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Texas ACSM Fall 2011
Scott McLean, Ph.D.
TACSM President
The ACSM Annual Meeting in Denver was
exciting, educational and informative.! I hope you
had the opportunity to attend and that you are
planning on attending next year’s meeting in San
Francisco!! As we put this crazy summer behind
us, it’s time to turn our attention to fall activities
and the TACSM Annual Meeting.! We have a
busy few months coming up including the Fall
Lecture Tour and a new lecture series at the
TAHPERD Annual Convention.
As a fellow Sun Devil, it is my pleasure to
welcome Dr. Wendy Kohrt from CU Medical
Campus in Denver to Texas for the TACSM Fall
Lecture Tour (11/8-11/11).! Be sure to check the
website for the location nearest you and plan on
attending if you’re available.
Texas ACSM will also team with the College
Division of TAHPERD to host a lecture series at
the TAHPERD Annual Convention on Friday,
December 2, 2011 in Dallas.! This year’s
speakers are Dr. Jacob Barkley from Kent State,
and Dr. Stacey Gaines from Texas A&M-
Kingsville.! See pages 6-7 of this newsletter for
more information.
On a different note, I encourage our member
institutions to consider becoming departmental
members of the American Kinesiology
Association. The AKA’s mission indicates that the
association advocates “for kinesiology at
national and international levels as well as by
supporting its member departments by providing
resource materials and leadership and
educational opportunities for university
administrators in kinesiology.” I honestly feel that
this organization will help further the
development of our field, but only if we
Lastly, the 2012 TACSM Annual Meeting will be
held in Austin, March 1-2 at the University of
Texas JJ Pickle Research Center. Yes - it is the
same place as last year. I hope you plan on
attending particularly since now you know how to
get there, where to park, and where your hotel is.
While the final meeting agenda is still being
confirmed, the meeting will follow a similar
pattern as last year with the Student Bowl and
Student Posters on Thursday afternoon and
evening. The meeting will include a combination
of keynote lectures and concurrent sessions on
Friday. I am excited to announce that Dr. Irene
Davis has agreed to give the Raven Lecture. Dr.
Davis recently moved to a new position at
Harvard Medical School where she will be
launching the Spaulding National Running
Center. With training as a physical therapist and
a biomechanist who considers clinical and
applied aspects of human gait. I think she is the
ideal person to promote the interdisciplinary
nature of our field.
I hope everyone is having a productive and
cooler fall season - I’ll see you in Austin!
March 1-2, 2012
University of Texas JJ Pickle Research Center
Austin, TX
Information on registration and lodging were emailed to members the first week in
November and are posted on the website.
Greetings TACSM students! The Fall 2011
semester is well underway and the TACSM
annual meeting is approaching! If you have a
research presentation that you are submitting for
the 2012 ACSM Annual Meeting in San
Francisco, you can also submit your abstract for
presentation at the 2012 TACSM Annual
Meeting in March.
Keep in mind that in order to present an abstract
at TACSM, you need to have made a significant
contribution to the project you are presenting.
You can discuss this aspect of authorship with
your mentor. Also, remember this year that every
abstract submitted for a presentation at TACSM
will be published in the International Journal of
Exercise. Investigators will not have the option
to decline publication of their abstract in IJES.
Don't forget to check out the Student Corner of
the TACSM website.
Here are just a few reasons to plan on attending
and presenting your research in Austin, TX:
• Opportunity to listen to well-known scientists
and clinicians discuss their area of expertise.
• Network with peers, faculty members, and
potential employers.
• Meet Graduate Representatives from the
Major Programs in Texas.
• Receive recognition for your hard work on
poster and slide presentations.
• Compete for research money and cash prizes.
UTEP students Jessica Bock, Brennon Barajas, and Marco Hernandez
represented the Texas ACSM at the 4th Annual ACSM Student Bowl in
Denver, Colorado. A total of eleven teams, one from each region and
one international team, participated in the competition where the TACSM
team placed 2nd. The team was coached by graduate students
Elisabeth Cavegn and Benjamin Ramirez. Congratulations!!
The Student Bowl competition involves teams of undergraduate students answering questions that
pertain to the concepts of general exercise science, biomechanics, exercise testing, and fitness
assessment. Each team must consist of three undergraduate students, and each team must have
a faculty or graduate student sponsor. Schools interested in entering a team(s) in the 2012
Student Bowl should email Mr. Phil Stanforth ([email protected]) by December 15,
2012 TACSM Undergraduate Scholar Award
TACSM will recognize one deserving undergraduate student in exercise science. The award is
intended to provide funds for a student to be used in the pursuit of his/her academic goals.
