Schmitz to give fall 2020 Dean’s Lecture on exercise as medicine
Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, will present the Fall 2020 Penn State College of Medicine Dean’s Lecture, speaking on “Exercise is Medicine at Penn State Health.” The lecture will be presented virtually via Zoom from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, and will also be recorded for later viewing.
Dr. Schmitz is a leading researcher in exercise oncology – the use of exercise in cancer prevention, control and survivorship.
Dr. Schmitz, who has led many exercise trials and translated her work into clinical practice, has published more than 240 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has had $25 million in funding for her research since 2001.
She was the lead author of the first American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Roundtable on Exercise for Cancer Survivors, which published guidance for exercise testing and prescription for cancer survivors in July 2010.
In June 2017, she became president-elect of ACSM, taking the role of president from June 2018 to May 2019.
In March 2018, Dr. Schmitz chaired an International Multidisciplinary ACSM Roundtable on Exercise and Cancer Prevention and Control, at which physicians, outpatient rehabilitation specialists, researchers and exercise professionals in the room broadly agreed that the field of exercise oncology needs to be elevated further. Dr. Schmitz’s professional mission is to determine how to do so.
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