College of Education Professor Kevin McCully named AAKPE Fellow

College of Education Professor Kevin McCully named AAKPE Fellow

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia professor Kevin McCully, who studies effects of aging and disease on muscle metabolism and functional capacity, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

McCully, a professor in the College of Education’s department of kinesiology and director of the Exercise Vascular Biology Laboratory, studies relationships among oxidative metabolism, oxygen delivery and blood flow in muscle metabolism.

McCully is currently studying how paralysis after a spinal cord injury reduces blood flow and the health of blood vessels. He is also continuing the work that the late UGA Distinguished Research Professor Gary Dudley was doing with electrical stimulation training of people with spinal cord injuries.

A few years ago, McCully led a $483,000 National Institutes of Health study on patients suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that found small abnormalities in their blood flow to muscles, but not enough to cause the fatigue they had.

Since 2002, McCulley has also served as a faculty member of the Biomedical Health Sciences Institute, based in the Paul Coverdell Building on UGA’s campus. He currently serves on the Biomedical Imaging Research Center research advisory committee and was on the committee that selected the imaging magnet for the center.

McCully is the sixth Fellow named from UGA’s kinesiology department. Previously selected by the AAKPE were Ted Baumgartner, Kirk Cureton, Rod Dishman, Pat O’Connor and Michael Ferrara.

McCully, who received his Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan, joined the UGA faculty in 1999.