The Awards and Tributes Committee of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) will be honoring Kinesiology Professor Greg Cartee with the ACSM Citation Award at its 2012 Annual Meeting, in conjunction with the 3rd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine® May 29 – June 2, 2012.
Each year since 1948, the ACSM has recognized individuals or groups with the Citation Award who have made significant and important contributions to sports medicine and/or the exercise sciences. These contributions may include, but are not limited to, research and scholarship; clinical care; and/or administrative or educational services in sports medicine or exercise science.
There have been approximately 200 recipients in the 64 years since the award’s inception. Four other individuals with ties to the School of Kinesiology have received the award, including Professor John Faulkner (1978), Professor George Brooks (1993), Professor Tim White (1998), and Professor Patty Freedson (2009). Professor Cartee, however, is the first person to receive this prestigious award as a faculty member in the UM School of Kinesiology.
Dean Ron Zernicke commented, “This award honors the best and brightest minds in sports medicine and exercise sciences and is recognizing Dr. Cartee for his lifetime of contributions in exercise, diet, and age effects on insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in skeletal muscle. Dr. Cartee is internationally recognized for his research creativity and innovation, and the School is thrilled with his achievements and his award. Our sincerest gratitude and congratulations go to Dr. Cartee for his pioneering advancements that deepen our insights about the mechanisms that affect the health and wellness of all of us.”