The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Honor Award recognizes a professional member who has provided significant contributions to both NEACSM and the field of exercise science, and is the highest honor bestowed by the chapter. The recipient of this award is recognized at the NEACSM Annual meeting.
2016 NEACSM Honor Award Recipient Dr. Jaci Van Heest
The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) is proud to recognize Dr. Jaci Van Heest as the 2016 Honor Award recipient. Dr. Van Heest is an associate professor in the Departments of Educational Psychology and Kinesiology at The University of Connecticut, and is a past-president of NEACSM. She continues to serve as an NEACSM Board of Trustee member and has remained highly engaged on a number of ad hoc committee appointments and special projects. In addition to her extensive service to NEACSM, she has made a significant and sustaining impact on the field of exercise science and sports medicine, specifically in the areas of metabolic disease management and childhood obesity and physical activity. She has over 60 peer reviewed publications and secured nearly one million dollars in research funding. Her recent appointment to the President’s Council Sport, Fitness and Nutrition Science Advisory Board is acknowledgement to the national notoriety she has earned and the credibility she has achieved in our industry. This combined with her ceaseless investment in teaching and mentoring her students exemplifies the character and qualities that epitomize the NEACSM Honor Award recipients. To honor her selfless dedication to her profession and field of exercise science and sports medicine, NEACSM is proud to name Dr. Jaci Van Heest as the recipient of the 2016 Honor Award.
Congratulations to all of our 2016 Award Recipients:
David N. Camaione 2016 Doctoral Scholarship: Jocelyn Hafer, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Mark Connolly Memorial 2016 Masters Scholarship: Corinna Serviente, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Robert S. Axtell 2016 Undergraduate Scholarship: Stephanie Ostrowski, University of New England
Lawrence E. Armstrong 2016 Minority Scholarship: Brittany Masteller, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Donna Murphy 2016 Service Scholarship: Jonathan Petrocelli, Central Connecticut State University
NEACSM 2016 Undergraduate Research Award: Albino Schifino, Central Connecticut State University
NEACSM 2016 Undergraduate Research Award: Stephanie Ostrowski, University of New England
NEACSM 2016 Undergraduate Research Award: Gabriella Narowska, Quinnipiac University
NEACSM 2016 New Investigator Award: Garret Ash, Ph.D., Yale University
NEACSM Honor Award Recipients-
1986- Howard G. Knuttgen 1987- James A. Vogel; Beverly A. Bullen; Lyle J. Micheli; and Robert C. Cantu 1988- Lorraine Bloomquist; David N. Camaione; and Paul Thompson 1989- Kent B. Pandolf 1990- W. Jay Gillespie; and Donald Mahler 1991- Thomas Rowland 1992- Gary Skrinar 1993- Thomas Manfredi; and Lee Cunningham 1994- Nancy Clark 1995- 1996- Lawrence Armstrong 1997- Carold Ewing-Garber 1998- Linda Pescatello 1999- Priscilla Clarkson 2000- Carl Maresh 2001- Bernard Clark 2002- Robert Axtell 2003- Dino Costanzo; and Patty Freedson 2004- Deborah Riebe 2005- Nancy O'Hare 2006- Kyle McInnis 2007- Nancy Rodriquez 2008- John Castellani 2009- 2010- Charlie Chatterton 2011- Lara Carlson 2012- Robert Kenefick 2013- Stella Volpe 2014- Pete Ronai