Dr. Nindl is Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center and Professor in the Department of Sports Medicine in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Nindl worked for over 20 years as a government scientist working for the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and the US Army Public Health Command. Dr. Nindl received a B.S. in biology from Clarkson University in 1989, a M.S. in physiology of exercise from Springfield College in 1993, a Ph.D. in physiology from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999.
His research interests span human performance optimization/injury prevention domains with a focus on adaptations of the neuromuscular and endocrine systems (growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-I axis) to both exercise and military operational stress. Dr. Nindl has been a member of ACSM since 1989, was elected as a Fellow in 2001 and received the ACSM New Investigator Award in 2002. While a graduate student at Penn State, Dr. Nindl was a student member of MARC-ACSM and was a recipient of the MARC-ACSM Geisinger student investigator award in both 1996 and 1998 and the MARC-ACSM Geisinger Presidents’ Award in 1997. After receiving his PhD, Dr. Nindl was a member of NEACSM from 1999-2011, having served on the executive board from 2001-2003.
Dr. Nindl has been extensive involvement in ACSM having served on the ACSM Research Review Committee from 2006-2011, the ACSM International Relations Committee from 2010-present, and as an Associate Editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise and Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews and presenting over 20 symposia and tutorials an National and Regional ACSM meetings. Dr. Nindl’s interest in serving on the MARC-ACSM Executive Board is to further promote the regional meetings as an integral part of student’s professional development and to also contribute to the high-quality scientific program content of the yearly meetings.