1993 B.S. - University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, Biology
1997 Ph.D. - University of Maryland at Baltimore, Physiology
1991-93 Research Assistant Dept of Medicine, University of Vermont.
1993-1996 Research Assistant. Dept of Medicine, University of Maryland.1995-6 Lecturer: Physiology of Aging. School of Dentistry, University of Maryland.
1997-8 Post-doctoral Associate. Dept of Medicine, University of Vermont.1998-2002 Research Assistant Professor. Dept of Medicine, University of Vermont.
2002- Assistant Professor (Secondary Appointment) Dept of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, University of Vermont.2003- Assistant Professor. Dept of Medicine, University of Vermont.
Geriatric Leadership Academic Award Fellowship (NIA). 6/94 to 9/94 ($2,500) Title: Energy Metabolism in Parkinson's Patients. Role on project: PI
Geriatric Leadership Academic Award Fellowship (NIA). 4/95 to 3/96 ($5,000) Title: Energy Metabolsim in Congestive Heart Failure Patients. Role on project: PIGeriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program. 7/95 to 7/96 ($9,585) Title: Energy Metabolism in Congestive Heart Failure Patients.
Role on project: PI
American Federation for Aging Research (P 00183) 7/1/99 to 6/30/01 ($40,000) Title: Skeletal muscle protein metabolism in heart failure patients. Role on project: PIMentored Research Scientist Award (K01 AR-02125). 7/1/99 to 6/30/04 ($482,961)Title: Skeletal muscle protein metabolism in heart failure. Role on project: PI
Individual Research Project Grant (R01 AG-17494) 12/01/99 to 11/30/03 ($592,552) Title: Skeletal muscle protein metabolism in heart failure. Role on project: PIIndividual Research Project Grant (R01 HL-072851) 09/01/02 to 08/31/06 ($1,513,750) Title: Exercise and weight loss in obese coronary patients Role on project: co-Investigator PI: Philip A. Ades, M.D
Individual Research Project Grant (R01 AG-21602) 2/01/03 to 1/31/08 ($1,893,750) Title: Effect of Ovarian Suppression on Substrate Metabolism Role on Project: PI2003 New Investigator Award from the Endocrinology and Metabolism Section of the American Physiological Society
1997 Finalist: American Society for Clinical Nutrition Young Investigator Award
1995 Clinical Medicine Person-in-training Award for Outstanding Research: Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting
1995 American Federation for Aging Research/Glenn Foundation Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging.
1994 Graduate Merit Award for Outstanding Scholastic and Research Achievement University of Maryland.
1992 Student Investigator of the Year Award: New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
Couch ME, Dittus K, Toth MJ, Willis MS, Guttridge DC, George JR, Barnes CA, Gourin CG, Der-Torossian H. Cancer cachexia update in head and neck cancer: Definitions and diagnostic features. Head Neck. 2014 Jan 10. doi: 10.1002/hed.23599. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24415363.
Der-Torossian H, Couch ME, Dittus K, Toth MJ. Skeletal muscle adaptations to cancer and its treatment: their fundamental basis and contribution to functional disability. Crit Rev Eukaryot Gene Expr. 2013;23(4):283-97. PubMed PMID: 24266844.
Keating FK, Schneider DJ, Savage PD, Bunn JY, Harvey-Berino J, Ludlow M, Toth MJ, Ades PA. Effect of exercise training and weight loss on platelet reactivity in overweight patients with coronary artery disease. J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev. 2013 Nov-Dec;33(6):371-7. doi: 10.1097/HCR.0000000000000015. PubMed PMID: 24126611.
Miller MS, Bedrin NG, Callahan DM, Previs MJ, Jennings ME 2nd, Ades PA, Maughan DW, Palmer BM, Toth MJ. Age-related slowing of myosin actin cross-bridge kinetics is sex specific and predicts decrements in whole skeletal muscle performance in humans. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Oct 1;115(7):1004-14. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00563.2013. Epub 2013 Jul 25. PubMed PMID: 23887900; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3798822.
Palmer BM, Tanner BC, Toth MJ, Miller MS. An inverse power-law distribution of molecular bond lifetimes predicts fractional derivative viscoelasticity in biological tissue. Biophys J. 2013 Jun 4;104(11):2540-52. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.04.045. PubMed PMID: 23746527; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3672888.
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