Claudio Luiz Battaglini

Claudio Battaglini, PhD, is a member of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Exercise and Sport Science.

PhD, FACSM
Professor; Director of the Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Research Program
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of interest

Claudio L .Battaglini, PhD, is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science (Exercise Physiology Specialization) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Battaglini received his BS degree from the Catholic University of Brasilia Brazil (1992) and his MA (1999) and PhD from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. Battaglini’s research focuses on the effects of acute and chronic exercise on physiological, psychological, and physical functioning in cancer patients. He directs the Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory (EORL) and the Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Program. Over the past 14 years, Battaglini has published over 200 journal articles and scientific abstracts and 5 textbooks chapters related to exercise oncology. Battaglini was the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Distinguished Leadership Award in Sports and Health at Dana-Faber/Harvard Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical Center for his research in exercise oncology, the 2015 UNC C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards and the Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Research, 2010 the Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring presented by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Battaglini’s involvement in exercise oncology research, he was an international level endurance sports coach, with some of his athletes achieving World Champion status, Pan-American Champion status, and Olympic Game appearances.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Short List Finalist for the Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2018 Short List Finalist for the Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2018 Short List Finalist for the Distinguished Teaching Awards for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2017 Lifetime Distinguished Leadership Award in Sports and Health Dana-Faber/Harvard Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical Center
  • 2017 Modeling and predicting heart rate dynamics across a broad range of transient exercise intensities during cycling) Volume 19’s best paper award, Journal of Sports Engineering
  • UNC 2015 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 2015 UNC Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for Research
  • 2015 UNC Office of the Provost and Carolina Center for Public Service
  • 2015 The Frank Porter Graham Honor Society Inductee
  • 2014 UNC Faculty Diversity Success Achievement Award, UNC Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
  • 2013 Advanced to Fellow Status at American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • 2013 Catholic University of Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil
  • 2010 Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Mentorship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2008 Member-at-Large Executive Board Nominee, The Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, Birmingham, AL
  • 2008 Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Exercise and Sports Science, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 Junior Faculty Award from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 Robert E. Bryan Award Nominee. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 Man of The Year Nominee, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Cary, NC
  • 2006 Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2005 Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2002 Hibino Global Understanding Award, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO
  • 2000 Richard and Chris Monfort Graduate Fellowship Award for 2001, 2002, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO

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