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2012
2012 TACSM Majors of the Year
TACSM will recognize an outstanding undergraduate student in exercise science from each
undergraduate degree granting institutions in Texas for the 2011-12 academic year. These students
will be named the 2012 TACSM Major of the Year from their respective institutions and will be
recognized at the 2012 TACSM Annual Meeting in Austin. TACSM is asking each college/university to
select a student as its TACSM Major of the Year in Fall, 2011 and forward their name to TACSM.
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2011
2012 TACSM Manuscript Award
Students are invited to submit manuscripts of their original research to be presented as a slide
presentations at the 2012 TACSM Annual Meeting.
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2012
2012 TACSM Student Research Development Award - Grant Award
Students are invited to submit proposals for funding support.
Submission Deadline: January 20, 2012
Deadlines, eligibility requirements, and submission instructions can be found at:
Abstracts are limited to one typed page (single spaced, Arial 12 point font). The abstract should be
formatted using Microsoft word (.doc format) and include the following elements:
1.!!!!!! Descriptive Title of Project
2.!!!!!! Authors of Project
3.!!!!!! Institution(s)
4.!!!!!! Classification of First Author (Undergraduate, Master’s, Doctoral or PIT)
5. !!!!! Abstract (not to exceed 400 words), If you chose to include a table or figure, please make sure
that the abstract length is kept to one page.
6. !!!!! Role that the First Author played on the project
7.!!!!!! If this abstract has been submitted to national ACSM, who is first author of that abstract.
"Note: Abstracts that do not adhere to these guidelines will be administratively rejected for
Online Submission Guidelines - For the 4th year, the TACSM will be joining forces with the
International Journal of Exercise Science to publish student abstracts from the 2012 Annual Meeting
in a special edition of the Journal. Below are the steps you will need to follow to submit an abstract:
1.!!!!!!Direct your Web Browser to: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab.
2.!!!!!!Click on “Submit Article” on the right side tool bar.
3.!!!!!!Create an account (this is free). Note: If you created an account last year, you can use the
# same account.
4.!!!!!!Login to your new account.
5.!!!!!!Review the Guidelines for the Submission Process and press “continue” button.
6.!!!!!!Accept the “Article Submission Agreement.”
7.!!!!!!Add Author Information (you will have to add each author separately).
8.!!!!!!After you have entered your information, under the “type of submission” option select “TACSM
# Abstract.”
9.!!!!!!Upload a copy of your abstract in MS Word format (.doc; please refer to TACSM template).
10.!! #If you encounter any problems during the submission process, please email Dr. Stacey Gaines
#(stacey.[email protected]).
Note: All abstracts submitted for presentation will be published. There are NO exceptions to
this rule. The only option is to not present if you do not want your abstract published. !
Posters for the 2012 TACSM annual conference
will be in portrait layout.! Posters should be
formatted to 48” high (top-to-bottom) x 36” wide
(right-to-left). Your poster must be printed on a
single sheet of paper. Many universities offer this
service and if your university does not, then you
can contact a local FedEx Kinko’s or other print
Please note that if you do not format your
poster according to these guidelines, then we
will not be able to accommodate your
Every poster presented at the TACSM should
include at least the following elements:
1. Descriptive Title
2. Author Block (all authors should be listed,
including professors)
3. Institution(s)
4. Short Introduction (limited to one paragraph)
5. Methods
6. Results (should include figures and/or tables)
7. Summary Statements
Note: Given the reduced size of the posters, it is
not necessary to show the full abstract on your
A panel of 3 judges will meet with each poster presenter for approximately five minutes. The judges
will ask each presenter to briefly highlight the background, purpose, key pieces of data, and
significance of their findings. The quality of the student’s informal, verbal presentation of their
research will be the primary basis for the judges ranking of the work. Specifically, the judges will be
attempting to determine:
1) Does the presenter have a solid grasp of the general topic area of their work?
2) Does it appear that the presenter made a major contribution to the work?
3) Is the presenter able to clearly articulate the significance of their findings?
4) Are the findings unique and do they contribute to a body of knowledge?
5) Is the poster presentation itself clear and of good quality?
Note: This information is provided to give you a better idea of what to expect during the judging
process. Judging is not meant to be a highly critical process and should be viewed as an
opportunity for the students to present their work to an interested and non-threatening group. The
expectations related to the above criteria will be different for the undergraduate, Master's, PhD, and
PIT researchers.
