695.

Peterlin, M.F., Keyser, R.E, Andres, F.F., Sherman, G. (1998). Nonprescription Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Submaximal Exercise Responses. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 79, 827-831.

Leutholtz, B.C., Keyser, R.E, Heusner, W.W., Wendt, V.E., & Rosen, L. (1995). Exercise Training and Severe Caloric Restriction: Effect on Lean Body Mass in the Obese. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 76, 65-70.

Keyser, R.E, DeLaFuente, K., & McGee, J. (1993). Effects of Arm and Leg Cycle, Cross Training on Anaerobic Threshold and Heart Rate in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 74, 276-280.

Keyser, R.E, Leutholtz, B.C., Moberg, C.H., & Wendt, V.E. (1991). Adaptation of Asymptomatic Patients with Coronary Heart Disease to an Intense Training Stimulus. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 11, 378-385.

Keyser, R.E., Leutholtz, B.C., & Wendt, V.E. (1989). Impedance Cardiographic Indices of the Cardiac Inotropic State During Exercise in Men with Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of Applied Cardiology, 4(6), 541-548.

Keyser, R.E., Mor, D., & Andres, F.F. (1989). Cardiovascular Responses and Anaerobic Threshold for Bicycle and Arm-Ergometer Exercise. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 70, 687-691.

Keyser, R.E., Andres, F.F. , Warkentin, D., Greninger, L.O., & Morse, D.E. (1989). Test Sensitivity and Hemodynamic Responses Associated with Exercise Test Protocols in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Treadmill Testing and Arm-Cranking Speed. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 9, 145-154.

Keyser, R.E., Andres, F.F., Wojta D.A., & Gullett, S.L. (1988). Variations in Cardiovascular Response Accompanying Differences in Arm-Cranking Rate. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 69, 9441-145.

Book Chapter

Keyser, R.E., Chan, L.E., Woolstenhulme, J., Kennedy, M., Drinkard, B. (2011). Pulmonary Rehabilitation. In R.L. Braddom (Ed.), Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (4th ed.) Saunders: ISBN: 978-1-4377-0884-4

Grants

"Fatigability and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Adolescents and Young Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus," PNC Foundation/Trust. 2016–Present. Role: Principal Investigator. $50,000.

"Defining Meaningful Change and Thresholds," Department of Defense, Subaward with University of Miami, W81XWH-14-1-0613, HRPO Log Number A-18535.3c. 2015-2016. Role: Site Principal Investigator. $80,000.

"The NIH Exercise Therapy for Advanced Lung Disease Trials: Response and Adaptation to Aerobic Exercise in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: Initial Studies for Establishing Guidelines," NIH intramural research funds 1 Z01 CL060068-02 CC, (A.A.I. Chan, L.). Also adjunct PI on "Pilot Study Characterizing Aerobic Exercise in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." Pilot Study Characterizing Aerobic Exercise in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Inter-agency Personnel Assignment (IPA) Act agreement. Principal Investigator (adjunct with Chan, L., intramural-PI), 2007–2015.

"Effects of Treadmill Exercise Training on Aerobic Capacity, Fatigue and Physical Activity Tolerance in Warriors and Civilians with Mild to Moderate TBI," Contract NIH/WRAMC/USUHS. 2009-2013. Role: Principal Investigator. $301,154.

"Initial Clinical Research Studies of Persons with Pulmonary Hypertension," NIH Contract. Chan, L. (Principal Investigator), June 2007–August 2007. Role: Lead Associate Investigator. $3240.

"Exercise and Applied Physiology Core, General Clinical Research Center," NIH/NCRR. P.I. Reese, Albert, Dean SOM; GCRC Director Carol Tacket, 2004-2007. Role: Core Director.

"Task Oriented Exercise and Robotics in Neurological Disease. Aerobic Exercise Conditioning Project," Veterans Affairs Research and Development. Center of Excellence Grant. Macko, R. (Principal Investigator), 2005–2007. Role: Co-Investigator (Center Director Richard Macko). $4,153,100

"Training Grant in Rehabilitation Science," NICHD/NCMRR 1T32 HD041899. Rodgers, M.M. (Principal Investigator), 2002-2007. Role: Trainee Mentor. $713,847.

"Disability and Aerobic Capacity in SLE," NIH/NICHD/NCMRR R03HD39775. 2001-2003. Role: Principal Investigator. $100,000.

"Wheelchair Performance Measures for Young, Middle-Aged, and Elderly Manual Wheelchair Users," VA Merit Review Grant. Rodgers, M. (Principal Investigator), 1998-2001. Role: Co-Investigator. $393,100. 

"Evaluation of Aerobic Status in Females with SLE," University of Maryland School of Medicine Intramural Grant. 1997-1998. Role: Principal Investigator. $14,610.

"Wheelchair Propulsion and Effects of Exercise Intervention on Prevention of Long term Overuse Injuries," Veterans Affairs Merit Review Grant. Rodgers, M. (Principal Investigator), 1994-1997. Role: Co-Investigator. $293,000.

"Cardiovascular Physiology Research and Education Grant," Funding of all research, capital equipment, and staff since 1990. Balance held in Butterworth Foundation Restricted Fund 33472-3303000. Moberg, C.H. (Principal Investigator), 1990-1994. Average Amount Available for Direct Costs $150,150.

"Coronary Perfusion and Ischemic Responses During Arm Ergometer and Treadmill Testing," Butterworth In-House Research Grant. 1987. Role: Principal Investigator. $6,500.

"Studies on Left Ventricular Dysfunction (SOLVD): Exercise Substudy," NIH/NHLBI Grant # NO1HC555008. 1987-1992. A substudy of a five-year $50,000,000 nationwide, multicenter grant funding an investigation of an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor in the treatment and prevention of congestive heart failure in patients with left ventricular dysfunction. Role: Co-Investigator.

Honors & Awards

Fellow, 1989, American College of Sports Medicine

Alfred Soffer Research Award, 2011, American College of Chest Physicians

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