University of Iowa Professor Gary Pierce was elected as a 2016 Fellow of the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association, by the Council of Hypertension.
Pierce is an assistant professor in the Department of Health & Human Physiology, part of the UI College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He specializes in vascular aging, vascular endothelial function, arterial stiffness, clinical exercise physiology, and clinical/translational research in humans.
Fellowship of the American Heart Association program recognizes scientific and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service. The Council of Hypertension, to which Pierce was elected, exists “to foster excellence in hypertension research and education,” toward the American Heart Association’s goal to “build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” according to the organization’s website.