MARCO CABRERA STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD
Dr. Marco E. Cabrera (1954-2009) was a dedicated pediatric exercise scientist and the Director of the Systems Modeling System at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Cabrera’s research focused on mechanisms for regulating muscle metabolism during exercise in children with the goal of improving daily functioning of patients with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. He was dedicated to student learning in pediatric exercise. His research and participation in NASPEM and the European PWP meetings, as well as his leadership with ACSM’s Pediatric Special Interest Group, are deeply missed. Dr. Cabrera’s contributions to NASPEM and the field of pediatric exercise science have continued posthumously through the establishment of the annual Marco Cabrera Student Research Award.