February 18, 2009 — Damon Swift, a University of Virginia doctoral student in the exercise physiology program of the Curry School of Education's Department of Human Services, was one of three doctoral students recognized by the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine with an outstanding student research award.
The students received their award at the ACSM's annual meeting, held Feb. 12-14 in Birmingham, Ala.
Swift's award was based on research he conducted with colleagues S.S. Angadi, J.Y. Weltman, E.J. Barrett, J. Patrie, G.A. Gaesser and A. Weltman. The topic of the research was titled "Effects of cardiorespiratory fitness on endothelial function following a high-fat meal in postmenopausal women."