Announcement: Dr. Jefferson Frisbee has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Medical Biophysics

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jefferson Frisbee has been appointed as Chair of the Department of Medical Biophysics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Dr. Frisbee earned a PhD, in Physiology/Biophysics in 1996 from the University of Guelph. He subsequently completed his postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Washington (in Cardiovascular Bioengineering) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (in Microcirculatory Physiology), respectively.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Frisbee worked as a tenured Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the West Virginia University (WVU), School of Medicine. He also served as a Director for the West Virginia University CCRS, as well as Member of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Additionally, he serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Cardiovascular Research, Frontiers in Physiology (Vascular Physiology), The Scientific World Journal (Physiology), American Journal of Physiology, Associate Editor for the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology and Microvascular Research and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Microcirculation.

The West Virginia University Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences (CCRS), which is directed by Dr. Frisbee, focuses its research efforts on three main themes: Xenobiotic Toxicology, Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Chronic Stress, Depression and Cardiovascular Disease. This interdisciplinary team of researchers and educators conduct extensive public outreach activities in order to bring the benefits of their work to the larger community.

Dr. Frisbee is an internationally renowned scholar with career accomplishments encompassing more than 300 publications, peer-reviewed manuscripts, dissertations and abstracts. In 2011, he received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research at West Virginia University. Dr. Frisbee is also a long-time member of Study Section for the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Frisbee on his appointment.

Dr. Michael J. Strong, Dean
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University