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2018 ACSM Election

Trustee Candidate: Basic & Applied Science

John C. Quindry, Ph.D., FACSM 
Associate Professor, 
Department Chair
University of Montana
Health and Human Performance
Missoula, MT

1.  Please list your previous service to ACSM.

I have participated in ACSM and attended the annual meeting since 1994, with numerous symposia and poster presentations. I continue to mentor my students within the College. Additional mentoring experiences have come through my participation in ACSM Mentoring Women to Fellowship Program, and the Leadership Diversity Training Program within the Southeast Chapter. I continue to work with my mentee-colleagues I’ve met through these experiences.

ACSM committees have been central to my College service, including Program Committee, Scientific Integration and Leadership Committee (and subcommittees for Round Table Conferences, and Medical Education), Research Review Committee, Health Science Policy Committee, Membership Committee, and Website Renovation Committee.

Regional Chapter involvement has been important to me as evidenced by service on the Executive Board as a Member at Large and as President of Southeast ACSM

For many years I have served on the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise® Editorial Board and am actively serving as an associate editor for the Journal.

In addition to my role in planning and participating in the ACSM annual meeting and the SEACM annual meetings (and chairing the 2009 SEACSM Guest Lecture Tour), and ACSM Certification Course Training, I am currently a co-chair of the Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference Committee, scheduled for 2018 in San Diego, CA.    

 2.  What is ACSM’s greatest strength and how would you make that aspect of the organization even stronger?

So many of us recognize, the foundational ACSM strength is the broad topical scope of the College. Expertise extends from clinical to sport, to outreach and basic science applications. My early work was in sport and personal training, then leading into cardiac rehabilitation and finally biomedical sciences and basic science research applications. Thus, my ability to serve ACSM is to draw upon my broad experiential understanding of the many facets of the College in an effort to help bridge fundamental knowledge to application. Being at this point in my career, and having been so active across various aspects of ACSM, I’m ready to help make professional connections between evolving sub-areas to facilitate new learning and training opportunities for members. One example of such topical merges includes ACSM meeting symposia and journal publications I’ve organized and produced which link clinical and basic science understanding of exercise and pharmacological applications for heart health. All the while I am wholeheartedly committed to mentoring a diverse generation of new professionals as a means of fostering an even stronger ACSM. 

3.  ACSM works closely with many other organizations, including associations, companies, philanthropies, and governmental agencies. Indicate those organizations/companies/agencies for which you play an advisory, consulting, or leadership role.

In addition to ACSM, I work with the American Physiology Society as a mentor and judge at annual events; In the past I have performed editorial board duties for the American Journal of Physiology – Integrative, Regulatory, and Comparative Physiology; I complete ad hoc reviews for other APS journals and grants; and I currently serve as a member of the Conference Committee.

I have served as an ad hoc grant reviewer with the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, and American Heart Association related to grant applications that include exercise and physical activity.


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