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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 2015, the ACSM Foundation awarded approximately $130,500 among 22 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 2015 recipients!

ACSM FOUNDATION DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS


Jacob M. Allen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“The Effects of Exercise on Gut Short Chain Fatty Acids and Regulatory T-Cells”

Daniel H. Craighead
Pennsylvania State University
“The Effect of ACE Inhibitors on Microvessel Structure and Function”

Aaron J. Done
Northern Arizona University
“Does Acute Exercise Activate NRF2 in Humans?”

John Guers
University of Delaware
“The Effect of Exercise on Sodium Induced Endothelial Dysfunction Independent of Blood Pressure Change”

Justin Perry Hardee
University of South Carolina
“The Cachectic Skeletal Muscle Response to Low- and High- frequency Electrical Stimulation”

Jin Hee Jeong
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Examination of Factors Affecting the Safety of Intradialytic Exercise in Hemodialysis Patients”

Hawley E. Kunz
University of Houston
“Enhancing Adenovirus-specific Immunity with Exercise: Role of Adrenergic Receptors”

Sanghee Park
East Carolina University
“Regulation of Glucose Metabolism by Muscle Contractile Activity and Resveratrol” 

Meghan G. Ramick
University of Delaware
“The Effect of Dietary Nitrates on Physical Performance and Vascular Function in CKD”

Lindsay A. Tanskey
Tufts University
“An Investigation of Summer Weight Change in Elementary School Students”

Heather L. Vellers
Texas A&M University
“The Effect of Chronic Overfeeding on Voluntary Physical Activity”

Zachary Zenko
Iowa State University
“Making Exercise More Pleasant for Sedentary People with Obesity”

CARL V. GISOLFI MEMORIAL FUND


Matthew T. Wittbrodt

Georgia Institute of Technology
“Dehydration-Mediated Changes to Brain Activity and Morphology During Motor Tasks: Does Sex Matter?"

CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE ENDOWMENT


Robert C. Lynall

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Fundtional Movement Deficits Following Sport-Related Concussion”

NASA SPACE PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GRANT


Anita V. Mantri

Texas A&M University
“Modulation of Bone Response to Exercise and Disuse by Oral Contraceptive Use”

Amanda L. Zaleski
University of Connecticut
“The Effect of Compression Socks on Blood Clot Risk During Travel in Oral Contraceptive Using Women”

PAFFENBARGER-BLAIR FUND FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY


Youngdeok Kim

Texas Tech University
“Day-to-day Reciprocal Associations of Sleep, Physical Activity, and Sedentary Behavior Among Adolescents: An Autoregressive Cross-lagged Modeling Approach”

RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

Marcia J. Abbott
Chapman University
“AMP-activated Protein Kinase as a Direct Regulator of the Myokine IL15”

Daniel Gagnon
Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine – Dallas
“The Frank-Starling Curve During Heat Stress in Healthy Aged Humans”

Nathan T. Jenkins
University of Georgia
“Influence of Exercise Intensity on CD62E+ Circulating Angiogenic Cells”

Anna E. Stanhewicz
Pennsylvania State University
"Skin Sympathetic Nerve Activity and Attenuated Reflex Vasodilation in Older Adults"

DR. RAYMOND A. WEISS RESEARCH ENDOWMENT


Elena Ivanova

McGill University
“Why Adults with Symptoms of Anxiety May Prefer Low Exercise Intensities? Implications for Exercise Enjoyment and Adherence”

Past Foundation Research Grant Recipients

  • 1989

  • 1990-1995

  • 1996-2000

  • 2001-2005

  • 2006-2010

  • 2011-2015

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