NSCA Foundation: Voices of Innovation Interview Series

NSCA Foundation: Voices of Innovation Interview Series

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NSCA Foundation: Voices of Innovation Interview Series
  • James Snyder, NSCA Foundation Senior Investigator Grant Recipient

    James Snyder, is a recipient of the 2011 Graduate Masters Research Grant. He is a former Division One track and field cross-country coach, who founded FL Run Coach, LLC in 2022. With over a decade of coaching experience at various universities, including Appalachian State, Florida State, and Temp...

  • Dr. Krissy Kendall, NSCA Foundation Senior Investigator Grant Recipient

    Dr. Kendall, a lecturer at Edith Cowan University in Australia specializes in strength and conditioning within the School of Medical and Health Sciences. She shares her journey into the world of strength and conditioning, highlighting her initial involvement in an exercise study that sparked her ...

  • Dr. Ashley Herda, NSCA Foundation Directed Research Grant Recipient

    Dr. Ashley Herda, an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Edwards campus. Dr. Herda discusses her research interests, including nutritional supplements, exercise interventions, muscle atrophy, and body composition changes and how she came into the profession. The interview offers insig...

  • Sarah Lanham, NSCA Foundation Graduate Research Recipient

    Sarah Lanham, is a PhD student and graduate teaching assistant at the University of Kentucky, where she is part of the First Responder Research Laboratory. She is actively involved in researching exercise-induced fatigue and occupational injury risks among firefighters. Sarah discusses her journe...

  • Emily Tagesen, NSCA Foundation Graduate Research Masters Recipient

    Emily Tagesen a 2019 Master's Grant Recipient and Doctoral Candidate at Kent State University. Emily discusses her journey from aspiring physical therapist to her current research interests in exercise immunology and recovery. She shares her ongoing research projects and her future research inter...

  • Dr. Morey Kolber, NSCA Foundation Young Investigator Grant Recipient

    Young Investigator Grant Recipient, Dr. Kolber is a physical therapist, PhD, CSCS, TSAC-F, and a professor of physical therapy at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He discusses his background, interests, and research, which initially focused on identifying risk factors for...

  • John “JD” Mata, NSCA Foundation Graduate Research Masters Recipient

    John “J.D.” Mata, a 2016 Masters grant recipient and a United States Air Force Special Warfare Human Performance Squadron research exercise physiologist. JD discusses his journey into strength and conditioning, work in wearable performance technology, and research on injury risk profiling for tac...

  • Dr. Jacob Earp, NSCAF Graduate Research Doctoral & Young Investigator Recipient

    Dr. Jacob Earp, a 2011 Doctoral Research Grant recipient and 2019 Young Investigator grant recipient, focuses on improving muscle quality and tendon function to enhance health, function, and sports performance. The interview highlights Dr. Earp's early interest in strength and conditioning, start...

  • Dr. Richard Blagrove, NSCA Foundation Young Investigator Grant Recipient

    Dr. Rich Blagrove, is a 2022 Young Investigator Grant recipient and senior lecturer in Physiology at Loughborough University in the UK. Dr. Blagrove's research focuses on the physiological factors influencing endurance running performance, the impact of strength training on running efficiency, an...

  • Dr. Brian K. Schilling, NSCA Foundation Young Investigator Grant Recipient

    Dr. Brian Schilling, a professor of kinesiology and nutrition sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas shares his journey, interests, and challenges in the field, highlighting the importance of technology, workforce development, and effective scientific communication. Dr. Schilling's exten...

  • Jennifer Rivera, NSCA Foundation Graduate Research Doctoral Recipient

    Jennifer Rivera, a passionate researcher and doctoral student at Kent State University, discusses her research interests in immune function, inflammation, and skeletal muscle damage in the context of exercise. She shares how her curiosity led her to explore the effects of myofascial release on at...

  • Dr. Mark Abel, NSCA Foundation Senior Investigator Grant Recipient

    Dr. Mark Abel, CSCS, TSAC-F, is a 2014 NSCA Foundation Senior Investigator Grant recipient, and 2016 TSAC Practitioner of the Year Award recipient. Dr. Abel shares his journey from firefighter to exercise scientist and reflects on his mentors and the impact of the NSCA and NSCA Foundation on his ...

  • Dr. Jeffrey McBride, NSCA Foundation Grant Recipient

    Dr. Jeffrey McBride, NSCA Foundation grant recipient, is a Biomechanics Professor at Appalachian State University and Director of the Neuromuscular and Biomechanics Laboratory. He shares his research journey, passion for strength training, current projects, insights into collaboration challenges,...

  • Dr. Patrick Harty, NSCA Foundation Masters Research Grant Recipient

    Dr. Patrick Harty, recipient of the 2017 Masters Research grant, currently serves as an assistant professor of exercise science at Lindenwood University. Dr. Harty possesses an impressive educational background, including a PhD in exercise physiology from Auburn University, and a master's degree ...

  • Lily Zandieh, NSCA Foundation GNC Nutritional Research Grant Recipient

    2023 NSCA Foundation grant recipient Lily Zandieh is researching vitamin D supplementation and skeletal muscle strength in resistance-trained females. As a first-generation college student, Lily holds degrees in Dietetics and Food Administration and a master's in nutrition from Auburn University....

  • Dr. Katie Hirsch, NSCA Foundation Doctoral Research Grant Recipient

    Meet Dr. Katie Hirsch, a 2018 doctoral research grant recipient, whose study focused on the effects of high protein consumption and high-intensity interval training on metabolic health in men and women. As an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina, her research explores exercise,...

  • Dr. Paulo Mesquita, NSCA Foundation Graduate Research Grant Recipient

    Dr. Paulo Mesquita, a 2022 NSCA Foundation Graduate Research grant recipient, recently completed his PhD in kinesiology at Auburn University, where he focused on investigating mitochondrial adaptations to resistance training. Currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Aging and Metabolism Research pr...

  • Dr. Danielle Levitt, NSCA Foundation Masters & Doctoral Research Grant Recipient

    Meet Dr. Danielle Levitt, a 2014 and 2016 NSCA Foundation Graduate Research grant recipient. She earned her PhD in biology with a focus on exercise physiology at the University of North Texas and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Currently, ...

  • Dr. Hannah Cabre, NSCA Foundation Doctoral Research Grant Recipient

    Meet Dr. Hannah Cabre, the 2022 doctoral research grant recipient studying the effects of hormonal contraception on protein turnover, maximal strength, and muscle quality across the hormone cycle. She's a postdoctoral researcher at Pennington Biomedical Research Center, focusing on female sex hor...

  • Dr. Felix Proessl, NSCA Foundation Doctoral Research Grant Recipient

    Meet Dr. Felix Proessl, the 2021 doctoral grant recipient studying the effects of mental imagery on cortical motor plasticity during skeletal muscle disuse. He's part of the Panthers Athletic department since 2022 and has an extensive research background, including over 20 peer-reviewed articles....

  • Dr. Paige Rice, NSCA Foundation Doctoral Research Grant Recipient

    Dr. Paige Rice, the 2018 doctoral grant recipient, discusses her research focus on muscle power development for dancers and older individuals through dance for Healthy Aging. She shares her experiences with challenges in her doctoral work, the importance of power in dancers' performance, and the ...