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MARC-ACSM Matthew Kerner Undergraduate Student Investigator Award

Eligible individuals are a current or recently graduated UG student who is not enrolled in a Master’s level program.  The purpose of this award is to recognize and support undergraduate student investigative research. The winner receives a plaque and $250.  All undergraduate students who submit an abstract for a Free Communications/Slide presentation at the MARC Regional Chapter Meeting will be eligible for this award. The award is based on the quality of the submitted abstract and the presentation at the meeting. All abstracts will be evaluated, but only the top abstracts will have their presentations evaluated.

MARC-ACSM Master’s Student Investigator Award

Eligible individuals are any student who is currently enrolled in a Master’s level program, even if the work was completed as an UG student. The purpose of this award is to recognize and support Master’s level student investigative research. The winner receives a plaque and $400.  All undergraduate students who submit an abstract for a Free Communications/Slide presentation at the MARC Regional Chapter Meeting will be eligible for this award. The award is based on the quality of the submitted abstract and the presentation at the meeting. All abstracts will be evaluated, but only the top abstracts will have their presentations evaluated.

MARC-ACSM Doctoral Student Investigator Award

Eligible individuals are any student who is currently enrolled in a doctoral or medical program, even if the work was completed as a Master’s student. The purpose of this award is to recognize and support graduate student investigative research. The winner receives a plaque and $500 to be used to defray either travel costs to the National ACSM meeting or her/his research expenses. All graduate students who submit an abstract for a Free Communications/Slide presentation at the MARC Regional Chapter Meeting will be eligible for this award. The award is based on the quality of the submitted abstract and the presentation at the meeting. All abstracts will be evaluated, but only the top abstracts will have their presentations evaluated.

Determination of Finalists and Award Recipients for the Student Investigator Awards

The MARC Research Committee screens all student abstracts that are submitted for an oral presentation using a rubric.  You may download the evaluation rubric here. The top five ranked abstracts for each academic category identified above present their research during an oral session with the other class finalists (i.e. there is an Undergraduate session, a Master’s level session and a Doctoral level session) during the MARC Annual Conference. These finalists are ranked by a sub-committee of the MARC Research Committee to determine the award recipients.


 

Past Award Recipients & Student Competition Winners 

 

MARC Doctoral Student Investigator Award Recipients-

  • 2014- Paul Whitehead (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 2013- James Kuzmarski (University of Delaware)
  • 2012- Anna Stanhewicz (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 2011- Andrew Kelleher (Penn State Hershey College of Medicine)
  • 2010- Christopher Martens (University of Delaware)


MARC Master's Student Investigator Award Recipients

(Note:  Prior to 2010, the Award was named the MARC Graduate Student Investigator Award)

  • 2014-  Wesley Lefferts (Syracuse University)
  • 2013-  Candace Raceno (Syracuse University)
  • 2012-  Charles Brighbill (Bloomsburg University)
  • 2011-  Jessica Knurick (East Stroudsburg University)
  • 2011-  Mark Yankowski (Bloomsburg University)
  • 2011-  Jody Greaney (University of Delaware)
  • 2010-  J. Luke Pryor (Ithaca College)
  • 2009-  Kenneth P. Clark (West Chester University)
  • 2008-  Styliani Goulopoulou (Syracuse University)
  • 2007-  Francesca Amati (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 2006-  Sara Fleet (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 2005-  Kimberly Weary (University of Pittsburgh) 
  • 2004-  Brian Clark (Syracuse University)
  • 2002-  Ifignia Giannopoulou (Syracuse University)
  • 2001-  Devin Dobrosielski (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)


MARC Matthew Kerner Undergraduate Student Investigator Award Recipients

  • 2014-  Noah Smith (Messiah College)
  • 2013-  Hope Sloanhoffer (West Virginia University)
  • 2012-  Brendan Tarzia (Syracuse University)
  • 2011-  Ryan Spiardi (Slippery Rock University)
  • 2010-  Wesley Lefferts (Skidmore College)
  • 2009-  Dawnette M. Urcuyo (Gettysburg College)
  • 2008-  Kristy Rubino (Gettysburg College)
  • 2007-  Mark Sausen (University of Delaware)
  • 2006-  Jennifer Basich (Slippery Rock University)
  • 2005-  Luke Haile (Bloomsburg University)
  • 2004-  Valerie Williams (Slippery Rock University)
  • 2003-  John Cuddy (Messiah College)
  • 2002-  Faith Augrom (Gettysburg College)
  • 2001-  Anita Christie (Brock University)


MARC President's Award Past Recipients

  • 2009-  Michael Holmstrup (Syracuse University)
  • 2008-  Ruth Franklin (Syracuse University)
  • 2007-  Francesca Amati (University of Pittsburgh)
  • 2006-  Stella Goulopoulou (Syracuse University)
  • 2005-  Summery Cook (Syracuse University)
  • 2004-  Tracy Baynard (Syracuse University)
  • 2003-  Todd Manini (Syracuse University) 
  • 2002-  Joseph Andreacci (University of Pittsburg)
  • 2001-  Todd Cade (University of Maryland School of Medicine)


MARC Student Investigator Award Winners

Note:  Before 2001, MARC did not differentiate between graduate and undergraduate students for this award.

  • 2000-  Kelly Doerzbacher (The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)
  • 1999-  Shawn C. Franckowiak (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
  • 1998-  B. Nindl (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1997-  J. Marx (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1996-  B. Nindl (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1995-  C. Choma (Ithaca College)
  • 1994-  H. Martin (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1993-  C.W. Ho (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1992-  J. Petrides (Uniformed Services University)
  • 1991-  D. Statt (SUNY)
  • 1990-  D. Zappe (The Pennsylvania State University)
  • 1989-  K. O. Hagen (Rutgers University)


College Bowl Winners

  • 2012-  St. Francis University
  • 2011-  Slippery Rock University
  • 2010-  Ithaca College
  • 2009-  Messiah College
  • 2008-  Salisbury University


Fitness Challenge Winners

  • 2016- Slippery Rock University
  • 2015- Slippery Rock University
  • 2014- Slippery Rock University
  • 2013- Ithaca College
  • 2012- Slippery Rock University
  • 2011- East Stroudsburg University
  • 2010- Slippery Rock University


Service / Honor Award

Given in recognition of a history of outstanding service and dedication to the MARC-ACSM. Name changed to Honor Award in 2013.

  • 2016- No Award Given
  • 2015- Gene Hong & Bill Farquhar
  • 2014- No Award Given
  • 2013- Bradley Hatfield
  • 2012- No Award Given
  • 2011- Jim Roberts
  • 2010- Craig Stevens
  • 2009- Mark Sloniger
  • 2008- Shala Davis
  • 2007- Jill Kanaley
  • 2006- Matthew Kerner
  • 2005- Janet Wigglesworth
  • 2004- No Award Given
  • 2003- Allan Goldfarb
  • 2002- Gary Sforzo
  • 2001- Betsy Keller
  • 2000- Sam Case
  • 1999- Michael Cox
  • 1998- No Annual Report on File - Unknown
  • 1997- No Award Given
  • 1996- Nancy Zambraski
  • 1995- Timothy McConnell
  • 1994- Jan Houtman
  • 1993- Bob Otto
  • 1992- Al Paolone
  • 1991- No Record
  • 1990- Ed Zambraski