Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Upcoming Events

2021 MARC ACSM Meeting
November 5-6, 2021
Sheraton Hotel
Harrisburg, PA

Conference Registration and
Hotel Reservation sites are now live!

2021 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting Full Program
2021 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting Brochure
All scientific sessions and free communications will be held face-to-face 
(Face mask will be required throughout the conference!) Please visit Annual Meeting page for more information

Call for Abstracts!
Interested in presenting your research at the 2021 MARC-ACSM Annual Conference in Harrisburg, PA? Abstract submissions will open on Friday, August 23 and are due by Friday September 10th at 11:59pm. To submit visit the Annual Meeting Page. There you find the link to the submission portal as well as instructional guides to help you format and submit your abstract. Our goal is to notify authors about acceptance during the first week of October.  If you have questions about your submission or the submission process please contact Research Committee chair, Peter Hosick at hosickp@montclair.edu.

Message from the President

Dear MARC ACSM members: 

On behalf of the MARC Executive Board, it gives me
great pleasure to announce that we will be holding our annual
conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg, PA on November 5-6, 2021. Click here to read more.

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This issue's highlight - Early-stage Investigator Award Information (Due: August 27th, 2021)


Now accepting applications for Early-stage Investigator Awards: click here for more information


Congratulations to our proud MARC students from Saint Francis University - the recipients of 2nd place at National ACSM College Bowl 2021!
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Research Committee Applications:

The MARC Research Committee is seeking applications to serve on the committee for 2021-2023. Responsibilities of committee members include:

  • Evaluate abstracts submitted for presentation at the MARC-ACSM Annual meeting.
  • Evaluate abstracts submitted for a Research Award.
  • Evaluate the MARC ACSM Early-Stage Investigator Awards Grant.   
  • Evaluate award presentations 
  • Attend committee meetings

Interested parties are asked to complete the application survey no later than Friday July 30th. For questions please contact Peter Hosick, Committee Chair, at hosickp@montclair.edu  

Executive Board-Fall Elections:
The MARC Executive Board is seeking nominations for open positions on the MARC-ACSM Board.  Self-nomination and/or nominations of others are welcome. The open positions for 2021 are:
  • President-elect (3 year commitment) 
  • Vice President (2 year commitment).
  • Member-at-Large (MAL) (2 positions available, 2 year commitment)
  • Physician-at-Large (2 year commitment) 
 All interested parties should email cover letter and CV along with any questions to: Dr. Melissa Reed at mreed3@wcupa.edu  The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday June 30, 2021

Request for ACSM Fellowship Mentors:
ACSM SHI-Women is seeking mentors within the regional chapter in order to assist the SHI Women in building its mentoring program. Click Women to Fellowship Program Pathway infographic PP5 for more information.

Contact Us

Stephen LoRusso, PhD
Executive Director

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We aim to foster the professional and educational development of students and to promote the dissemination of health and exercise related information from ACSM National through the scientific resources within MARC.


Joining the Mid-Atlantic ACSM Chapter ensures easy access and close-to-home educational, professional, and networking opportunities. Members gain access to programs and opportunities in a smaller and more personal environment. Whether it's building knowledge, building networks or building careers, MARC-ACSM can you get there! 

Make the most of your chapter membership-
  • Share your research & present at meetings
  • Connect with like-minded professionals & students
  • Access funding opportunities 
  • Advance your education through first-rate educational offerings
  • Volunteer & serve to get connected and give back
  • Gain exposure to a variety of sports medicine & exercise science professions

Chapter Leaders

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Stephen LoRusso, PhD

Executive Director

Joohee Sanders, PhD

Associate Executive Director
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Melissa Reed, PhD, ACSM C-CEP

Past President

Devon Dobrosielski, PhD, FACSM


Michael Bruneau, Jr., PhD, ACSM EP-C, NASM CPT


Emily Sauers, PhD, FACSM

Vice President

Peter Hosick, PhD

Member at Large
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Andres E. Carrillo, PhD

Member at Large

Shannon Lennon, PhD

Member at Large

Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, PhD, CSCS

Member at Large
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Casey Meizinger, MD

Physician at Large

Adam Susmarski, DO

Physician at Large
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Sara Campbell, PhD, FACSM

ACSM Regional Representative
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Brittany Overstreet, PhD

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John Guers

New Jersey State Representative
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Yu Jen Chang, PhD

West Virginia State Representative
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Deborah Feairheller, PhD, FACSM

Pennsylvania State Representative
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Timothy Werner

Maryland State Representative