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

Robert Ross Receives 2017 ACSM Citation Award

Tracey Romero • Mon, July 10th, 2017

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Robert Ross, Ph.D., FACSM, recently received the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award for his research in sports medicine and the exercise sciences at the association’s annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Ross, a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and Department of Medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has published almost 190 papers and book chapters and has been cited over 15,000 times.

Recently, he led a new American Heart Association scientific statement published in Circulation in late 2016 that confirmed that cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) should always be measured in clinical practice to improve patient management and to encourage the adoption of lifestyle-based strategies proven to reduce cardiovascular risk.

He has also supervised over many graduate students who have gone on to also have vibrant careers in independent research at universities both in Canada and the United States.

“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. Ross’ tremendous accomplishments.”

Ross became an ACSM fellow in 2009 and has been a member of the Strategic Health Initiative (SHI) for Obesity Committee since 2013, and is a frequent speaker at ACSM annual meetings. He received his master’s in 1988 and doctorate in exercise science in 1992 from the University of Montreal.

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