HHP Prof Gary Pierce elected as Fellow of the American Heart Association

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gary Pierce
Gary Pierce

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.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa is a comprehensive college offering 73 majors in the humanities; fine, performing and literary arts; natural and mathematical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and communication disciplines. More than 17,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students study each year in the college’s 37 departments, led by professors at the forefront of teaching and research in their disciplines. The college teaches all UI undergraduates through the General Education Program, and confers about 70 percent of the UI's bachelor's degrees each academic year.