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Dr. Berryman receives his ACSM Citation Award from immediate past president, Dr. Liz Joy. / Courtesy of the American College of Sports Medicine

Jack Berryman Receives 2017 ACSM Citation Award

Tracey Romero • Wed, July 12th, 2017

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Jack W. Berryman, Ph.D., FACSM, received the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award at the association’s recent annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Berryman, professor emeritus in the department of bioethics and humanities and adjunct professor emeritus in the department of orthopedics and sports medicine in the school of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, has made many significant contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. He served as editor of the Journal of Sport History from 1977 to 1984 and was president of the North American Society for Sport History from 1989 to 1991.

In addition, he co-edited Sport and Exercise Science: Essays in the History of Sports Medicine in 1992. He received the Distinguished Service Award for Exceptional Contributions from the North American Society for Sport History in 1996.

“Citation Award winners are selected for their leadership and contributions in the areas of research and scholarship, clinical care, administrative services or educational services,” said Walter Thompson, FACSM, president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in a press release. “We’re happy to recognize Dr. Berryman’s tremendous accomplishments.”

As the American College of Sports Medicine’s official historian as well as chair of the Office of Museum, History, and Archives, Berryman has been instrumental in preserving the history of the organization. He published Out of Many, One: A History of the American College of Sports Medicine in 1995. His work is also included in the 10 volume DVD series, ACSM’s Distinguished Leaders in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science.

Berryman received a M.S. and M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.

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