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Franklin College professor receives Lifesaving Research Award


Andrew J. Grundstein is a professor of geography in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

Andrew Grundstein, professor and graduate coordinator in UGA’s geography department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, received the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut’s Lifesaving Research Award for his contributions to preventing sudden death in sport.

His research focuses on the interactions between climate and human health, with particular interests related to heat exposure and the impacts of heat on athletes and children. Some examples of this research tied to athletics include developing heat safety regions based on local climate conditions, examining weather conditions associated with exertional heat-related fatalities of football players, using climate data in event planning, and considering how climate change will impact heat hazards.