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The American College of Sports Medicine has named Bruce Gladden, a professor in Auburn's School of Kinesiology, a recipient of its 2015 Citation Award. Gladden was selected for this award because of his significant contributions to sports medicine and the exercise sciences. He was recognized at an awards banquet during the association’s annual meeting. Citation Award winners are selected for their leadership and contributions in the areas of research and scholarship, clinical care, administrative services or educational services.

Gladden's work is focused on the role of lactate in skeletal muscle and whole-body metabolism. He is the author or co-author of more than 75 refereed research articles and reviews, and his investigative work has attracted research funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, NATO and private research foundations.

Gladden has been recognized as an outstanding teacher throughout his career. At Auburn, he has been recognized as alumni professor, Auburn University graduate faculty lecturer and Humana-Germany-Sherman Distinguished Professor of Education. He has presented numerous invited lectures throughout the United States and Europe, enhancing his impact on the broader exercise science community. Gladden has served as president of the southeast chapter of ACSM, a member of the ACSM Board of Trustees and he is currently the editor-in-chief of the journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.

Gladden received one of six Citation Awards that were awarded this year. For more information and to view past recipients visit this website.