EHHS Doctoral Student Awarded National Grant

Jennifer Rivera

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation Grant Committee recently announced that Jennifer Rivera has been awarded $15,000 from it’s 2022 Graduate Research Grant for doctoral applicants.

This grant program funds Graduate research in strength and conditioning at the master’s and doctoral levels. Rivera is a second-year doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences.

“Jennifer is passionate about research regarding immune function and exercise,” said Adam Jajtner, associate professor of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health Sciences at Kent State University. “She has a passion to connect the relationship between the two, specifically the role of inflammation and recovery.”

Rivera will study the effects of specific and common recovery modalities following resistance exercise, examining short-term recovery and the long-term implications of repeated use of these recovery modalities.

"Congratulations to Jennifer for receiving this award," said Don Melrose, Ph.D., NSCA Foundation Board President. "Her proposed study is in alignment with the mission of the NSCA Foundation and we are looking forward to the outcomes of the study to educate the industry.

“The Foundation Board of Directors and reviewers believe that each of the funded grants will advance the profession through new research, creation, and dissemination of information that can be shared broadly within the industry,” said Carissa Gump, NSCA Foundation Executive Director.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors. Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded 184 grants and 578 scholarships, totaling over $3 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.

POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2022 02:35 PM
Updated: Friday, January 27, 2023 06:27 AM