Philip Clifford

Philip S Clifford

Professor, College of Applied Health Sciences

Associate Dean, Kinesiology and Nutrition


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1919 W. Taylor St., 754 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Philip Clifford came to UIC from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as associate dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology. His research efforts have been aimed at elucidating the physiological mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise. His laboratory has been funded by the NIH, the American Heart Association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Physiological Society. He participates on grant review panels at the NIH, NASA, and the American Heart Association and sits on the editorial boards of several physiological journals. He is also a consultant in the medical device industry and a member of the Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Panel at the FDA.

Dr. Clifford is recognized nationally for championing career and professional development for PhD scientists. He is a co-author of the widely acclaimed career website, and a frequent speaker at seminars, workshops, and symposia on career issues for PhD scientists.

Selected Grants

National Institutes of Health, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Director of Mentoring

Selected Publications

“Integration of Central and Peripheral Regulation of the Circulation During Exercise: Acute and Chronic Adaptations, Comprehensive Physiology 2018”,

“Preserved ability to blunt sympathetically-mediated vasoconstriction in exercising skeletal muscle of young obese humans”,

“ Biobusiness consulting to prepare scientists for industry careers”,

“Reactive hyperaemia augments local heat-induced skin hyperaemia”,

Service to the Community

Director of Education and Professional Development Core, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science/ Faculty Advisor, Your Future in Science career development seminar series/ Faculty Advisor, UIC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs/ Advisory Board, IRACDA and multiple T32 grants

Leadership in the Profession

Journal of Applied Physiology, Editorial Board

Exercise and Sports Sciences Reviews, Associate Editor

Frontiers in Exercise Physiology, Associate Editor

American Heart Association, Vascular Biology Peer Review Committee

Notable Honors

1987 - Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine

1993 - Fellow, American Heart Association

2012 - Distinguished Service Award, National Postdoctoral Association

2017 - Fellow, American Physiological Society


PhD, Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1985
MS, Exercise Physiology, University of Texas, 1977
BA, Health and Physical Education, LeTourneau University, 1974