A professor of kinesiology in the University of Georgia College of Education has been named to a two-year term as associate editor of a new, national research journal.
Phillip D. Tomporowski, professor and director of the Physical Activity and Learning Program, will be working with The Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine until 2017. This new journal places the American College of Sports Medicine at the forefront of translational and policy science related to exercise.
Translational research and policy science, now a major priority of governmental agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, is defined as the "movement of discoveries in basic research to application at the clinical level." In this way, the journal seeks to find ways to take established science and apply it to everyday practice.
The journal aims to provide an outlet for members of the American College of Sports Medicine who are active in translational research, and publishes research and evidence-based reviews that determine how to put science into practice. Article submission through the American College of Sports Medicine began this fall and the first edition is expected in January 2016.