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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 2013, the ACSM Foundation funded more doctoral students than in previous years, and awarded approximately $130,000 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 2013 recipients!

ACSM FOUNDATION DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

Leryn Boyle
The University of Missouri
"Changes in Physical Activity Alter Cardiometabolic Health"

Angelique G. Brellenthin
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Endocannabinoids After Preferred and Prescribed Exercise"

Patrick R. Davis
East Carolina University
"Regulation of Mitochondria and Fatigue during Muscle Atrophy"

Qingnian Goh  
University of Toledo
"ICAM-1 Immunobiology in Skeletal Muscle Hypertrophy"

James M. Hinkley
East Carolina University
"Regulation of Muscle Metabolism and Contraction by CaMKKalpha"

Amy A. Kirkham
University of British Columbia
"Cardio-Protective Effects of Exercise During Chemotherapy"   

Evan Matthews
University of Delaware
"Blood Pressure Reactivity in Salt Sensitive Normotensives"

Melissa Puppa
University of South Carolina
"Regulation of Mitochondrial Plasticity by gp130r in Skeletal Muscle after Contraction"

Llion Roberts
University of Queensland
"Adaptation to Resistance Training and Cold Water Immersion"

Justin R. Ryder
Arizona State University
"Exercise and Postprandial Endothelial Function in Youth"

Saurabh Thosar
Indiana University
"Endothelial Dysfunction during Prolonged Sitting"

Sarah J. Wherry
Arizona State University
"Effect of Wii Fit Intervention on Balance in Older Women"

Joshua C. Drake
Colorado State University
"Sex and Tissue Differences with Chronic Rapamycin Induction of Autophagy and Mitophagy"

CARL V. GISOLFI MEMORIAL FUND

Eric Rivas    
Texas Woman's University
"Heat Stress during Rest and Exercise on Glucose and Insulin Responses in Obese"

CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE ENDOWMENT

Jodi L. Zilinski
Massachusetts General Hospital
"Evaluating Cardiovascular Adaptations to Marathon Training"

NASA SPACE PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GRANT

Ramon D. Boudreaux
Texas A&M University
"Resistance Exercise and Bisphosphonate Therapy as a Novel Pre-Treatment to Prevent Bone Loss"

Benjamin J. Ryan
University of Colorado-Boulder
"Head Down Tilt Bed Rest as a Human Model of Neocytolysis"

 PAFFENBARGER-BLAIR FUND FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICLA RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Laura D. Ellingson
University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Quantifying and Reducing Sedentary Time in College Students"

Eric Shiroma, Jr
Harvard School of Public Health
"Comparing Hip and Wrist Accelerometer-Assessed Activity"

 RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

Vanessa D. Sherk  
University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus
"Disruption of Skeletal Adaptations to Exercise by NSAIDs"

Kristin I. Stanford
Joslin Diabetes Center
"Maternal Exercise Improves Liver Function of Offspring"

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY DOCTORAL STUDENT GRANT ON BEHAVIOR RESEARCH

Elena Ivanova
McGill University
"Improving Exercise Tolerance and Affective Responses to Exercises"

 

 

 





Past Research Grant Recipients

  • 1989

  • 1990-1995

  • 1996-2000

  • 2001-2005

  • 2006-2010

  • 2011-2015

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