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Past Foundation Research Award & Grant Winners

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 2014, the ACSM Foundation funded more doctoral students than in previous years, and awarded approximately $140,000 among 24 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 2014 recipients!

ACSM FOUNDATION DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS


Alisa D. Blazek

The Ohio State University
"Mediators of Exercise-Driven Musculoskeletal Health"

Justin A. Fletcher
University of Missouri-Columbia
"Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 and Exercise-Induced Hepatic Mitochondrial Adaptations"

Jocelyn F. Hafer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Physical Activity: A Mediator of Muscle Power, Knee Mechanics and Fatigue?"

Seth W. Holwerda
University of Missouri-Columbia
"Neural-vascular Contributions to Exercise Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetic Patients"

Monica L. Kearney
University of Missouri-Columbia
"Short-term Exercise and Postprandial Glycemic Control in Type 2 Diabetes"

Rian Q. Landers-Ramos
University of Maryland
"Mechanisms Underlying Optimal CAC Function in Endurance-Trained Individuals"

Yang Lee
Texas A&M University 
"Nox2 Regulation in Disue-induced Skeletal Muscle Atrophy"

Wesley K. Lefferts
Syracuse University
"Effects of Dietary Nitrate on Cognitive and Cerebrovascular Function in Hypoxia"

Zachary F. Lerner
Colorado State University
"Effects of Childhood Obesity on Hip/Knee Joint Forces during Walking/Running"

Chenyi Ling
University of Illinois at Chicago
"Shear Stress-Mediated Changes in the CRP-induced Effects on Endothelial Cells"

Lisa H. Mason
University of Kentucky
"ImPACT Valididty: Construct and Diagnostic Validity in a Sports Concussion Sample"

Derek N. Pamukoff
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Effects of Local Muscle and Whole Body Vibration on Neuromuscular Function"

Aaron T. Piepmeier
University of North Carolina Greensboro
"A Molecular Approach to Examining BDNF in Physical Activity & Cognition"

Yair Pincu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Adipose-Resident Pericyte Response to High Fat Diet and Exercise"

Kurt J. Sollanek
University of Florida
"Exercise Induces Alterations in Diaphragmatic Mitochondrial Protein Expression"

CARL V. GISOLFI MEMORIAL FUND


Cory Greever
University of Masschusetts Amherst
"A Physical Activity and Sleep Education Intervention for Latina Girls"

CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE ENDOWMENT


Morteza Khodaee
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver
"Screening for Acute Kidney Injury with Urine Dipstick Following an Ultramarathon"

NASA SPACE PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GRANT

Ryan Broxterman
Kansas State University
"Physiological Responses during Simulated Partial-Gravity Ambulation"

Stephan van Vliet
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Intrinsically Labeled Egg Protein for the In Vivo Meas. Of Human Protein Metabolism"

PAFFENBARGER-BLAIR FUND FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICLA RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


Jaclyn, P. Maher
Pennsylvania State University
"Daily Motivational Processes Underlying Older Adults' Sedentary Behavior"

RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

Darren P. Casey
University of Iowa
"Aging, Dietary Nitrates and Compensatory Vasodilation during Hypoxic Exercise"

Jody L. Greaney
Pennsylvania State University
"Central versus Peripheral Limitations to Reflex Cutaneous Vasodilation in Aged Adults"

Stephen C. Kolwicz
University of Washington
"The Effect of Enhanced Fatty Acid Oxidation on Exercise Capacity and Training"

Brandt D. Pence
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Exercise and Immune Response to Vaccinia Infection in Mice"

Past Research Grant Recipients

  • 1989

  • 1990-1995

  • 1996-2000

  • 2001-2005

  • 2006-2010

  • 2011-2015

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