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Bates Named Deputy Editor of Journal of Applied Physiology

Jason Bates, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor of Medicine and Interim Director of the UVM School of Engineering
Jason Bates, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor of Medicine and Interim Director of the UVM School of Engineering (Photo: UVM Medical Photography)

Jason Bates, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor of medicine and interim director of the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont, was named Deputy Editor of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Bates, who is a member of the Vermont Lung Center, has a secondary appointment in molecular physiology and biophysics. He has served on the editorial board and as an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Physiology for several years. In addition, he is an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and an elected senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Bates’ research focuses primarily on the mechanics of lung function, which involves the development and application of new technologies that help address lung disease issues through work involving the measurement and modeling of lung function. His research has led to three patents and a role in the establishment of several companies. In 2013, he and cardiologist Peter Spector, M.D., professor of medicine, received an award at the Invention to Venture conference for their then newly-licensed company Visible EP. Bates holds a bachelor's degree with honors in physics from Canterbury University in New Zealand, and earned a Ph.D. in medicine from Otago University in New Zealand and a D.Sc. degree from Canterbury University.

“This is a well-deserved distinction and very great honor for Jason,” says Charles Irvin, Ph.D., professor of medicine, director of the Vermont Lung Center, and assistant dean for faculty at the UVM College of Medicine.

(Information from the Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences program at UVM was used in this article.)