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Robert George McMurray

Robert George McMurray, American exercise physiologist, nutrition educator. Achievements include research in pregnancy and exercise; cardiovascular health in children; exercise endocrinology, nutrition and exercise. Named to outstanding young men of America, 1982; Burroughs-Wellcome research travel grantee, 1989; cardiovascular health in children fellow National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NCNR, since 1990.


  • McMurray, Robert George was born on July 21, 1945 in Norwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Harlan Nathen and Carol Gertrude (Southard) McMurray.

  • Education

    • Biosystems Engineering in Physical Education, State University of New York, Cortland, 1967. Master of Arts in Physical Education, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Performance, Indiana University, 1976.


    • Isntr. physical education Indiana University, Bloomington, 1974-1976. Assistant research physiologist Institute Environmental Stress, University California, Santa Barbara, 1976-1978. Assistant professor physical education University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-1985, associate professor physical education, 1985-1990, professor physical therapy, since 1990, professor nutrition, since 1991, professor exercise science, since 1990.

      Consultant Governor's Council on Fitness, Raleigh, 1987-1994, North Carolina Justice Academy, Salemburg, North Carolina, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in pregnancy and exercise. Cardiovascular health in children. Exercise endocrinology, nutrition and exercise.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Assistant scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Durham, since 1986. Assistant swim coach Jordan High School, Durham, 1993-1994. Soccer coach Parkwood Athletic Association, Durham, 1984-1988.

    Fellow American College Sports Medicine (editorial board since 1975). Member National Association Underwater Instructors (instructor since 1971), Southeast American College Sports Medicine (past president).


    • Married Marsha Ann Pequignot, June 5, 1971. Children: Robert Michael, Melissa Ann, Matthew Stephen.
    • father: Harlan Nathen McMurray
    • mother: Carol Gertrude (Southard) McMurray
    • spouse: Marsha Ann Pequignot
    • children: Robert Michael McMurray
    • Melissa Ann McMurray
    • Matthew Stephen McMurray
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    Born July 21, 1945
    (age 72)