Pitt faculty, students lauded at annual sports medicine conference

Two Pitt School of Education faculty members and three Ph.D. students were recognized for their accomplishments during the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2022 Annual Meeting and World Congresses.

ACSM is the premier association for sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.

Pitt Education faculty members Christopher Kline and Sharon Ross, both associate professors in the Department of Health and Human Development, were recognized as new ACSM Fellows during the annual meeting. The fellowship program is the most prestigious distinction within ACSM and recognizes distinguished professional achievement in research and service in the fields of exercise science and sports medicine.

In addition, three Ph.D. students in Pitt Education’s Exercise Physiology program recently received scholarships and recognition from ACSM.

Caitlin Cheruka was awarded the 2022 Michael L. Pollock Student Scholarship to support her attendance at the annual meeting. JP Marrero-Rivera received first place in the ACSM Minority Health and Research Interest Group Student Awards. Rachel Sanders was accepted into the 2021-2022 cohort of the ACSM Leadership and Diversity Training Program.

Read more about these awards and recognitions on the Pitt Education website.