Winner: Rodger Kram, PhD
This is the most prestigious honor given by the ASB. It recognizes outstanding career accomplishment and is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in any area of biomechanics. The awardee attends the annual meeting of the ASB to receive the award and to deliver the Borelli lecture.
This year’s winner is Rodger Kram, PhD, from the University of Colorado. He received his doctorate from Harvard University in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology following a BA in biology from Northwestern University and MS degree in biomechanics from The Pennsylvania State University. He has spent many years researching metabolic cost of locomotion in both human and nonhuman models. He has published studies of locomotor energetics in species ranging from penguins to giant tortoises. Dr. Kram served as President of the American Society of Biomechanics and is an ASB fellow.
Jim Hay Memorial Award
Winner: Tim Hewett, PhD
The Jim Hay Memorial Award for Research in Sports and Exercise Biomechanics was established in 2004 through the support of the Hay family and additional donors to recognize outstanding career accomplishment and is awarded annually to an investigator who has conducted exemplary research in the area of sports and exercise science biomechanics. The Hay Award selection is based on originality, quality and depth of the research and the relevance of this work to the field of sports and exercise biomechanics. The awardee attends the annual meeting of the ASB to receive the award and to deliver the Jim Hay Memorial lecture.
The winner of this award is Timothy E. Hewett, PhD. Dr. Hewett received his BA in anthropology, BS in biology, and PhD in physiology and biophysics from the University of Cincinnati. He was a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati before moving to The Ohio State University in 2010. This summer he will be leaving Ohio State and moving to the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hewett was been a substantial contributor to the area of anterior cruciate injury prevention, especially in young female athletes.