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Dr Garber is a nationally recognized leader in Clinical Exercise Physiology, specializing in clinical and community-based interventions to increase physical activity in older adults and in patients with chronic diseases.
She has worked clinically and conducted research with diverse patients populations including those with Coronary Heart Disease, Parkinson's disease, chronic renal failure, and diabetes mellitus.
Dr Garber is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association, and was recently appointed as the Chair of the writing group for the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand on Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Healthy Adults.
She currently serves on the editorial board and previously as an associate editor of the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Dr. Garber is author of a chapter in eighth edition of the ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, and was a section editor for the ACSM Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription 5th Edition.
Recently, Dr. Garber was awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Balamand in Beirut, Lebanon in April 2007.
Dr. Garber received the B.S. with distinction in Education, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. While at the University of Connecticut, she was elected to Mortar Board, Phi Lamba Theta, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.
Dr. Garber has served in leadership positions in several professional organizations. These include serving on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine and chairperson of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Registry Board, the RI Prevention Coalition, and the RI Governor's Council on Exercise and Health. She has also served as President of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine and the RI Affiliate of the American Heart Association.
Dr. Garber has received numerous awards for her work including the Honor Award from the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Healthy People 2000 Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, the Distinguished Service Award from the RI Affiliate of the American Heart Association, and the Outstanding Kinesiology Professional Award from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.
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