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MARC ACSM Annual Meeting
November 1-2, 2024
Lancaster, PA

Abstract submission site is now open!
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Annual meeting registration is now open!
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Special Group Rate for Hotel Reservation Site is now available!
2024 MARC ACSM Annual Meeting
Start Date: Thursday, October 31, 2024
End Date: Saturday, November 2, 2024
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 10, 2024
Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square for 155 USD per night

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Registration for the EXPO and Graduate Fair is now open!
The EXPO and Graduate Fair will be held Friday, November 1st from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. 
Click here to see the Registration link

For questions about the 2024 EXPO of Graduate Fair, please reach out to Brian Larouere (blarouere@setonhill.edu).

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Registration for the EXPO and Graduate Fair is now open!
The EXPO and Graduate Fair will be held Friday, November 1st from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. 
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T-Shirt/Polo Sale

Last chance to order before MARC logos go away 
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*Shirts will be ready to pick up at the registration desk during MARC ACSM Annual Meeting (11/1)

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Congratulations to:
2023 College Bowl Winners:
Shane Phillips, Kristen Green, Mateo Gonzalez (New York Institute of Technology)
Alternate: Bernie Acevedo
Faculty rep- Mr. Alexander Rothstein

2023 College Bowl Winners 2

2023 H. Scott Kieffer Service Award:
Dr. Melissa Reed (West Chester University)

2023 Early-Stage Investigator Award:
Masoud Maghaddam (University of Maryland Eastern Shore)

2023 ACSM President’s Cup:
Michael R. Perlet (Montclair State University)

2023 Doctoral Student Investigator Award:
Jocelyn M. Delgado (Pennsylvania State University)
Emily Blake, University of Maryland
Michele N. D'Agata, University of Delaware
Jocelyn M. Delgado, Pennsylvania State University
James M. Heilman, University of Maryland
Nicholas A. Rizzi, University of Delaware

2023 Masters Student Investigator Award:
Michael R. Perlet (Montclaire State University)
Bilal A. Chaudhry, Rutgers University
Kat G. Fisher, Pennsylvania State University
Varan J Patel, University of Pittsburgh
Michael R. Perlet, Montclair State University
Serena A. Schade, University of Delaware

2023 Mathew Kerner Undergraduate Student Investigator Award:
Makenzie L. Rattigan (University of Delaware)
Alexandra Dembeck, Slippery Rock University
Morgan T. Fique, Towson University
Makenzie L. Rattigan, University of Delaware
Amber L. Whittaker, Salisbury University
Zeyi Wu, Syracuse University

Undergraduate Student Poster
1st - Makenna Isles, Grove City College
2nd - Amanda Butz, McDaniel College
3rd - Meghan Hudson, Grove City College; Kendall Nester, East Stroudsburg University

Masters Student Poster
1st - Brian G. Josephson, SUNY Upstate Medical University; Sarah Dellett, Syracuse University
2nd -
3rd - Virginia Content, Pennsylvania State University

Doctoral Student Poster
1st - Ana Carla Salumunes, Pennsylvania State University
2nd - Sara Mascone, University of Maryland
3rd - Gabriel Pena, University of Maryland

Special Thank you to all the sponsors who supported MARC ACSM!:

Parvo Medics
Moravian University
Drexel University Health Sciences
Lebanon Valley College
Messiah University, Master of Science Athletic Training
Messiah University, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Messiah University, Master of Occupational Therapy
Neumann University
Slippery Rock University
MGC Diagnostics
Canisius College
Drexel University Health Sciences
East Stroudsburg University
Gannon University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ithaca College
Kean University
Lebanon Valley College
Liberty University
Merrimack College
Messiah University
Montclair State University
Palmer College of Chiropractic
Parker University Chiropractic
PennWest Edinboro
Saint Francis University
Seton Hill University
SUNY Cortland
Syracuse Falk College
The George Washington University
University of Delaware
University of Maryland College Park
University of Pittsburgh - Neuromuscular Research Lab
University of Pittsburgh - School of Education
West Chester University
West Liberty University
American University
Mary Baldwin University
Marywood University

Late October Newsletter

MARC President's Address

ACSM American Fitness Index (2023 Summary Report)

Congratulations to the new ACSM fellows in the region!:
Michael Bruneau, Jr., Ph.D. (Drexel University)
Nancy Glynn, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Stephen Ives, Ph.D. (Skidmore College)
Anthony Kontos, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)
Cayce Onks, D.O. (Penn State Health)
Tim Werner, Ph.D. (Salisbury University)

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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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

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Stephen LoRusso, PhD

Executive Director

Joohee Sanders, PhD

Associate Executive Director

Emily Sauers, PhD, FACSM

Past President

Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, PhD, CSCS

Sushant Ranadive

Sushant Mohan Ranadive, PhD


Peter Hosick, PhD, FACSM

Vice President

Brian Larouere, PhD

Member at Large

Meghan Ramick, PhD

Member at Large

Christopher Harnish, PhD

Member at Large

Steven M. Prior, PhD, FGSA

Member at Large

Stephanie Carey, MD

Physician at Large

Joseph Andrie, MD

Physician at Large
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Sara Campbell, PhD, FACSM

ACSM Regional Representative

Racine R. Emmons, PhD


Jay Garrels, PhD

New Jersey State Representative

Jason Metz, PhD

West Virginia State Representative

Justin Faller, PhD

New York State Representative

Jim Roberts, PhD

Pennsylvania State Representative

Stephen Ives, PhD

New York State Representative

Melissa Witman, PhD

Delaware State Representative
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Timothy Werner

Maryland State Representative
Kyle Pietro

Kyle Pietro

Student Representative

Cynthia Weiner

Student Representative