Dr. Goldberg honored by President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Dr. GoldbergThe President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) will honor Linn Goldberg, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine and Head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at OHSU, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2012.

Lifetime Achievement Awards are given to individuals whose careers have greatly contributed to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition-related programs nationwide, according to the President's Council. Recipients are selected by PCFSN members based on the span and scope of their career, the estimated number of lives they have touched and the impact of their legacy.

Dr. Goldberg, an internationally recognized expert on researching, diagnosing and treating medical illnesses that impair physical activity, is the co-founder and longtime head of Oregon Health & Science University's Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine.

Dr. Goldberg may be best known for co-creating the groundbreaking health promotion and drug abuse prevention programs for teen athletes called ATLAS and ATHENA. The NIH-studied, award-winning programs promote physical activity, healthy nutrition and athletic achievement as alternatives to performance-enhancing and illicit drug use, and other health harming behaviors, using student-athlete peer leaders to educate their teammates in small groups.