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Spine expert John Mayer named Fellow of national sports medicine group

USF Health spine expert John Mayer, DC, PhD, has been named a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide.

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Dr. Mayer is professor in the USF Health School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences and the Lincoln Endowed Chair in Biomechanical and Chiropractic Research, as well as coordinator of research for USF Health physical therapy program. His research focuses on investigating the link between poor back muscular fitness and low back pain, earning him federal research dollars to study back pain preventative options for firefighters and veterans. He was also tapped by NASA to join their experts at a national meeting that discussed the full effects of spaceflight on injury risk.

Dr. Mayer will be recognized for the award at the group’s annual meeting held next May in Colorado.