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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.


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.


Instructor physical education, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1974-1976;assistant research physiologist, Institute Environmental Stress, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1976-1978;assistant professor physical education, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-1985;associate professor physical education, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1985-1990;professor physical therapy, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1990;professor nutrition, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1991;professor exercise science, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1990. Consultant in pollution studies International Technologies, Durham, North Carolina, 1994-1995. Consultant Governor's Council on Fitness, Raleigh, 1987-1994, North Carolina Justice Academy, Salemburg, North Carolina, since 1985.


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.