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Bio for Russell Tracy, Ph.D.
Russell Tracy, Ph.D.

Russell Tracy, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Contact Information
E-mail: Russell.Tracy@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Col Research Facility, 360 South Park Dr, Office 206E, Colchester

Education

1967 - 1971 Undergraduate Student, Biology, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY (B.S.)
1973 - 1978 Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (Ph.D)
1978 - 1980 Post-doctoral Training Fellow, Clinical Chemistry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Academic Appointments

2014 - Present Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine,  The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2009 - Present Member, Board of Trustees, The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT

1997 - Present Professor (with tenure) of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Biochemistry,  The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2014 - 2015 Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

2009 - 2014 Director, Translational Technologies, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

2012 - 2013 Member, Board of Trustees, Fletcher Allen Partners, Burlington, VT

2001 - 2009 Senior Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
2000 - 2001 Interim Associate Dean for Research, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1995 - 1997 Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT
1993 - 1997 Associate Professor (with tenure) of Pathology and Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1993 - 1995 Core Laboratory Director, General Clinical Research Center and Sims Obesity and Nutrition Research Center, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1988 - 1993 Assistant Professor (tenure track) of Pathology and Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
1984 - 1995 Clinical Chemist, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1984 - 1988 Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington,VT
1983 - 1984 Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NYAssistant Director, Clinical Chemistry, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
1980 - 1983 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Consultant, Molecular Anatomy Program, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL

1978 - 1980 Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Clinical Chemistry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Awards and Honors

2015 Distinguished Scientist Award - American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
2014 Distinguished Investigator - Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont
2006 - 2010 AHA Council on Epidemiology and Disease Prevention - Leadership Committee, member
2009 University Distinguished Professor - highest academic award at the University of Vermont
2006 Visiting Professor, Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky
2005 The Bernie Zak Award for Research - Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases Division, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
2005 The Kelly West Lecture - University of Oklahoma Medical Center
2001 Fellow, American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
2001 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Pathology Department, Emory University
1987 Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry
1987 Fellow: National Academy of Clinical Chemistry
1984 AACC Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator; American Association for Clinical Chemistry and Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics
1979 and 1982 Young Investigator Award - Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists
1979 Arnold O. Beckman Conference Fellowship - American Association for Clinical Chemistry
One article listed in June 2010 in the category "articles since 1993 that have received the most overall citations" of the New England Journal of Medicine (current Impact Factor 49.91)
Two articles in the "top 50 cited articles" in American Journal of Epidemiology (current Impact Factor 6.40)
Three articles in the "top 50 most cited articles" in Clinical Chemistry (current Impact Factor 6.11)
Two articles in the "top 50 most cited articles" in Circulation (current Impact Factor 13.54)
Two articles in the "top 50 most cited articles" in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (current Impact Factor 7.58)

