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

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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)
Nominees:
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)
Nominees:
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)
Nominees:
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

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Parvo Medics
Moravian University
AMTI
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
Hologic
MGC Diagnostics
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East Stroudsburg University
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Kean University
Lebanon Valley College
Liberty University
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Messiah University
Montclair State University
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Parker University Chiropractic
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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


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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.



ACSM Foundation Announces 2023-2024 Grant Recipients

May 25, 2023

The ACSM Foundation administers and disburses funds to bolster the college’s educational, scientific and charitable goals. The Foundation's Research Grant Program aims to facilitate impactful research projects and promote advancements in the field.

ACSM Doctoral Student Research Grant - $5,000 Awards 

Characterizing Gait Biomechanical Profiles of Pediatric Patients with ACL Reconstruction, Elizabeth Bjornsen – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill  

Aerobic Exercise-Mediated Prevention against Glucocorticoid Myopathy in Aged Skeletal Muscle, Grant Laskin – Florida State University  

Carl V. Gisolfi Memorial Fund - $10,000 Award  

Effects of Passive Heat Therapy on Vascular Function, Renal Function, and Exercise Capacity in Chronic Kidney Disease, Domenico Chavez – Virginia Commonwealth University  

Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment - $5,000 Award 

The Association between Central Nervous System Function and Core Body Temperature in Exertional Heat Stroke Patients, Susan Yeargin – University of South Carolina  

Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on PA - $10,000 Awards 

Stigma, Health, and Activity in Pregnancy: The SHAPE study, Melissa Jones – Oakland University  

Dose-Response Effect of Exercise on Depression and BDNF in Sedentary Young Adults, A’Naja Newsome – University of Central Florida  

Dr. Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment - $5,000 Award 

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Inflammation in Black Adults and the Benefits of Physical Activity and Fitness, Jeremy Via – Virginia Commonwealth University  

Research Endowment - $10,000 Award  

Establishing a Novel Translational Model for Inflammatory Bone Loss, Sarah Little-Letsinger – Duke University  

World Athletics Grant - $5,000 Award 

Sex Differences in Cool Temperature Running Performance and Physiological Adaptations Induced by Heat Acclimation, Marcos Keefe – Texas Tech University   

Xero Shoes’ Minimal Footwear Research Grant - $10,000 Award 

Can Minimal Footwear Use Reduce the Inflammatory Process in Individuals with Plantar Fasciitis, Halime Gulle – University of South Florida

Learn More About ACSM Foundation Grants

About the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation

Founded in 1984, the ACSM Foundation receives, administers, and disburses funds to support the mission of ACSM through educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. Each year, the foundation awards more than $150,000 in research grants and scholarships.

Since 1989, with the support of our members and strategic partners, the foundation has awarded more than 650 scholarships and research grants to students and sports medicine research professionals totaling more than $3.7 million. Find more information on how to support the work of the ACSM Foundation here.

Media Contact: Sharon Smith, APR, media and public relations manager 
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ACSM Foundation Announces 2023-2024 Grant Recipients

May 25, 2023

The ACSM Foundation administers and disburses funds to bolster the college’s educational, scientific and charitable goals. The Foundation's Research Grant Program aims to facilitate impactful research projects and promote advancements in the field.

ACSM Doctoral Student Research Grant - $5,000 Awards 

Characterizing Gait Biomechanical Profiles of Pediatric Patients with ACL Reconstruction, Elizabeth Bjornsen – University of North Carolina Chapel Hill  

Aerobic Exercise-Mediated Prevention against Glucocorticoid Myopathy in Aged Skeletal Muscle, Grant Laskin – Florida State University  

Carl V. Gisolfi Memorial Fund - $10,000 Award  

Effects of Passive Heat Therapy on Vascular Function, Renal Function, and Exercise Capacity in Chronic Kidney Disease, Domenico Chavez – Virginia Commonwealth University  

Clinical Sports Medicine Endowment - $5,000 Award 

The Association between Central Nervous System Function and Core Body Temperature in Exertional Heat Stroke Patients, Susan Yeargin – University of South Carolina  

Paffenbarger-Blair Fund for Epidemiological Research on PA - $10,000 Awards 

Stigma, Health, and Activity in Pregnancy: The SHAPE study, Melissa Jones – Oakland University  

Dose-Response Effect of Exercise on Depression and BDNF in Sedentary Young Adults, A’Naja Newsome – University of Central Florida  

Dr. Raymond A. Weiss Research Endowment - $5,000 Award 

The Impact of Racial Discrimination on Inflammation in Black Adults and the Benefits of Physical Activity and Fitness, Jeremy Via – Virginia Commonwealth University  

Research Endowment - $10,000 Award  

Establishing a Novel Translational Model for Inflammatory Bone Loss, Sarah Little-Letsinger – Duke University  

World Athletics Grant - $5,000 Award 

Sex Differences in Cool Temperature Running Performance and Physiological Adaptations Induced by Heat Acclimation, Marcos Keefe – Texas Tech University   

Xero Shoes’ Minimal Footwear Research Grant - $10,000 Award 

Can Minimal Footwear Use Reduce the Inflammatory Process in Individuals with Plantar Fasciitis, Halime Gulle – University of South Florida

Learn More About ACSM Foundation Grants

About the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation

Founded in 1984, the ACSM Foundation receives, administers, and disburses funds to support the mission of ACSM through educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. Each year, the foundation awards more than $150,000 in research grants and scholarships.

Since 1989, with the support of our members and strategic partners, the foundation has awarded more than 650 scholarships and research grants to students and sports medicine research professionals totaling more than $3.7 million. Find more information on how to support the work of the ACSM Foundation here.

Media Contact: Sharon Smith, APR, media and public relations manager 
ssmith@acsm.org | 317-352-3866

About Us

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.

Membership

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
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Joohee Sanders, PhD

Associate Executive Director
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Emily Sauers, PhD, FACSM

Past President
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Rian Q. Landers-Ramos, PhD, CSCS

President
Sushant Ranadive

Sushant Mohan Ranadive, PhD

President-elect
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Peter Hosick, PhD, FACSM

Vice President
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Brian Larouere, PhD

Member at Large

Meghan Ramick, PhD

Member at Large
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Christopher Harnish, PhD

Member at Large

Steven M. Prior, PhD, FGSA

Member at Large
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Joseph Andrie, MD

Physician at Large

Stephanie Carey, MD

Physician at Large
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Sara Campbell, PhD, FACSM

ACSM Regional Representative
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Racine R. Emmons, PhD

Secretary
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Stephen Ives, PhD

New York State Representative
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Jim Roberts, PhD

Pennsylvania State Representative
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Jason Metz, PhD

West Virginia State Representative
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Justin Faller, PhD

New York State Representative
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Jay Garrels, PhD

New Jersey State Representative
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Melissa Witman, PhD

Delaware State Representative
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Timothy Werner

Maryland State Representative
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Cynthia Weiner

Student Representative
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Kyle Pietro

Student Representative