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

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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
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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)
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

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

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
Xsensor
ATCOR
COSMED
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.



Science Spotlight | November 2023

Nov. 8, 2023

Science Spotlight 1123ACSM From Around Field Science Series Open to Students

ACSM’s From Around the Field Science webinar series is designed to provide ACSM students and members an opportunity to learn more about the diverse science our members conduct. Join us for informal discussions with our ACSM members to hear more about what they study, the general research methodology they use, and some of the interesting results their research is generating. In November, Ayland Letsinger, Ph.D., will discuss the widespread issue of physical inactivity and its biological underpinnings. Dr. Letsinger will provide an overview of the biological promoters of physical activity and how wheel-running mice are an effective model to better understand these mechanisms. Join us on Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. EST for this interesting discussion. If you can’t join us live, register and we will send you the recording. Free for ACSM members.

ACSM Foundation Program & Research Grants — deadline quickly approaching

Now is the time to submit your application for the numerous ACSM Foundation awards available this year to doctoral students, early-career professionals, and EIM-OC campuses. To make the process easier, there is a new applicant portal that features a modernized process in which student researchers can collaborate with their advisors more easily, updated options to save materials during the application process, and a streamlined signature procedure. The foundation’s research grant program began in 1989 and, to date, has awarded over $3.7 million. In 2023, the foundation awarded more than $76,000 to 13 student researchers, early-career investigators, and EIM-OC campuses. The deadline for applications for this year’s ACSM Foundation Program and Research Grants is Nov. 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Check out the ACSM Foundation grants webpage to see the various grants that are available and who is eligible. If you have questions while completing your application, reach out to us at researchadmin@acsm.org

ACSM releases NEW NYSHSI podcast series: Healthy Youth Sports

Hosted by ACSM’s Eric Utterback, director of the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI), the podcast features a bi-weekly discussion with leading subject matter experts on topics related to youth and adolescent sports, injury prevention, physical activity and health. The first episode released in late October includes Thayne Munce, Ph.D., FACSM, an assistant scientist and director of the Athletic Health & Performance Lab at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dr. Munce’s research focuses on the effects of repetitive head impacts and concussion on brain health in athletes. His work is highlighted by a multi-year study investigating head impact exposure and neurologic function in youth football players. Episodes will be released every other Wednesday and are designed for coaches, administrators, parents and athletes. Listen via Spotify, Apple Podcasts or the NYSHSI website. You can support the podcast by subscribing on your preferred podcast listening platform, downloading the episodes, sharing the link with those you know who may be interested in the topic, sharing our social media posts about the podcast/upcoming episodes, or even leaving a rating or review through the podcast listening platform. 

Applications for ACSM’s Leadership & Diversity Training Program now open

The purpose of ACSM’s Leadership & Diversity Training program (LDTP) is to encourage ACSM members from underrepresented minority groups in the sciences to participate in activities that will lead to increased ACSM service and leadership, enhanced pathways to degree completion and successful mentored experiences. Participation in the program requires ACSM membership and involvement in ACSM meetings (regional and national) and pairs mentors to trainees with funding for trainees to perform the necessary steps to remain involved with ACSM from student membership to ACSM fellowship. View the program benefits, qualifications, and application on the ACSM LDTP website. Mentoring assignments start at the ACSM Annual Meeting and continue throughout the year. Those serving as mentors are also required to attend the ACSM Annual Meeting and must have ACSM fellow status. If you are an ACSM fellow and are interested in serving as a mentor, please complete the LDTP Mentor Volunteer Form. Candidates will be notified of acceptance in March of 2024. Applications are due Dec. 8, 2023. Have questions or need assistance? Contact Heather Turner at hturner@acsm.org 

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Science Spotlight | November 2023

Nov. 8, 2023

Science Spotlight 1123ACSM From Around Field Science Series Open to Students

ACSM’s From Around the Field Science webinar series is designed to provide ACSM students and members an opportunity to learn more about the diverse science our members conduct. Join us for informal discussions with our ACSM members to hear more about what they study, the general research methodology they use, and some of the interesting results their research is generating. In November, Ayland Letsinger, Ph.D., will discuss the widespread issue of physical inactivity and its biological underpinnings. Dr. Letsinger will provide an overview of the biological promoters of physical activity and how wheel-running mice are an effective model to better understand these mechanisms. Join us on Nov. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. EST for this interesting discussion. If you can’t join us live, register and we will send you the recording. Free for ACSM members.

