Ralph S. Paffenbarger - Blair Epidemiological Fund
In 1996, Ralph S. Paffenbarger, M.D., DrPh, Dsc, FACSM was co-recipient of the first Olympic Prize for Sports Sciences. Dr. Paffenbarger gifted this medal to Steven Blair, P.E.D., FACSM, who, in turn, donated the medal to ACSM. ACSM created this fund in recognition of Dr. Paffenbarger's many contributions to the College and epidemiology research in the physical activity area. This fund awards an annual grant to enhance ongoing research in the field of epidemiology.