Brown Bag Series in Science: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Mortality, Mind and Muscle
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Brown Bag Series in Science: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Mortality, Mind and Muscle

Oct 11, 2019

Brown Bag Series in Science: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Mortality, Mind and Muscle
Thursday, October 24  |  12:00 p.m. ET

ACSM’s Brown Bag Series in Science gives students an opportunity to learn more about the diverse scientific work ACSM members conduct. Sign up for this informal discussion to hear more about what ACSM members study, the general research methodology they use and some of the interesting results of their research.

In this month's presentation, ACSM Fellow Beth Taylor, PhD, will be discussing her research examining the effects of statins on skeletal muscle strength and aerobic performance, the effects of Coenyme Q10 supplementation on skeletal muscle side effects, and cognitive side effects of statins assessed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. 

Presenter:

Fellow Beth Taylor, PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention, and Policy
University of Connecticut

Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut as well as the Director of Exercise Physiology Research at Hartford Hospital. Her research interests focus on interactions between exercise, aging, cardiovascular disease, and commonly used cardiovascular medications. She has been a principal or co-investigator on several NIH-funded projects involving the pleiotropic effects of statin therapy (cholesterol-lowering drugs) in humans. These projects include investigation of the direct effects of statins on skeletal muscle strength and aerobic performance, the effects of Coenzyme Q10 supplementation on skeletal muscle side effects, and cognitive side effects of statins assessed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. With funding from the American Heart Association she is now investigating novel mechanisms to detect statin-associated muscle symptoms so as to improve tolerance and effectiveness of statin drugs. She has also recently been studying the effect of aerobic exercise training on brain volumes and memory function in individuals at risk of Alzheimers Disease. An avid runner herself, Taylor has conducted studies at the Boston and Hartford Marathons to determine the effects of sustained endurance exercise on blood clot risk, markers of cardiovascular injury and stress, and the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on these biomarkers.

We hope you can join us!

Unable to watch the webinar live? Register anyway, and you will receive a link to the recorded version afterward.


Register 

Brown Bag Series in Science: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Mortality, Mind and Muscle

Oct 11, 2019

Brown Bag Series in Science: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Mortality, Mind and Muscle
Thursday, October 24  |  12:00 p.m. ET

ACSM’s Brown Bag Series in Science gives students an opportunity to learn more about the diverse scientific work ACSM members conduct. Sign up for this informal discussion to hear more about what ACSM members study, the general research methodology they use and some of the interesting results of their research.

In this month's presentation, ACSM Fellow Beth Taylor, PhD, will be discussing her research examining the effects of statins on skeletal muscle strength and aerobic performance, the effects of Coenyme Q10 supplementation on skeletal muscle side effects, and cognitive side effects of statins assessed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. 

Presenter:

Fellow Beth Taylor, PhD, FACSM
Associate Professor, Institute for Collaboration on Health Intervention, and Policy
University of Connecticut

Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at University of Connecticut as well as the Director of Exercise Physiology Research at Hartford Hospital. Her research interests focus on interactions between exercise, aging, cardiovascular disease, and commonly used cardiovascular medications. She has been a principal or co-investigator on several NIH-funded projects involving the pleiotropic effects of statin therapy (cholesterol-lowering drugs) in humans. These projects include investigation of the direct effects of statins on skeletal muscle strength and aerobic performance, the effects of Coenzyme Q10 supplementation on skeletal muscle side effects, and cognitive side effects of statins assessed with functional magnetic resonance imaging. With funding from the American Heart Association she is now investigating novel mechanisms to detect statin-associated muscle symptoms so as to improve tolerance and effectiveness of statin drugs. She has also recently been studying the effect of aerobic exercise training on brain volumes and memory function in individuals at risk of Alzheimers Disease. An avid runner herself, Taylor has conducted studies at the Boston and Hartford Marathons to determine the effects of sustained endurance exercise on blood clot risk, markers of cardiovascular injury and stress, and the effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs on these biomarkers.

We hope you can join us!

Unable to watch the webinar live? Register anyway, and you will receive a link to the recorded version afterward.


Register 

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Our Mission

The Greater New York Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine has set goals to

1)  Promote and advance professions related to the science of exercise as medicine;

2)  Build relationships that foster growth and collaboration with other organizations, physicians, scientists, and educators concerned with the science of exercise and related fields;

3)  Arrange mutual meetings of physicians, educators, clinicians and scientists;

4)  Make available post-graduate education in fields related to these sciences;

5)  Initiate, promote and correlate research in these fields;

Membership

 Benefits
- Discounts to Chapter meetings and events
- Newsletter highlighting chapter events and news
- Opportunities to present at meetings, forums and events
- Access to student scholarship and award programs
- Opportunities to network with exercise science, sports medicine, clinical exercise, and allied health professionals
- Information regarding regional graduate programs, internships, and job opportunities

Chapter Leadership

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Astrid Mel PhD, CSCS, HFS, CSN

Treasurer
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Aimee Layton, PhD

Secretary
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Mary Allison Williams PhD, EP-C,

President-Elect
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Patrick Davitt, PhD, CSCS, FACSM

Immediate Past President
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Heather Milton MS, RCEP, CSCS

President
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Neal Pire MA, CEP, CSCS, FACSM

Executive Director