Philip Clifford, PhD

Philip Clifford is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Prior to joining the faculty at UIC, Dr. Clifford was employed with the  Medical College of Wisconsin where he served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology. His research efforts have been aimed at elucidating the physiological mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle blood flow during exercise and his laboratory has been funded by the NIH, the American Heart Association, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section. He participates on grant review panels at the NIH, NASA, and the American Heart Association and sits on the editorial boards of several physiological journals. He is also a consultant in the medical device industry and a member of the Anesthesia and Respiratory Devices Panel at the FDA.

Dr. Clifford is recognized nationally for championing career and professional development for PhD scientists. He is a co-author of the widely acclaimed career website, myIDP.sciencecareers.org and a frequent speaker at seminars, workshops, and symposia on career issues for PhD scientists. In 2012, he was awarded the National Postdoctoral Association's Distinguished Service Award and was a part of the team that received the Association of American Medical College's Innovative Institutional Partnerships Award in 2013. 


Seminar Presentations

  • Ten Ways to Get Lucky in the Job Search (presented with Dr. John Lombardo)
  • myIDP (Interactive "Individual Development Plan" workshop)