Irving named Fellow by the American College of Sports Medicine

Baton Rouge, LA -- Dr. Brian Irving, assistant professor at LSU's School of Kinesiology, was named Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), at their 65th annual meeting on June 1, 2018 in Minneapolis. ACSM Fellowship is an elite member status for long term professional members who have provided significant service to ACSM. These members have demonstrated high standards of professional development and commitment to the goals and long‑range activities of ACSM.

Dr. Brian Irving presented ACSM Fellow

LSU School of Kinesiology's Dr. Brian Irving (fourth from the left) is named Fellow by the American College of Sports Medicine.

According to ACSM, the Fellowship recognizes professional achievement and competence in the related disciplines of sports medicine via education, published works, professional practice and a demonstrated interest in and/or contribution to the goals of sports medicine. 

Irving is a PhD trained exercise physiologist, with advanced training in i) endocrinology and metabolism, ii) skeletal muscle physiology, and iii) stable-isotope methodologies.  He joined the LSU faculty in August 2015 after serving three years as the founding director of the Geisinger Obesity Institute’s Metabolic Phenotyping Laboratory.  Prior to joining the Geisinger Obesity Institute, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

His laboratory is interested in developing a more thorough understanding of the short- and long-term metabolic and proteomic adaptions to exercise, dietary, medical interventions in young and old adults at risk for or with cardiometabolic diseases. Specifically, he is interested in skeletal muscle adaptations that provide protection against cardiometabolic diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and peripheral vascular disease).  Irving's laboratory is also interested in understanding the independent and combined effects of prolonged sitting and physical inactivity have on skeletal muscle and whole-body physiology as well as identifying mechanisms of exercise intolerance and functional impairment in overweight/obese older adults.

About SOK
The LSU School of Kinesiology (SOK) advances the understanding of physical activity, sport, and health to optimize the quality of life for diverse populations through excellence in teaching, learning, discovery, and engagement. SOK offers a BS, MS, Online MS, PhD, and two certificate options. Graduates go on to successful careers in the health and fitness industry, corporate wellness, sport agencies and businesses, athletic administration, and K-12 educational settings. SOK is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

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About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

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