Nelson Earns National Research Award


PhD student Rachael Nelson has been awarded the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Charles M. Tipton National Student Research Award. Only one of these awards is given out each year, and it recognizes “the student with the most outstanding research project of the year”. Her faculty advisor is Jeff Horowitz, Ph.D.

The Tipton Award is given based on the quality of the student's research project, as evaluated through the submitted abstract, an expanded abstract, and the extent of the student's participation in the project. The awardee must also be the principal author of a paper accepted for presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting. The 2013 meeting is May 28 to June 1 in Indianapolis, IN.

Nelson is the third member from Horowitz's lab, the Substrate Metabolism Laboratory, to win this prestigious honor. Kinesiology PhD alumni Sean Newsom (2012) and Simon Schenk (2006) also won this award.

Congratulations, Rachael, on this very significant honor!