Kevin Davy of Blacksburg, Va., associate professor of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Human Integrative Physiological Laboratory at Virginia Tech, has been elected fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism.

This fellowship is reserved for scientists, physicians, clinical professionals, and academicians with a major and productive interest in nutrition, physical activity, obesity, or diabetes that meets the stated criteria outlined by the council.

A member of the American Heart Association since 1998, Davy has made contributions to understanding sympathetic nervous system behavior in human obesity. He serves on the editorial board for Hypertension, one of the flagship journals of the association, and volunteers as a regular reviewer for the publications Hypertension, Circulation, and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

Davy earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland, his master’s degree from Adelphi University in New York, and his doctorate in applied physiology from Virginia Tech. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, where he was later an instructor and research assistant professor.

Before returning to Virginia Tech in 2003, Davy was a faculty member at Colorado State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In addition to his role with the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Davy is an affiliate faculty member with the School of Biomedical and Engineering Sciences, a partnership between Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University, and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Sticht Center on Aging and Rehabilitation at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.

Davy is a member of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, International Association for the Study of Obesity, American Physiological Society, American College of Sports Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, and American Diabetes Association. He is also a fellow of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Heart Association and the Council for High Blood Pressure Research.

Nationally ranked among the top research institutions of its kind, Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences focuses on the science and business of living systems through learning, discovery, and engagement. The college’s comprehensive curriculum gives more than 2,200 students in a dozen academic departments a balanced education that ranges from food and fiber production to economics to human health. Students learn from the world’s leading agricultural scientists, who bring the latest science and technology into the classroom.

Written by Christine Reilly.

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