Publications

2016 Danziger J, Young RL, Shea MK, Tracy RP, Ix JH, Jenny NS, Mukamal KJ. Vitamin K-Dependent Protein Activity and Incident Ischemic Cardiovascular Disease: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 May;36(5):1037-42. Epub 2016 Mar 31. PMID:27034472
2016 So-Armah KA, Tate JP, Chang CC, Butt AA, Gerschenson M, Gibert CL, Leaf D, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Budoff MJ, Samet JH, Kuller LH, Deeks SG, Crothers K, Tracy RP, Crane HM, Sajadi MM, Tindle HA, Justice AC, Freiberg MS; VACS Project Team. Do Biomarkers of Inflammation, Monocyte Activation, and Altered Coagulation Explain Excess Mortality Between HIV Infected and Uninfected People? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Jun 1;72(2):206-13.  PMID:26885807
2016 Beheshtian A, Shitole SG, Segal AZ, Leifer D, Tracy RP, Rader DJ, Devereux RB, Kizer JR. Lipoprotein (a) level, apolipoprotein (a) size, and risk of unexplained ischemic stroke in young and middle-aged adults. Atherosclerosis. 2016 Aug 20;253:47-53. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27575936
2016 Auer PL, Reiner AP, Wang G, Kang HM, Abecasis GR, Altshuler D, Bamshad MJ, Nickerson DA, Tracy RP, Rich SS; NHLBI GO Exome Sequencing Project, Leal SM. Guidelines for Large-Scale Sequence-Based Complex Trait Association Studies: Lessons Learned from the NHLBI Exome Sequencing Project. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27666372
2016 Mukamal KJ, Tremaglio J, Friedman DJ, Ix JH, Kuller LH, Tracy RP, Pollak MR.APOL1 Genotype, Kidney and Cardiovascular Disease, and Death in Older Adults. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Feb;36(2):398-403. PMID:26634651
2016 Lin GM, Liu K, Colangelo LA, Lakoski SG, Tracy RP, Greenland P. Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Concentrations and Association of High-Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Concentrations With Incident Coronary Heart Disease in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 1;183(1):46-52. PMID: 26597828
2015 Daniels LB, Clopton P, deFilippi CR, Sanchez OA, Bahrami H, Lima JA, Tracy RP, Siscovick D, Bertoni AG, Greenland P, Cushman M, Maisel AS, Criqui MH. Serial measurement of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide and cardiac troponin T for cardiovascular disease risk assessment in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).Am Heart J. 2015 Dec;170(6):1170-83. PMID:26678639
2015 Stote KS, Tracy RP, Taylor PR, Baer DJ. The effect of moderate alcohol consumption on biomarkers of inflammation and hemostatic factors in postmenopausal women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov 11. PMID:26554758

2015 Olson NC, Doyle MF, de Boer IH, Huber SA, Jenny NS, Kronmal RA, Psaty BM, Tracy RP. Associations of Circulating Lymphocyte Subpopulations with Type 2 Diabetes: Cross-Sectional Results from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). PLoS One. 2015 Oct 12;10(10):e0139962.PMID: 26458065 

2015 Duprez DA, Otvos J, Tracy RP, Feingold KR, Greenland P, Gross MD, Lima JA, Mackey RH, Neaton JD, Sanchez OA, Jacobs DR. High-Density Lipoprotein Subclasses and Noncardiovascular, Noncancer Chronic Inflammatory-Related Events Versus Cardiovascular Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.  J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Sep 14;4(9).PMID:26370448

2015 Durda P, Sabourin J, Lange EM, Nalls MA, Mychaleckyj JC, Jenny NS, Li J, Walston J, Harris TB, Psaty BM, Valdar W, Liu Y, Cushman M, Reiner AP, Tracy RP, Lange LA. Plasma Levels of Soluble IL-2 Receptor a: Associations With Clinical Cardiovascular Events and Genome-Wide Association Scan. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Aug 20. pii: ATVBAHA.115.305289. [Epub ahead of print PMID:26293465

2015 Tang W, Cushman M, Green D, Rich SS, Lange LA, Yang Q, Tracy RP, Tofler GH, Basu S, Wilson JG, Keating BJ, Weng LC, Taylor HA, Jacobs DR Jr, Delaney JA, Palmer CD, Young T, Pankow JS, O'Donnell CJ, Smith NL, Reiner AP, Folsom AR. Gene-centric approach identifies new and known loci for FVIII activity and VWF antigen levels in European Americans and African Americans. Am J Hematol. 2015 Jun;90(6):534-40. PMID:25779970

2015 Sekikawa A, Miyamoto Y, Miura K, Nishimura K, Willcox BJ, Masaki KH, Rodriguez B, Tracy RP, Okamura T, Kuller LH.Continuous decline in mortality from coronary heart disease in Japan despite a continuous and marked rise in total cholesterol: Japanese experience after the Seven Countries Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Jul 16. pii: dyv143. [Epub ahead of print]

2015 Laugsand LE, Ix JH, Bartz TM, Djousse L, Kizer JR, Tracy RP, Dehghan A, Rexrode K, Lopez OL, Rimm EB, Siscovick DS, O'Donnell CJ, Newman A, Mukamal KJ, Jensen MK. Fetuin-A and risk of coronary heart disease: A Mendelian randomization analysis and a pooled analysis of AHSG genetic variants in 7 prospective studies. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Sep 4;243(1):44-52.  PMID:26343871

For a complete list of Russell Tracy's publications, please visit PubMed.