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Current Affiliation: University of Michigan
Ron Zernicke is Professor & Dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering. His BA is from Concordia University Chicago, and and his MSc and PhD are from University of Wisconsin–Madison. At University of Calgary, he was Wood Professor in Joint Injury Research, Faculty of Medicine, and Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology. Previously, he was Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Kinesiology.
He received the UCLA Award for Distinguished Teaching, City of Calgary Award for Education, and was Alumnus of the Year for Concordia University Chicago. He was president of the Canadian, American, and International Societies of Biomechanics. Research awards include NASA, Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine, American and International Societies of Biomechanics, Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, the Founder’s Award for Best Research from the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Partnership Award from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. He is a Fellow of the Canadian and American Societies of Biomechanics, American College of Sports Medicine, and National Academy of Kinesiology. His research focuses on the adaptation of bone to exercise, disuse, diet, and disease; and joint injury and post-traumatic osteoarthritis.