Health & Human Performance gets new dean

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 5:38 p.m.

The University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance has named a new dean to take the helm July 1, according to a UF media release Tuesday.

Michael Reid, who currently chairs the department of physiology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he is also vice dean for biomedical sciences, succeeds Kelli Brown as dean of the UF college.

Reid also held faculty positions at Harvard University and the Baylor College of Medicine. At the University of Kentucky, he was founding director of the Center for Muscle Biology, and his laboratory's research focused on muscle weakness and premature fatigue in people with chronic inflammatory diseases, the release said.

Reid has also served as associate editor for Physiological Reviews and consulting editor for the Journal of Applied Physiology, and he serves on professional national committees such as the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Physiological Society.

Reid received his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his doctorate in physiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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