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In Memoriam: Christine L. Wells, Ph.D., FACSM

ACSM extends its condolences to the family of Christine L. Wells, Ph.D., FACSM, who passed away February 20 at the age of 80.

Chris was a beloved ACSM member and pioneer in exercise physiology, serving the profession and ACSM for more than 50 years. Chris joined ACSM in 1965 and quickly became a highly active member. She shared her expertise as a vice president, a member of the ACSM Board of Trustees, as well as by serving on several committees. Her committee service included Ethics and Professional Conduct, Position Stands, Publications, International Relations and the Task Force on Education & Allied Health, among others. An advocate for women, Chris served on the Women’s Issues in Sports Medicine Committee and on the SHI Women, Sport & Physical Activity. Chris also was an active member of ACSM’s Southwest Chapter.

Chris leaves a tremendous legacy for the profession. She authored three books and more than 100 research papers and reviews. She also received the Citation Award, one of ACSM’s most prestigious awards, for her outstanding contributions to the field of exercise science. more


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