University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research

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

Russell Tracy, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Pathology


Contact Information
E-mail: Russell.Tracy@uvm.edu
Office Location:
Col Research Facility 211 E

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, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

1997 - Present Professor (with tenure) of Pathology and Biochemistry, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

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

2009 - Present Member, Board of Trustees, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 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

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

2013 Karas MG, Benkeser D, Arnold AM, Bartz TM, Djousse L, Mukamal KJ, Ix JH, Zieman SJ, Siscovick DS, Tracy RP, Mantzoros CS, Gottdiener JS, Defilippi CR, Kizer JR. Relations of Plasma Total and High-Molecular-Weight Adiponectin to New-Onset Heart Failure in Adults =65 Years of Age (from the Cardiovascular Health Study).Am J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 3. PMID: 24169012 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

2013 Kuller LH, Bracken MB, Ogino S, Prentice RL, Tracy RP. The Role of Epidemiology in the Era of Molecular Epidemiology and Genomics: Summary of the 2013 AJE-sponsored Society of Epidemiologic Research Symposium. Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Nov 1;178(9):1350-4.PMID: 24105654 [PubMed - in process]

2013 Robinson-Cohen C, Hoofnagle AN, Ix JH, Sachs MC, Tracy RP, Siscovick DS, Kestenbaum BR, de Boer IH. Racial differences in the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with coronary heart disease events. JAMA. 2013;310(2):179-88. PMID: 23839752 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Tracy RP, Doyle MF, Olson NC, Huber SA, Jenny NS, Sallam R, Psaty BM, Kronmal RA. T-helper type 1 bias in healthy people is associated with cytomegalovirus serology and atherosclerosis: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis. J Am Heart Assoc. 2013;2(3):e000117. PMID: 23688675 [PubMed - in process]

2013 Baker JV, Huppler Hullsiek K, Bradford RL, Prosser R, Tracy RP, Key NS. Circulating levels of tissue factor microparticle procoagulant activity are reduced with antiretroviral therapy and are associated with persistent inflammation and coagulation activation among HIV-positive patients. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2013;63(3):367-71. PMID: 23507662 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 

2013 Freiberg MS, Chang CC, Kuller LH, Skanderson M, Lowy E, Kraemer KL, Butt AA, Bidwell Goetz M, Leaf D, Oursler KA, Rimland D, Rodriguez Barradas M, Brown S, Gibert C, McGinnis K, Crothers K, Sico J, Crane H, Warner A, Gottlieb S, Gottdiener J, Tracy RP, Budoff M, Watson C, Armah KA, Doebler D, Bryant K, Justice AC. HIV infection and the risk of acute myocardial infarction. JAMA Intern Med. 2013;173(8):614-22. PMID: 23459863 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2013 Reiner AP, Lange EM, Jenny NS, Chaves PH, Ellis J, Li J, Walston J, Lange LA, Cushman M, Tracy RP. Soluble CD14: genomewide association analysis and relationship to cardiovascular risk and mortality in older adults. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2013;33(1):158-64. PMID: 23620142 [PubMed - in process]

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