2022 ACSM Research Grant Recipients
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2022-2023 Research Grant Awardees

We congratulate our 2022-2023 award recipients on their achievement!

ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant

Lexie Beemer


Lexie Beemer, M.S.

University of Michigan

"Child engagement during a virtual, instructor-led, physical activity program at home"

 

Michael Belbis


Michael Belbis, M.S.

Purdue University

"Effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on exercise tolerance in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction"
 

David Buckley


David Buckley, M.S.

University of Texas at Arlington

"Influence of exercise on age-related metabolic dysfunction: role of local inflammation"

 

Rachel Cottle


Rachel Cottle, M.S.

The Pennsylvania State University

"Identification of critical thermal environments for aged adults at rest"

 

Ashley Darling


Ashley Darling, M.S.

University of Texas at Arlington

"The moderating influence of physical activity on the link between daily stress vulnerability & blood pressure reactivity"
 

Kirsten Dunlap


Kirsten Dunlap, M.S.

Florida State University

"Defining the responsiveness of glucocorticoid myopathic skeletal muscle to resistance exercise"
 

Micah Garcia


Micah Garcia, M.S.

University of Toledo

"Biomechanical and psychophysiological responses of adolescent runners to cadence manipulation in a natural environment"
 

Thomas Gooding


Thomas Gooding, M.Ed.

Washington State University

"Functional vs. Non-Functional overreach markers from a 3-week exercise training protocol"
 

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Brooks Hibner

University of Illinois at Chicago

"Ventricular-Vascular Coupling in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis"
 

Noah Hutchinson


Noah Hutchinson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Voluntary wheel running and systemic lactate in Immunometabolic alleviation of Dextran Sodium Sulfate induced Colitis"

 

Jonathan Kenyon


Jonathan Kenyon, M.S., ACSM-EP

Virginia Commonwealth University

"Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity, Sleep, and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Heart Failure: 24-h Movement Behaviors"
 

Shelby Keye


Shelby Keye, M.S.

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

"IPALS Movement: Effects of a physical activity program on behavioral and neural measurers of motor function in children"
 

Ryan Montalvo


Ryan Montalvo, M.S.

University of Florida

"Determining Underlying Cardioprotective Mechanisms of Exercise Related to Doxorubicin Accumulation in Mitochondria"
 

Bohyun Ro


Bohyun Ro, M.S.

Purdue University

"Home-based leg heat therapy to combat age-related loss of skeletal muscle mass and function"
 

Emily Rogers


Emily Rogers, M.S.

University of Iowa

"Resistance Exercise Breaks as a Strategy to Augment Vascular Insulin Sensitivity during Prolonged Sitting"
 

Anaissa Ruiz


Anaissa Ruiz, M.S.

Arizona State University

"Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Enhance Physical Activity Behavior"
 

Sara Sherman


Sara Sherman, M.S.

University of Illinois at Chicago

"Blood Flow and Blood Pressure Investigation in Down syndrome"
 

Abigail Tice


Abigail Tice, M.S.

Florida State University

"The potential protective effects of daily exercise against alcohol-induced disruptions to muscle clock oscillation"
 

Laura Welti


Laura Welti, M.S.

University of Delaware

"Vascular Responses to Acute Aerobic Exercise in Early- and Late-Perimenopausal Women"
 

Molly Wong Vega


Molly Wong Vega, M.S.

University of Houston

"Physical Activity Program Effect on Skeletal Muscle Biomarkers in Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease"
 

Research Endowment

Forrest Baker


Forrest Baker, Ph.D.

University of Arizona

"Exercise, Monocytes, and γδ T-Cells: The Potential to Enhance Cell Therapy for Hematological Malignancies"
 

Kolter Grigsby


Kolter Grigsby, Ph.D.

Oregon Health and Science University

"Characterization of the neural networks engaged during the reinforcement of voluntary physical activity"
 

Carl V. Gisolfi Memorial Fund

Elizabeth Gideon


Elizabeth Gideon, M.S.

Northern Arizona University

"Increased plasma osmolality and respiratory mechanics; an effect of sex?"
 

Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment

Eric Schussler


Eric Schussler, Ph.D.

Old Dominion University

"Validation of a portable virtual reality Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance"
 

Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on Physical Activity

Bjoern Hornikel


Bjoern Hornikel, Ph.D.

University of Alabama at Birmingham

"Developing and Validating VO2 prediction from 6-Minute Walk Test and Associating with CVD Risk Factors: The CARDIA Study"
 

World Athletics Research Grant

Amy-Lee Bowler


Amy-Lee Bowler, Ph.D.

Bond University

"Day-to-day glycaemic variability of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in elite endurance athletes"