By Emily Delzell
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) on May 26 awarded the $20,000 2016 ACSM-AMSSM Clinical Research Grant to Alison Brooks, MD, MPH, and her coinvestigator David Bell, PhD, ATC.
The ACSM-AMSSM Foundation awarded Brooks for her proposed research titled, “Parent-Athlete Knowledge of Sport Volume Recommendations, Attitudes and Beliefs Towards Sport Specialization.” Brooks is assistant professor of orthopedics in the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and a team physician for UW Athletics.
The joint organization review committee that selected Brooks’ research called it “ambitious,” noting the investigation aims to survey 1000 parents and 1000 youth athletes.
In its fourth year, this collaborative project between the ACSM and AMSSM funds a single award to foster original scientific investigations with a strong clinical focus among physician members of ACSM and AMSSM.