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Past-President Appointed to President's Council Science Board

ACSM Past-President James Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM, has been appointed to a three-year term on the science board of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Pivarnik is a professor of kinesiology at Michigan State University and expert on pregnancy and physical activity. As a member of the science board, he will help shape federal policy and drive program development on fitness, sports and nutrition.

The science board comprises 16 researchers, scientists and physicians from all parts of the U.S. The board was formed in 2003 to ensure the messages and programs of the council are scientifically sound and reflect the latest research that affects the health of children and adults nationwide. ACSM is well represented on the science board, which includes ten ACSM Fellows from a variety of disciplines:
  • David Bassett, Jr., Ph.D., FACSM
  • David Buchner, M.D., M.P.H., FACSM
  • Joy DeSensi, Ph.D.
  • Greg Heath, D.H.Sc., M.P.H., FACSM (Chair)
  • Linda Houtkooper Ph.D., R.D., FACSM
  • Allen Jackson, Ed.D., FACSM
  • Rachel K. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D.
  • I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., FACSM
  • Matthew Mahar, Ed.D., FACSM
  • Melinda M. Manore, Ph.D., R.D., FACSM
  • Jeffrey Mechanick, M.D.
  • James Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM
  • Hans van der Mars, Ph.D.
  • Linda V. Van Horn, Ph.D., R.D.
  • Stella Lucia Volpe, Ph.D, R.D., FACSM
  • Diane M. Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D.
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