Ploutz-Snyder inducted as National Academy of Kinesiology Fellow


During its 87th annual meeting, The National Academy of Kinesiology inducted seven new fellows on September 14-16, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Dr. Lori Ploutz-Snyder, dean and professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, was one of the scholars to be inducted. The National Academy of Kinesiology is an honorary organization composed of Fellows who have made distinguished and sustained contributions to the field of kinesiology through scholarship and professional service. The dual purpose of the National Academy of Kinesiology is to encourage and promote the study and educational applications of the art and science of human movement and physical activity and to honor by election to Fellow those individuals who have moved the field forward as a direct result of their scholarly and professional contributions. Fellows in the National Academy of Kinesiology reflect a “who’s who” of eminent scholars in the field.

This is a well deserved, great honor for Dean Ploutz-Snyder. Her research has emphasized understanding the effects of unloading muscle and bone on muscle function and bone composition and how to counteract the negative effects. She is considered one of the world leaders in this area for her innovative models and significant findings of mechanisms that both lead to muscle loss but also can be affected to improve the physiologic function of astronauts during space flight. She has 100 publications in refereed journals and was senior or lead author on 72. Her prominence in her field has led to speaking engagements around the world, from the European Space Agency to the United Nations, as well as university departments and hospital clinics.

For additional information about the National Academy of Kinesiology, refer to the academy’s website.