Spring 2009
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Council Members' News and Activities
Feature Article:
Recommendations for prevention and treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
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President's Challenge Program Updates
Science Board News and Notes
What's New at HHS
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Science Board News and Notes

Member Updates
The PCPFS is proud to announce the three new Science Board members whose terms will begin in 2009.  Those individuals are I-Min Lee, MD, Sc.D., Matt Mahar, Ed.D., and Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D.  Dr. Lee is an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard University and an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Mahar is a professor and director of the Activity Promotion Laboratory at East Carolina University. Dr. Wiese-Bjornstal is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota.

Members whose terms expire at the end of 2008 are Drs. Barbara Ainsworth, Maureen Weiss, and Weimo Zhu.  Dr. Weiss served as chair of the board in 2008.  Dr. Ainsworth has served on the editorial board of the Research Digest since 2007.  We greatly appreciate their service to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

Get Informed
ACSM Health and Fitness Summit:  Jacqueline Epping, M.P.E., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will talk about the Physical Activity Guidelines. The Summit is scheduled for March 25-28, 2009. http://www.acsm.org/Content/

AAHPERD National Convention: Science Board members Thom McKenzie, Ph.D., Patty Freedson, Ph.D., and Greg Heath, DHSc. will talk about the applications of the Physical Activity Guidelines to school and after-school programs.  Their talk is part of the AAHPERD Research Consortium program.  The convention takes place March 31-April 4, 2009.  http://www.aahperd.org/research/template.cfm?template=08_submissions.html

Want to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of the science of physical activity?  Nominate that individual for the Science Honor Award.  For information on the award and the nomination process, please visit:






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