Research Award

The CPSDA Research Award will provide financial support to a CPSDA member who is conducting research in order to further our understanding in applied performance nutrition and/or performance nutrition infrastructure.  The Principal Investigator or Co-PI should be a CPSDA member for the project to be eligible for the award.  The financial award total will not exceed $15,000.

Applications for the 2024-2025 Research Award are now closed.

The award winner will be notified the week of July 15.

 

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2023-2024 Research Award:

Investigating the relationship between bone health and non-eating disorder dietary restriction in collegiate athletes
Principle Investigator: Dana Bielinski, MS, RD

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2022 - 2023 Research Award:

Development of a screening questionnaire to identify student-athletes at risk of using tainted nutritional supplements
Principle Investigator: Floris Wardenaar, PhD 

Click here to access the study
Click here to view the infographic
Click here to view supplementary materials (screener & instructions)

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2020 - 2021 Research Award:

Does whey protein have what it takes to improve collagen synthesiss?
Principle Investigators: Dana Lis, PhD, RD, CSSD, CPT
Co-investigators: Dr. Keith Baar & Dr. Karine Schaal

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2019 - 2020 Research Award:

Optimization of Omega-3 Index Levels in Athletes and Service Members: Personalized Omega-3 dosage and molecular genetic approaches
Melissa Rittenhouse, PhD, RD, CSSD
Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Nutritionist/Exercise Scientist
Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University (USUHS)

Click here to access the study.

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2018-2019 Research Award: 

Omega-3 Status of Collegiate Athletes
Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, CSSD and Peter Ritz, RD: Virginia Tech

Click here to access the study.

Click here to view the Omega-3 Infographic.

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