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Watch President Pivarnik carry the Olympic Torch today – LIVE!
Make your voice heard in the ACSM election
Roberts looks forward to promising year for CSMR
ACSM Research Awards: Apply by March 5
Graduate students: U.S. Public Health Fellowship available
Policy Corner: Countdown to the President's Release of His FY 2011 Budget
Sports medicine & exercise science headlines

Watch President Pivarnik Carry the Olympic Torch for ACSM Today -- LIVE!
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Tune in this afternoon as ACSM President James Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM, carries the Olympic Torch. Simply visit the online broadcast of the torchbearer relay to watch Dr. Pivarnik in action. Dr. Pivarnik will be carrying the torch at 4:32 p.m. ET (3:32 p.m. CT, 2:32 p.m. MT, 1:32 p.m. PT). Tune in early to ensure you don’t miss Dr. Pivarnik’s 300-meter run, taking place near Calgary, Canada.

ACSM congratulates Dr. Pivarnik and all ACSM members who were selected as torchbearers for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Games in Vancouver.

Watch the live broadcast!

ACSM's Olympic/Paralympic Resource Center, featuring expert sports medicine and exercise commentary from ACSM members, will be launched soon. Look for more information about the Resource Center and opportunities for involvement in future issues of SMB.

Make Your Voice Heard in the ACSM Election
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Please plan to take part in ACSM's annual election and make your voice heard for your profession.

Next month, members who are eligible to vote will receive information announcing the open date for the 2010 election. This is your opportunity to help shape ACSM’s leadership and priorities for the years ahead. Please take a moment to meet your candidates and review their platforms on advancing the important work of the College.

An e-mail and postcard will arrive soon, including information on how to vote as well as your unique username and password. Please contact Chris Sawyer at csawyer@acsm.org with any questions on this year’s election. Click here to meet the candidates.

Roberts Looks Forward to Promising Year for CSMR
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William Roberts, Ph.D., FACSM, has served many roles with the College during his 28 years as a member. A past President of the College, Roberts is the current ACSM Foundation President and inherited a new role at the beginning of 2010: editor in chief of ACSM's Current Sports Medicine Reports®. Here, Dr. Roberts shares his plans and goals for his four-year appointment as editor.

1. What improvements or changes do you have in store for CSMR this year?
As I take stock of the foundation of the journal as developed by Robert Sallis, M.D., FACSM, it seems solid and not in need of any major overhaul. I hope to continue to move the journal ahead by solidifying the review process, increasing our circulation, and increasing the impact of our manuscripts. For a journal to remain healthy and vibrant, the editors and contributors should change over time. I hope to make gradual changes in our section editors and editorial board to maintain the journal's edge. I am hoping to attract new authors for the journal. We will send out a readership survey to check the pulse of our constituents and use the data to shape our future changes.

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ACSM Research Awards: Apply by March 5
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Each year, ACSM awards individuals who have excelled in health-related research. For more information about each of the awards or to apply, please view the research awards page. All ACSM Research Award Applications must be submitted by March 5, 2010.

Graduate Students: U.S. Public Health Fellowship Available
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Attention, recent public health graduates (and graduate program professors)! The U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is a seeking a Fellow to work on projects and programs related to Healthy People 2020. The Fellow will have a key role in fulfilling the Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives. For a full job description, visit the ODPHP Web site.

Policy Corner: Countdown to the President's Release of His FY 2011 Budget Proposal
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As we draw closer to the unveiling of the President's Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal on Feb. 1, 2010, the biomedical research community believes the President will propose to hold the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) FY 2011 budget relatively flat. This thinking is mainly due to an increasing awareness on the part of President Obama that his party must display fiscal constraint as Congress (where Democrats are currently in the majority) prepares to face the voters in the November midterm elections. Therefore, President Obama's deficit-cutting plans, which will include proposals to slow or freeze government spending, are expected to be featured prominently in the FY 2011 budget he will submit to Congress on Feb. 1. More

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Exercise and Science Headlines

Headlines include recent stories in the media on sports medicine and exercise science topics and do not reflect ACSM statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.

Why Do So Many Winter Olympians Have Asthma?
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Every four years, exercise-induced asthma draws special attention among scientists and the media, in lock step with the Winter Olympics. That’s because when the world’s premier cold-weather sports athletes convene in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics next month, they will share, as a group, not only exceptional fitness but also a disproportionate tendency to wheeze. More

In Women, Exercise May Keep High Pulse in Check
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A speedy ticker could increase your chances of suffering a fatal heart attack, according to a new study. But in women, regular workouts might help keep the risk low. More

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