New TACSM Collaborative Program
TACSM will be partnering with the College Division of the Texas Association for Health, PE,
Recreation, and Dance (TAHPERD) to present the 1st Annual College Division-Texas ACSM
Speaker Series at the 2011 TAHPERD Annual Convention in Dallas. The TAHPERD Annual
Convention will run November 30-December 3, 2011 at the Dallas Sheraton. The College Division-
Texas ACSM Speaker Series will be held on Friday, December 2 from 1:15-3:30pm.
Jacob Barkley, Ph.D. (Kent State University)):
Can Ostracism Hurt a Child’s Waistline?
Stacey A. Gaines, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University-Kingsville):
Building Character in Sport: Moral Development and the Social Environment
Can Ostracism Hurt a Child’s Waistline?
Jacob Barkley, Ph.D.-Kent State University
Peer victimization and ostracism (exclusion) has numerous, well-established, negative psychological
effects on youth. Only recently has evidence emerged suggesting that negative interaction with one’s
peers or exclusion from the peer group may also promote obeseogenic behavior in youth. This is of
great concern as obese youth, relative to their non-obese peers, are more frequently the targets of
peer victimization and ostracism. Being obese appears to increase the frequency and severity of
episodes of peer victimization which may in turn reinforce obeseogenic behaviors such as
participating in solitary, sedentary behaviors and seeking comfort in high-calorie foods. This could
then perpetuate greater obesity in a child which, in-turn, could increase the severity of the
victimization, thus creating a vicious cycle. This talk will highlight the non-experimental and emerging
experimental studies that have identified potential benefits of positive peer interaction (e.g. spending
time with friends) as well as the consequences of negative peer interaction (e.g. peer victimization
and ostracism) on physical activity and eating behavior in youth. An emphasis will be placed on
describing the effects of ostracism on eating and physical activity behavior. Finally, a discussion of
the practical implications of these findings will be presented.
About Dr. Barkley: Dr. Barkley received his B.S. degree in Physical Education with a
concentration in Exercise Physiology from the State University of New York (SUNY) College
at Brockport in 1998. He then enrolled at SUNY University at Buffalo where he earned both
his M.S. (2002) and Ph.D. (2007) in Exercise Science. During his graduate studies Dr. Barkley
was mentored by Dr. James Roemmich whose research focus is in the area of Behavioral
Medicine. Since 2006 Dr. Barkley has been an Assistant Professor of Exercise Science at
Kent State University where he continues his primary line of inquiry focusing on physical
activity behavior. Dr. Barkley has conducted and is presently conducting multiple studies
examining how social interaction, the variety of equipment and “exergames” (e.g., Nintendo
Wii) affect physical activity behavior in children, adolescents and adults. This research is
aimed at better understanding some of the factors that influence physical activity behavior in the hopes that
more effective physical activity interventions and recommendations can be developed. Dr. Barkley has
published his findings in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous regional, national
and international conferences. Dr. Barkley is also a committed member of the American College of Sports
Medicine (ACSM). He holds an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist certification, has presented at each of the last
eight ACSM Annual Meetings and was instrumental in assisting the Exercise Science program at Kent State
University in obtaining ACSM accreditation.
Building Character in Sport: Moral Development and the Social Environment
Stacey A. Gaines, Ph.D.-Texas A&M University-Kingsville
The idea that participation in sport builds character is a long-standing one. Advocates of sport
participation believe that sport provides an appropriate context for the learning of social skills such
as cooperation and the development of prosocial behavior. Sport is assumed to provide a vehicle for
learning to cooperate with teammates, negotiate and give solutions to moral conflicts, develop self-
control, display courage, and learn virtues such as teamwork, fairness, and self-control. Parents
often enroll their children in sport hoping that their children will learn these character-related values
and behaviors. Alternatively, many argue that rather than develop character, sport undermines
character. Recent history in sport is replete with news reporting athletes involved in cheating or
aggressive behaviors from the professional ranks down through youth experiences. While the
existence of cheating and aggressive behaviors in sport in long standing, the process of how an
individual comes to a decision concerning what is acceptable or unacceptable in a given situation,
known as moral reasoning, has more recently received empirical attention. This lecture will briefly
review recent research examining the link between peers in the sport domain and character-related
decision making and behavior in sport. Findings will be discussed that suggest peers to be a
powerful social agent within the sport domain with regard to moral decision making. Finally,
implications for research and practice in an effort to utilize peers as positive influences of character in
the sport domain will be presented.
