Congratulations to Dr. Jake Lindheimer for winning the 2021 New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine!
This award is intended to recognize new investigators who, as a consequence of their educational background/training and quality of initial independent research productivity, have begun and are likely to continue to make a significant contribution to knowledge in basic or clinical exercise science or sports medicine.
Jake is a federally funded Research Health Scientist at the Madison VA Medical Center and also holds Honorary Fellow positions in the UW-Madison Departments of Kinesiology and Medicine. When asked how it felt when he got the news, he replied “It’s an absolute pleasure to receive this award and I am honored to join the ranks of the many exceptional people who received it before me, including my mentor, Dr. Dane Cook, who won it in 2004. Importantly, I want to acknowledge the support I received from my family, mentors, study team members, and friends, as well as the incredible scientific environments at UW-Madison and the Madison VA Medical Center, all of which helped make this achievement possible”