The prestigious award is granted to individuals who have made significant and important contributions in the areas of sports medicine and exercise science related to research, scholarship, clinical care and educational services.
As an exercise physiologist and epidemiologist, Pivarnik studies the exercise responses of females – particularly during pregnancy – and children, both healthy and those with chronic diseases. His focus is on the role of physical activity in reducing risk factors for chronic disease development.
He was presented with the award during ACSM’s annual meeting in Orlando.
ACSM, founded in 1954, has more than 45,000 members committed to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and the advancement of the science of exercise.