Washington Football Team Physician Dr. Harmon Receives AMSSM Founders Award
SAN FRANCISCO- In the latest of recognitions spanning the Pac-12 Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being Initiative (SAHWBI), Dr. Kimberly Harmon, University of Washington football team physician and current Pac-12 Research Development Director, has been honored by the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) with the 2020 Founders’ Award of society for his contributions to AMSSM and the field of sports medicine. The “Founders Award” is given when the leadership of the AMSSM determines that a member embodies the best that a sports medicine physician can be and do.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to have received this award,” said Dr. Harmon. “The founders of AMSSM are people who have advanced the field of sports medicine in monumental ways. I continue to admire them and cannot thank them enough for all they have done for sports medicine, for their mentorship and for this recognition.
A former board member and president of the SAHWBI Pac-12, Dr. Harmon assumed the role of Director of Pac-12 Research Development during the 2020-21 college season in addition to her duties at the University of Washington. . Early in her tenure as Director of Research Development, she played a key role in overseeing the league’s new partnerships with COVID-19 test providers as well as league guidelines, recommendations and protocols for COVID-19 screening and Pac-12 return to play during the pandemic, also serving on the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee. Her career has also included many other notable endeavours, including as President of the AMSSM Foundation and as a consultant to the NCAA on a number of special projects.
“The AMSSM Founders Award is a tremendous professional achievement and we are thrilled that Dr. Harmon is receiving such well-deserved recognition,” said Miguel Rueda, Senior Assistant Director of Health and Performance Sports for the University of Colorado at Boulder and current President of the Pac-12 SAHWBI. “Dr. Harmon has been and continues to be a leader in advancing and promoting the health and well-being of all student-athletes.
The AMSSM is a multidisciplinary organization of sports medicine physicians dedicated to the education, research, advocacy and care of athletes of all ages. To learn more about the AMSSM, visit www.amssm.org.
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