Student researchers presenting at national sports medicine conference
Sports Medicine Honors student Marlo Dell’Aquila and Athletic Training Honors student David Bailot have the incredible opportunity to present at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference held in San Diego, California this May. They’ve been working hard all year alongside Assistant Professor Dr. Courtenay Dunn-Lewis. Her research has been investigating myriad of effects that a nine-month resistance training program has had on participants.
Dr. Dunn-Lewis’s project served as the foundation for Marlo and David’s own research and presentation for ACSM; they’ve been focusing primarily on the impact the resistance training had on bone mineral density. Although their research has stemmed from Dr. Dunn-Lewis’s project, they have been working progressively more independently, writing the abstract for their research proposal and getting prepared for the conference.
When asked what they were looking forward to most during the conference, they both responded similarly: exploring other research projects and ideas, and networking with other students and professionals. As sophomores, they’ve got half of their Merrimack career ahead of them and are looking forward to making the best out of this opportunity.
For more information about the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, visit http://www.acsmannualmeeting.org/.