Interim associate provost, health, Dr. Adam Baxter-Jones (PhD) was recently named in a Stanford University report as one of the world’s top 2 per cent most-cited scientists in various disciplines. (Photo: David Stobbe)
Interim associate provost, health, Dr. Adam Baxter-Jones (PhD) was recently named in a Stanford University report as one of the world’s top 2 per cent most-cited scientists in various disciplines. (Photo: David Stobbe)

Interim associate provost, health, appointment extended until Dec. 31, 2023

Dr. Adam Baxter-Jones (PhD) has been reappointed as the University of Saskatchewan's interim associate provost, health. The health science researcher and kinesiology professor will remain in the role until Dec. 31, 2023.

Dr. Adam Baxter-Jones (PhD) has been reappointed as the interim associate provost, health, for the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

A former president of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine, Dr. Baxter-Jones has spent the past three decades researching children growth, maturation and development in relation to physical activity, sport, and exercise.

Baxter-Jones joined the USask faculty in 2000 and held a number of leadership roles during his time on campus before assuming leadership of the USask Health Sciences. These positions include Associate Dean (Graduate Education and Research) College of Kinesiology (2008-2010, 2011-2012), Acting Dean College of Kinesiology (2010-2011), and Interim Dean, College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (2013-2017).

In addition to membership with the Canadian Institute of Health’s (CIHR) College of Reviewers, Baxter-Jones is also the scientific officer on CIHR’s Social & Developmental Aspects of Children’s and Youth’s Health (CHI) committee. He has worked on the USask Associate Deans Research Forum and the Health Sciences Research Advisory Committee as a member of the Biomedical Imaging & Therapy (BMIT) Beam Team at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and as a leader of a Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) health research group investigating bone health.

In 2021, Dr. Baxter-Jones was named in a Stanford University report as one of the world’s top 2 per cent most-cited scientists in various disciplines. His research work has been cited approximately 5,680 times across hundreds of papers, including in prestigious journals such as Nature and The Lancet.

The associate provost, health is responsible for supporting USask's vision to become the university the world needs by fostering excellence in interprofessional practices, interdisciplinary life, and health science discovery and by integrating education, research, policy, and practices to improve health outcomes for the diverse Peoples of Saskatchewan, Canada, and the world.

Dr. Baxter-Jones’ first term as interim associate provost, health, began July 15, 2020. His appointment has been extended until the end of December, 2023.

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