ACSM Foundation Program & Research Grants — deadline quickly approaching

Now is the time to submit your application for the numerous ACSM Foundation awards available this year to doctoral students, early-career professionals, and EIM-OC campuses. To make the process easier, there is a new applicant portal that features a modernized process in which student researchers can collaborate with their advisors more easily, updated options to save materials during the application process, and a streamlined signature procedure. The foundation’s research grant program began in 1989 and, to date, has awarded over $3.7 million. In 2023, the foundation awarded more than $76,000 to 13 student researchers, early-career investigators, and EIM-OC campuses. The deadline for applications for this year’s ACSM Foundation Program and Research Grants is Nov. 10, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Check out the ACSM Foundation grants webpage to see the various grants that are available and who is eligible. If you have questions while completing your application, reach out to us at researchadmin@acsm.org

ACSM releases NEW NYSHSI podcast series: Healthy Youth Sports

Hosted by ACSM’s Eric Utterback, director of the National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute (NYSHSI), the podcast features a bi-weekly discussion with leading subject matter experts on topics related to youth and adolescent sports, injury prevention, physical activity and health. The first episode released in late October includes Thayne Munce, Ph.D., FACSM, an assistant scientist and director of the Athletic Health & Performance Lab at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dr. Munce’s research focuses on the effects of repetitive head impacts and concussion on brain health in athletes. His work is highlighted by a multi-year study investigating head impact exposure and neurologic function in youth football players. Episodes will be released every other Wednesday and are designed for coaches, administrators, parents and athletes. Listen via Spotify, Apple Podcasts or the NYSHSI website. You can support the podcast by subscribing on your preferred podcast listening platform, downloading the episodes, sharing the link with those you know who may be interested in the topic, sharing our social media posts about the podcast/upcoming episodes, or even leaving a rating or review through the podcast listening platform. 

Applications for ACSM’s Leadership & Diversity Training Program now open

The purpose of ACSM’s Leadership & Diversity Training program (LDTP) is to encourage ACSM members from underrepresented minority groups in the sciences to participate in activities that will lead to increased ACSM service and leadership, enhanced pathways to degree completion and successful mentored experiences. Participation in the program requires ACSM membership and involvement in ACSM meetings (regional and national) and pairs mentors to trainees with funding for trainees to perform the necessary steps to remain involved with ACSM from student membership to ACSM fellowship. View the program benefits, qualifications, and application on the ACSM LDTP website. Mentoring assignments start at the ACSM Annual Meeting and continue throughout the year. Those serving as mentors are also required to attend the ACSM Annual Meeting and must have ACSM fellow status. If you are an ACSM fellow and are interested in serving as a mentor, please complete the LDTP Mentor Volunteer Form. Candidates will be notified of acceptance in March of 2024. Applications are due Dec. 8, 2023. Have questions or need assistance? Contact Heather Turner at hturner@acsm.org 

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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.

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

Stephanie Carey, MD

Physician at Large
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Joseph Andrie, 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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Jay Garrels, PhD

New Jersey 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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Jim Roberts, PhD

Pennsylvania State Representative
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Stephen Ives, PhD

New York State Representative
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Melissa Witman, PhD

Delaware State Representative
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Timothy Werner

Maryland State Representative
Kyle Pietro

Kyle Pietro

Student Representative
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Cynthia Weiner

Student Representative