Mid-Atlantic Chapter

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar!
ACSM's 69th Annual Meeting
May 31-June 4, 2022
San Diego, CA
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In addition to the educational sessions, there are several ways for students to be engaged at the upcoming ACSM Annual Meeting in San Diego.  
Click here for great many opportunities for students!
1st Annual NJ State ACSM Conference
April 29th, Friday, 2022
Rider University
Lawrencevill, NJ

1st Annual NY State ACSM Virtual Conference
April 29th, Friday, 2022


ACSM's 2022 International 
Health & Fitness Summit
March 31 - April 3, 2022
Dallas, Tx

Trending News

MARC May Newsletter 2022

MARC ACSM Early-Stage Investigator Award

To support early-state investigators aiming to advance the science and practice of sports medicine and exercise, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) is pleased to announce the Early-Stage Investigator Awards. The Early-Stage Investigator Awards recognize two (2) new investigators of the chapter and provide $1,500 in support of collecting preliminary data, which can be leveraged when applying for larger private and/or federally funded grant applications in the future. Please see here for more information. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2022.

1st Annual New York State ACSM Conference (April 29th, 2022)


1st Annual New Jersey State ACSM Conference (April 29th, 2022)


ACSM Nutrition Interest Group Student Research Award
Nutr Int Grp Student Res App 2022

MARC March Newsletter 2022


2022 MARC Conference Proposal Deadline Approaching (March 18th, 2022): 

MARC ACSM would like to recognize and congratulate a new fellow in the region:
Evan Matthews, Ph.D.
Montclair State University

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the ACSM is seeking nominations to serve on its newly formed 
AD HOC Endowment Committee. For more information, click here. 


ACSM is seeking next EIM Emerging Leaders.
To find out more, please click here for more information.

Video recordings of highlighted scientific sessions from 2021 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting are now available to view. Please visit the annual meeting page for the listing.

2021 MARC ACSM College Bowl Trophy Goes to DeSales University !

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 MARC Awards!
Matthew Kerner Undergraduate Student Investigator Award - Jordyn Parks (Towson University)
Master's Student Investigator Award - Sara Mascone (University of Maryland - College Park)
Doctoral Student Investigator Award - Justin Mehrer (University of Delaware)
President's Cup - Andrew Heckel (Syracuse University)
Early Stage Investigator Award - Kate Jochimsen, PhD, ATC (West Virginia University) & S. Tony Wolf, PhD. (Pennsylvania State University)

Deadline Approaching (Jan 14th, 2022)! - Apply for ACSM Research and Travel Awards.
Please click here to find out more information

Check out 2021 ACSM President's Cup Winners!

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


ACSM 2021 - College Bowl Team Picture

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.

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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

Devon Dobrosielski, PhD, FACSM

Past President

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


Emily Sauers, PhD, FACSM


Peter Hosick, PhD

Vice President
Sushant Ranadive

Sushant Ranadive, PhD

Member at Large
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Andres E. Carrillo, PhD

Member at Large
Deborah King

Deborah King, PhD

Member at Large

Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, PhD, CSCS

Member at Large
Jessica Butts

Jessica Butts, MD

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
Kyle Pietro

Kyle Pietro

Student Representative