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 for High Blood Pressure Research.

To be eligible for fellowship, physicians and medical scientists must have made outstanding contributions to basic, clinical, or epidemiological hypertension research and demonstrate significant and current service to the American Heart Association.

A member 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 American Heart Association, and volunteers as a regular reviewer for the publications Hypertension, Circulation, and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. In addition, Davy has been a member of several grant peer review panels within the American Heart Association and is a member of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism.

Davy earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland, his master’s degree from Adelphi University, 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.

He 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. Davy is also a fellow of both the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the American College of Sports Medicine.

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.

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