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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 2017 recipients!

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ACSM FOUNDATION DOCTORAL STUDENT RESEARCH GRANTS

 

Ashley L. Artese  
Florida State University
“The effect of functional impact training and yin yoga on body composition in breast cancer survivors”

Kimberly A. Clevenger  
Michigan State University 
“Validation of Proximity Tagging and Global Positioning Systems for Characterizing Preschoolers’ Physical Activity”

Gwendolyn R. Derk 
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Evaluating the Impact of Exercise on Muscle Sodium Levels in Hemodialysis Patients”

Liam F. Fitzgerald 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Can muscle energetics explain age-related differences in muscle fatigue?”

Brian P Johnson  
University of Maryland School of Medicine
“Investigating the effects of targeted memory reactivation during sleep on sensorimotor skill performance in older adults”

Stephanie Kerrigan  
Drexel University
“Project Step: Evaluating financial incentives and feedback for increasing daily walking”

Rebecca L. Krupenevich
University of Maryland
“Explaining the distal to proximal shift in joint kinetics of older adults”

Brenton T. Laing  
East Carolina University
“The role of medial basal glutamatergic neurons to control metabolism during exercise and recovery”

David Lee 
University of Arkansas
“A Novel Mechanism for Cardioprotection through Mitochondrial mRNA Translation Initiation”

Sean Shank
Pennsylvania State University
“The Effects of Exercise on Hydrogen Sulfide and Endothelium-Dependent Vasodilation in Healthy Aging”

Kyeongtak Song  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Quantifying Musculotendinous Stiffness in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability”

Joshua C. Tremblay 
University of British Columbia
“PERIPHERAL ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN HIGH-ALTITUDE ANDEANS: EVOLUTIONARY AND PATHOLOGICAL INSIGHTS”

 

CLINICAL SPORTS MEDICINE ENDOWMENT


Mitchell C. Selhorst

Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Back in the Game: A Pilot Study Assessing an Immediate Functional Progression Program in Athletes with a Spondylolysis.” 


NASA SPACE PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH GRANT

 

 

Paul S. Hafen  
Brigham Young University
“Deep Tissue Heating as a Therapeutic Model to Combat Skeletal Muscle Atrophy in Humans”

Amanda J. Lin  
Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
“Back in the Game: A Pilot Study Assessing an Immediate Functional Progression Program in Athletes with a Spondylolysis.”

PAFFENBARGER-BLAIR FUND FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
 

Katie Becofsky 
University of Massachusetts Amherst
“Strengthening the bond between owners and their dogs to increase physical activity”

Justin C. Brown
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
“The Influence of Exercise & Metformin on Myokines in Cancer Survivors”


RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

Seth A. Creasy 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
“Effects of Progressive Intensity Exercise Training on Glucose Control in Older Adults at Risk For Diabetes”

Elena Ivanova 
University of British Columbia
“Does exercise choice matter for physical activity adherence?”

Austin T. Robinson
University of Delaware
“The Influence of Fitness and Habitual Physical Activity on the Neurogenic Actions of Dietary Salt”

DR. RAYMOND A. WEISS RESEARCH ENDOWMENT

Kevin M. Crombie 
University of Wisconsin – Madison 
"Psychological and Endocannabinoid Responses to Physical and Psychosocial Stressors in Adults With and Without PTSD"

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