Science Spotlight: Engaging Webinars, an NIH Survey for Grads and Postdocs, and More

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Science Spotlight: Engaging Webinars, an NIH Survey for Grads and Postdocs, and More

March 7, 2023
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ACSM 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 March, Shannon L. Lennon, Ph.D., R.D., from the University of Delaware, will discuss her research on the importance of studying the blood pressure independent effect of sodium on cardiovascular health and potential countermeasures, including potassium and exercise, to attenuate the effect of salt on the vasculature. Join us on March 23, from noon 1 p.m. ET for this interesting discussion. If you can’t join us live, register and we will send you the recording. FREE for ACSM members.

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ODPHP Healthy People 2030 Webinar Opens Registration

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will host the next webinar in the Healthy People 2030 Webinar Series: The Importance of Preventive Services and Lessons Learned from the Pandemic. During this one-hour webinar, presenters will provide an overview of the three featured Healthy People 2030 preventive services objectives, progress made to date for these objectives, and a presentation from the National Association of County and City Health Officials on their work with local health departments and lessons learned about preventive services uptake during the pandemic. This webinar will take place 2-3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 21.

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Physical Activity Alliance Newsletter

The mission of the Physical Activity Alliance (PAA) is to lead efforts to create, support and advocate policy and system changes that enable all Americans to enjoy physically active lives. The PAA February newsletter is now available. Visit the PAA website for more information.  

NIH requests information from postdocs and grad students

The National Institutes of Health is seeking information from extramural research community members regarding the current state of postdoctoral research training and career progression within the biomedical research enterprise. Open to current and recent postdoctoral trainees, postdoctoral office leaders and as well as graduate students considering becoming postdoctoral trainees within the academic sector. Comments are due via the NIH online submission website by April 14, 2023. 

Application deadline extended for Exercise is Medicine On Campus Franklin Microgrants

The ACSM foundation, along with Barry and Linda Franklin will award three tiers of microgrants tailored to enhance the EIM programming on college campuses. A campus must be registered as an EIM-OC institution to be eligible for the following awards: Physical Activity and Promotion ($500), Physical Activity Screening and Education ($750), or Phyiscal Activity Assessment and Referral ($1,250). Visit the EIM-OC webpage for details about the EIM-OC microgrant. The application deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 16 at 5 p.m. PST.