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Iowa Researcher Awarded 2015 AMSSM-ACSM Clinical Research Grant


Hollywood, Fla. – April 14, 2015 – M. Kyle Smoot, MD, is the 2015 recipient of the AMSSM Foundation-ACSM Foundation Clinical Research Grant for his research titled, “The relationship between muscle damage and acute kidney injury biomarkers in American football players during preseason workouts.”

The latest in a series of collaborative projects between the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, the joint Clinical Research Grant Committee selects a single proposal to receive a $20,000 award. This is the 3rd year of the partnership for the annual joint clinical research grant awards.

“The grant review committee is pleased to award funding for Dr. Smoot's research proposal that will investigate new serum markers of acute kidney injury in athletes,” said Suzanne Hecht, MD, who chaired the joint organization review committee. “This research has the potential to play a role in the management of the athlete with suspected rhadomyolysis along with other possible applications.”

Dr. Smoot is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, where he also serves as the Program Director for its sports medicine fellowship program. He has conducted research on adequacy of pre-participation cardiovascular screening in NCAA collegiate athletes, concussion protocol for student athletes and assessment of muscle damage in asymptomatic football players during strenuous activity.

He received his medical degree from Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, OH, residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at UK.

The primary purpose of the AMSSMF-ACSMF Clinical Research Grant Award is to foster original scientific investigations with a strong clinical focus among physician members of AMSSM and ACSM. A secondary intent of the grant program is to foster the development of the principal investigator’s research education by requiring that a portion of the funds to be applied to meet this goal. The review committee sought research proposals that investigate research questions within the broad discipline of sports medicine. The criteria required proposals to be led by physicians who are members of both AMSSM and ACSM.

About AMSSM: AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of 2,700+ sports medicine physicians dedicated to education, research, advocacy and the care of athletes of all ages. The majority of AMSSM members are primary care physicians with fellowship training and added qualification in sports medicine who then combine their practice of sports medicine with their primary specialty. AMSSM includes members who specialize solely in non-surgical sports medicine and serve as team physicians at the youth level, NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS and NHL, as well as with Olympic teams. By nature of their training and experience, sports medicine physicians are ideally suited to provide comprehensive medical care for athletes, sports teams or active individuals who are simply looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle. www.amssm.org.

About ACSM: The American College of Sports Medicine is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. The American College of Sports Medicine supports the 10 Criteria for Responsible Health Reporting as articulated by www.HealthNewsReview.org. Website: www.acsm.org.


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