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Recent honors, awards, and accomplishments

Sabina Holz, Pierre-Anne Laird, and Noah Stallard

Sabina Holz, Pierre-Anne Laird, and Noah Stallard
Sabina Holz, Pierre-Anne Laird, and Noah Stallard

HNFE students won the National Championship Student Bowl at the American College of Sports Medicine annual conference in San Diego. Read more.


Rohit Ramadoss
Rohit is pictured with Dr. Craig Sale, who chaired the ACSM session.

Doctoral student Rohit Ramadoss, MS, was the recipient of the 2022 American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Nutrition Interest Group’s award winner for best abstract, "Effect of acute feeding status on substrate oxidation rates in runners and combat athletes during submaximal exercise tests." Rohit is first author and Dr. Joseph Stanzione and Dr. Stella Volpe (Rohit’s mentor) are co-authors. Rohit presented this abstract at the ACSM Annual Meeting in San Diego, held May 31 through June 4, 2022.


Emily Maher

Emily Mahar became the women's golf program's first-ever All-American, as announced by the Women's Golf Coaches Association. She is an OMALS student in our Applied Nutrition and Physical Activity program.


Two of our students are officers on the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad for the next academic year:

  • Bella Filippone, administrative captain, rising junior
  • Lydia Kuo, equipment lieutenant, rising senior

Kalyn Specht, a recent doctoral graduate (Mentor: Dr. Siobhan Craige) was awarded an F31 from the National Institutes of Health NIAMSD for her research proposal, "Nox4 mediates the metabolic stress response in skeletal muscle." Her proposal was based on her dissertation, which she defended on May 9, 2022.


Lauren Provinsal
HNFE and CALS Outstanding Senior 2022 Lauren Provinsal

Lauren Provinsal was honored as both the HNFE and CALS Outstanding Senior for 2022.  Learn more about her.