About Dr. Gaines: Dr. Gaines is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health &
Kinesiology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville teaching graduate and undergraduate
coursework in sport psychology and sport sociology. She has published articles and
given presentations at national and international conferences and is a member of several
professional organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Her contribution to the sport and exercise profession includes appointments to various
organization committees and review boards, including the Board of Directors of the Texas
Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (Texas ACSM). Dr. Gaines’
areas of research include youth development, motivation, social relationships, and
character development in sport. She received her Bachelor’s degree (2000) in kinesiology and
psychology and Master's degree (2003) in sport and exercise science from the University of Northern
Colorado, and her Ph.D. in kinesiology from Purdue University (2010). Dr. Gaines is a Certified Consultant with
the Association of Applied Sport Psychology where, on several occasions, she has served as a mental skills
training consultant working in the sport context to provide life and mental skills to youth, high school, and
college athletes, teams, coaches, and parents. Dr. Gaines was selected by the International Olympic
Committee to serve as a torchbearer in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. She was a collegiate swimmer and
has coached volleyball at the high school and club levels.
TAHPERD offers reciprocal membership to TACSM members for use when registering for the
TAHPERD Annual Convention (i.e., TACSM members may register at the TAHPERD member rate).
Contact Dr. Chris Hearon (Christopher.Hear[email protected]) for more information.
Dr. Jakob Vingren has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North
Texas (UNT) since 2008. He earned a PhD from the University of
He serves as co-Director of the UNT Applied Physiology Laboratories
which include five different well-equipped laboratories
covering 10,000 sq ft of space, specifically designed for
research involving exercise and related physiology. The
laboratories research group currently includes 12
graduate and 4 undergraduate students who are directly
involved in research and regularly present their findings at
regional and national conferences, including TACSM and
Dr. Vingren’s research interests include neuromuscular
and endocrine physiology related to resistance exercise,
the effect of alcohol on neuromuscular and endocrine
function, and the use of resistance exercise in the
treatment of chronic diseases, including HIV and drug/
alcohol addiction. He has authored/co-authored 39 peer-
reviewed scientific manuscripts and six book chapters.
Dr. Vingren is an active member of the ACSM and other
professional organizations, and is an Associate Editor for
the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
Graduate Student Opportunities at
the University of North Texas:
Master of Science in Kinesiology
Exercise Physiology
Sport Psychology
Dr. Vingren is seeking enthusiastic
students who are interested in
studying exercise physiology,
especially related to the
neuromuscular and endocrine
systems or to quantification of
anaerobic capacity.
Dr. Vingren can be contacted at:
Jakob.Vingr[email protected]
Current Membership: 643
# Students - 60%
# Professional: Exercise Physiologist - 8%
# Professional: Other Basic/Applied Sciences - 5%
# Allied Health & Fitness Professionals - 5%
# All Other Areas: 22%
Dr. Rhonda Prisby has held a faculty position in the Department of
Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2009. She holds the
rank of Assistant Professor and is the Director of the Bone and
Microcirculation Laboratory.
Dr. Prisby’s research involves investigating the interaction between bone
vasculature function and bone cellular activity, thereby potentially improving
treatment for conditions in which bone blood flow is
compromised and for diseases such as osteoporosis.
Research conducted in the laboratory focuses on: 1)
assessing bone vascular function via the in vitro isolated
microvessel technique, 2) assessing bone cellular activity
via bone histomorphometry and 3) determining in vivo
bone blood flow via injection of microspheres into the
circulation. These techniques are utilized during various
experimental conditions that alter either bone vascular
function or bone mass (e.g., parathyroid hormone
administration, senescence, exercise, etc.).
Dr. Prisby is an active member of the Texas Chapter of
the American College of Sports Medicine, the American
Physiological Society, the American Society for Bone and
Mineral Research and the Microcirculatory Society. Dr.
Prisby has funding with private industry and is currently
pursuing funding through the NIH.
Graduate Student Opportunities at
the University of Texas at Arlington:
Master of Science
Exercise Science
Dr. Prisby is seeking enthusiastic
students who are interested in
conducting integrative basic science
research focused on vascular and
bone biology.
Dr. Prisby can be contacted at:
[email protected]
Get involved with TACSM
The TACSM Board is always looking for enthusiastic ACSM members in Texas to contribute to
TACSM’s mission. The board is composed of both elected and appointed members that collaborate
to ensure that student’s and professionals in Texas. Below are some of the roles that TACSM
members can fill:
Host a Fall/Spring TACSM Lecture Speaker
Volunteer for an Appointed Board Position
Be Nominated for an Elected Board Position
Encourage Your Colleagues and Students to Join TACSM and Attend the 2012 Annual
Volunteer to Serve on a Committee for the 2012 TACSM Annual Meeting
Volunteer to Present at a TACSM Annual Meeting
If you are interested in getting more involved please contact the TACSM Executive Director
(Dr. Chris Hearon; Christopher.Hear[email protected]).
