Philip Clifford

Philip S Clifford

Professor, Kinesiology and Nutrition

Associate Dean, Assistive Technology Unit

Director of Mentoring, College of Applied Health Sciences


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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 Cardiovascular Section. 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, National Research Mentoring Network CIC Academic Network, Key Personnel

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

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Careers in industry: real world training for PhD scientists, PI

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 Hearth Association

2012 - Distinguished Service Award, National Postdoctoral Association

2013 - Fellow, American Physiological Society CV Section


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