Auburn University’s Gladden named editor-in-chief of College of Sports Medicine’s flagship journal

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The American College of Sports Medicine has appointed Auburn University’s Bruce Gladden as editor-in-chief of its flagship journal, “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Gladden is a Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor in Auburn’s School of Kinesiology in the College of Education. A Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine since 1980, he has an international reputation in the field of exercise physiology with more than 100 cited scientific publications and more than 3,500 citations to those publications.

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve as editor-in-chief of the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, ‘Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise,'” Gladden said. “This position offers me a new professional challenge, and I think it is already recharging my batteries for continued scholarly activity. As editor-in-chief, I will be in a position to direct and shape the future of a scientific journal that is already successful and highly respected.”

The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. With more than 50,000 professional members worldwide, it is dedicated to advancing, integrating and translating scientific research in exercise science and sports medicine to provide educational and practical applications to improve human health, performance and well-being.

“Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise” provides research scientists, clinical physicians, physiatrists, physical therapists, team physicians, athletic trainers and other professionals a vital exchange of information from basic and applied science, medicine, education and allied health fields.

Gladden obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and completed two years of postdoctoral work at the University of Florida. His first faculty position was in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the University of Louisville, where he remained for 11 years. He has been at Auburn University since 1989.

He received the first NIH R01 grant award in the Auburn University College of Education. He is a recipient of an Alumni Professorship, the Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professorship in the College of Education, and the Auburn University Graduate Faculty Lectureship. He was Chair of the University Senate in 2000-01.

Gladden has been awarded both the Scholar and Service awards of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Outstanding Exercise Science Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

“I am hopeful that my experience as an editor will provide me with expertise that can improve mentoring of young faculty members in the perceived vagaries of the publication process,” Gladden said. “Being editor-in-chief also gives me some ability to advance talented scholars in my own School of Kinesiology at Auburn University. For example, I have already been able to appoint John Quindry as an associate editor for ‘Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.'”

Gladden said he has been bolstered by his supportive wife Cheryl and family. He added that any professional successes he has had over the years have been made possible by his colleagues and doctoral students. He said he is indebted to them for their dedication, support and hard work.

(Written by Susie Bridges.)

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