2011 Fall Lecture Tour:
In the fall, Dr. Wendy Kohrt from the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus will be
our lecturer. Dr. Kohrt has carried out research projects on the effectiveness of exercise and hormone
replacement therapy to prevent diseases such as diabetes and osteoporosis in women and men,
aged 60 years and older. She established the IMAGE research group - Investigations in Metabolism,
Aging, Gender, and Exercise - at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
Topic: Novel Regulators of the Skeletal Response to Exercise
Austin (University of Texas)
Contact: Dr. Hiro Tanaka ([email protected])
Topic: The ABCs ABEs of Menopause: ABdominal fat, Estrogens, and Exercise
Denton (Texas Women’s University)
Contact: Dr. Kyle Biggerstaff (KBiggerstaf[email protected])
Topic: Physical Activity and Bone Health: Evidence-based Medicine and Science-based Theory
Dallas (Southern Methodist University)
Contact: Dr. Peter Gifford ([email protected])
Topic: Physical Activity and Bone Health: Evidence-based Medicine and Science-based Theory
Canyon (West Texas A&M University)
Contact: Dr. Matthew Kuennen ([email protected])
Topic: The ABCs ABEs of Menopause: ABdominal fat, Estrogens, and Exercise
San Antonio (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Contact: Dr. Donovan Fogt ([email protected])
For more information on the TACSM Lecture Tours, contact the TACSM Continuing Education
Director, Dr. George King (915-747-7245; [email protected]).
2011 Texas Association for Health, PE, Recreation, and Dance Annual Convention
(First Annual College Division-Texas ACSM Speaker Series)
November 30-December 3, 2011 (Speaker Series: Friday, December 2 from 1:15-3:30pm)
Dallas, Texas
" " " " " Keep track of all of our upcoming events on the TACSM website:
2012 TACSM Annual Meeting:! http://www.tacsm.org/upcomingevents.html
March 1-2, 2012# # # #
University of Texas J.J. Pickle Research Campus
Austin, Texas## # #
TACSM would like to recognize the generous support of the following sponsors:
Brian Dangelmaier, MS - Arlington
Chris Hearon, PhD, FACSM - Corpus Christi
Kevin Kendrick, PhD - San Antonio
Lisa Lloyd, PhD - Georgetown
Brian McFarlin, PhD, FACSM - Houston
Melody Phillips, PhD - Fort Worth
Roger & Marianne Staubach - Dallas
Questions? - Contact:
Chris Hearon, Ph.D., FACSM
Executive Director
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Department of Health & Kinesiology
700 University Blvd. (MSC 198)
Kingsville, TX 78363
361-593-3048 (phone)
361-593-2141 (fax)
Christopher.[email protected]
The purpose of TACSM is to fulfill the objectives and purposes of ACSM as appropriate at the
regional level. ACSM is a multi-disciplinary professional and scientific
society dedicated to the generation and dissemination of knowledge
concerning the motivations, responses, adaptations, and health
aspects of persons engaged in sport and exercise.
President - 2013
Scott McLean, Ph.D.
Southwestern University
President Elect - 2014
Brian McFarlin, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Houston
Past President - 2012
Phil Stanforth, M.S.
University of Texas
Executive Director
Chris Hearon, Ph.D., FACSM
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Lisa Lloyd, Ph.D.
Texas State University-San Marcos
Melody Phillips, Ph.D.
Texas Christian University
Regional Chapter Representative
Steve Morris, P.T., Ph.D.
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Membership Director
Kevin Kendrick, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Continuing Education Director
George King, Ph.D.
University of Texas at El Paso
Public Relations Director
Stacey Gaines, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Student Representative - 2012
Takashi Tarumi, M.A.
University of Texas
Student Representative - 2011
Kelley Strohacker
University of Houston
Representative (Non-medicine) - 2012
Hiro Tanaka, Ph.D., FACSM
University of Texas
Representative (Non-medicine) - 2013
Lem Taylor, Ph.D.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Representative (Non-medicine) - 2014
John Smith, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Representative (Non-medicine) - 2014
Jim Fluckey, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Representative (Medicine) - 2012
John Higgins, M.D., M.Phil.
University of Texas HSC-Houston
Representative (Medicine) - 2014
Ken Leclerc, M.D., M.Ed.
Brooke Army Medical Center
Contact Information for the Board of Directors is available at