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Past Foundation Research Grant Recipients

ACSM's Foundation Research Grant Program started in 1989 with one research initiative in basic and applied science, and it awarded $50,000 among five doctoral research students that year. In 2016, the ACSM Foundation awarded approximately $129,770 among 21 research students.

Many of the past grant winners (see below) have gone on to become Fellows of the College. Their research was a stepping stone, propelling them to become prominent experts in their field.

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients!

 
ACSM FOUNDATION DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS


Sylvia E. Badon
University of Washington
"Maternal Physical Activity and Sedentary Time During Pregnancy and Infant Growth"

Joseph W. Beals
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Resistance Exercise as a Strategy to Enhance Basal and Postprandial Muscle Protein Synthesis in Obese Adults"

Russell Emmons
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"The Effect of Exercise and Obesity on Hematopoeitic Recovery Following Radiation Treatment"

Andrew E. Jensen
University of Southern California
"Cold-Water Immersion Diuresis: Are Atrial Natriuretic Peptide And Renin Involved?"

Marcus M. Lawrence
University of North Carolina - Charlotte
"Enhancing Muscle Glycogen Content to Rescue Skeletal Muscle Growth in Aged Rats"

Wesley K. Lefferts
Syracuse University
"Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cerebrovascular and Cognitive Function in Hypertensive Adults"

Nicole S. Schultz
Tufts University
"School Employee Wellness: Understanding Health Behaviors and Identifying Opportunities for Student and Staff Health Promotion"

Corinna F. Serviente
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Vascular Function Across the Menopausal Transition"

Joshua R. Smith
Kansas State University
"The Effect of Aging on the Inspiratory Muscle Metaboreflex"

Meynard John L. Toledo
Arizona State University
"Ecological Momentary Determinants of Sedentary Behavior"

Joseph D. White
East Carolina University
"Exercise Training and Its Effects on Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue"

Elizabeth Woytowicz
University of Maryland, Baltimore
"Interlimb Coordination of Complementary Bilateral Arm Movements In Young And Old Individuals"

CARL V. GISOLFI MEMORIAL FUND


Timothy M. Moore

University of Southern California
"DRP1: Its Role In The Mitochondrial Response To Exercise"

CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE ENDOWMENT


Elizabeth F. Teel

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"The Effect of ACTIVE Training in Healthy and Concussed Participants"

NASA SPACE PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GRANT


Nadia H. Agha

University of Houston
"Impact of Pre-Flight Aerobic Fitness Levels on Latent Viral Reactivation in Response to a 6-Month ISS Mission"

Rihana S. Bokhari
Texas A&M University
"Long-Term Impact of Continuous Radiation Exposure on Bone Cell Activity: Role of Exercise During Exposure"

PAFFENBARGER-BLAIR FUND FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


Huimin Yan
East Carolina University
"Effect of Physical Activity on Sympathetic Reactivity and Microvascular Function: Association to Social Context in African American Women"

RESEARCH ENDOWMENT
Michael De Lisio
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
"Remodeling the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche with Exercise"

Steven J. Elmer
Michigan Technological University
"RENEW-U! A New Exercise For Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury"

Nicholas P. Greene
University of Arkansas
"MicroRNA-16 As A Novel Target In Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus"

Bruno Roseguini
Purdue University
"Heat Stress and Skeletal Muscle Angiogenesis"

Past Foundation Research Grant Recipients

  • 1989

  • 1990-1995

  • 1996-2000

  • 2001-2005

  • 2006-2010

  • 2011-2015

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