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

Stephen Rice Receives 2017 ACSM Citation Award

Tracey Romero • Thu, July 6th, 2017

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Stephen Rice, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FAAP, program director of the Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellowship at Jersey Shore University Medical Center and clinical professor of pediatrics at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway Township, New Jersey, received the 2017 American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award at the association’s recent annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

Rice was awarded for his contributions to sports medicine and exercise sciences. He served as a faculty member in the University of Washington’s division of sports medicine for almost 20 years and while there was a team physician for the University of Washington’s Huskies. He is also the developer of the Athletic Health Care System and founder of the Harborview Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, Washington.

“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, FASCM, president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in a press release. “We are happy to recognize Dr. Rice’s tremendous accomplishments.”

Rice has been a member of ACSM since 1979 and became a fellow in 1983. He has served on many committees and tasks forces as well as the board of trustees from 2007 to 2010. He also chaired the Health & Science Policy Committee for over 10 years and has contributed to over 100 original publications. In addition, he has served as a manuscript reviewer for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise as well as other journals.

Rice earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from New York University in 1974 and completed his pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He also has an MPH from the University of Washington.

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