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Arthur S. Leon, M.D., will retire from the School of Kinesiology in August, 2018. Dr. Leon has been with the School of Kinesiology since 1992 as the Henry L. Taylor Professor in Exercise Science and as an internationally recognized scholar in the field of physical activity in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. His research has resulted in over 350 peer-reviewed publications. His landmark first-authored paper from the MRFIT (Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial) study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in 1987, was instrumental in the development of national physical activity guidelines for Americans, including the 1996 Surgeon General's report. Dr. Leon was one of the five principal investigators for the HERITAGE Family Study (HEalth, RIsk factors, exercise Training And GEnetics) which received an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Award.