La Crosse Mayo sports medicine doc gets national Nutritional Research Award
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The National Strength and Conditioning Association named La Crosse Dr. Andrew Jagim its Nutritional Research Award winner for 2020.
Jagim, who is sports medicine research director for the Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, will receive special recognition at the 2021 Annual NSCA National Conference in Orlando, Fla., because this year’s conference was canceled because of COVID-19.
His primary research area is nutritional requirements, knowledge and intake of athletes and relationships between performance and health. He also has a focused interest on the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements
Jagim is investigating the prevalence of low energy in collegiate athletes and examining the impact of nutritional supplementation on recovery following surgery.
In addition to research, Jagim has worked as a personal trainer and a sports nutrition consultant for a variety of clients and athletes. He provides consultations for athletes on sports nutrition and training strategies in Mayo’s Sports Medicine Department.
Jagim also co-hosts the Clinically Pressed podcast, which covers research findings for athletes, coaches and exercise enthusiasts.
Jagim earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and exercise science at the University of North Dakota and later completed a master’s degree in human performance at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
He also has a Ph.D. in kinesiology, with an emphasis in exercise physiology, from Texas A&M University.
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