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Pollock Award/Horvath Award

Congratulations to Daniel P. Credeur and Nathan Jenkins, recipients of the 2009 Michael L. Pollock Student Scholarship Award. Credeur, from Louisiana State University, and Jenkins, from the University of Maryland College Park, each received a check for $200 based upon their research projects submitted for the 2009 ACSM Annual Meeting.

Credeur’s project title was Influence of Arterial Structure Vasoreactivity and Flow Patterns on Physical Function: Modification Through Daily Activity.

Jenkins’ project title was Acute and Chronic Endurance Exercise Improve EPC Function and Reduce Expression of Oxidative Stress-Related Genes.

Through the ACSM Foundation, the Pollock Student Scholarship Award is awarded to two young scholars who will be presenting their work at the Annual Meeting focused in the areas of health & fitness and/or clinical exercise physiology.

Congratulations to Cherie R. Rooks and Anna K. Leal, recipients of the first-ever Steven M. Horvath Travel Award. Rooks, from the University of Georgia, and Leal, from the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center, each received a check for $500 based upon their research projects submitted for the 2009 ACSM Annual Meeting.

Rooks’ abstract title was Effect of Rhythmic Handgrip Training on Vascular Responses During Stress.

Leal’s abstract title was Alterations in Central-acting Nitric Oxide Contributes to the Abnormal Skeletal Muscle Metaboreflex in Hypertension.

Through the ACSM Foundation, the Horvath Travel Award will provide financial aid to two underrepresented minority graduate students to present their scholarly work at the ACSM Annual Meeting.


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