Kinesiology professor Barry Braun has been elected as a fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology.
Election to the academy is one of the highest honors for a professor in kinesiology. The academy promotes the study of kinesiology by recognizing scholarly research, through annual meetings, and by awarding honors for contributions to the field of kinesiology.
Braun specializes in exercise, diabetes, energy metabolism and endocrinology. His laboratory is trying to optimize the design of an exercise “drug” that will enhance metabolic health. To optimally use exercise to minimize insulin resistance and prevent/manage type-2 diabetes.
He will be inducted into the honorary society at its annual meeting in the fall in Austin, Texas. He was nominated by kinesiology department chair Patty Freedson, who was the leader of the nominating team, which included David Bassett, professor in the department of kinesiology, recreation and sport studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; and Nancy Williams, professor and chair of kinesiology at Pennsylvania State University. They are all National Academy of Kinesiology fellows.