University of Alabama at BirminghamLaura Q Rogers Professor Laura Q. Rogers, M.D., FACP, FACSM, has been elected to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) board of trustees in the area of Medicine. Rogers is a faculty member in the School of Health ProfessionsDepartment of Nutrition Sciences.

“ACSM is a remarkable and vibrant organization that is committed to high-quality research, excellent clinical care, and impactful public health strategies focused on improving the health of individuals and populations through exercise,” said Rogers, who in addition to being an ACSM Fellow, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and is certified as an American Board of Obesity Medicine Diplomat. “My vision for ACSM is to facilitate and advance these aspects of our organization while also focusing on increasing the diversity of our membership and mentoring opportunities.”

Rogers has long been an active member of ACSM, which is the largest sports medicine and exercise organization in the world with more than 50,000 members. In addition to contributing to the ACSM Annual Meeting for more than a decade, she has participated in ACSM’s Cancer Special Interest Group (chair from 2007 to 2009) and Special Health Initiative for Women, Sport, and Physical Activity Committee (member since 2005, chair since 2013).

She has also reviewed submissions for Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® and contributed to the ACSM Fit Society Page®. Most recently, Rogers’ study titled “Physical Activity and Sleep Quality in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Trial” was published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the ACSM. At time of publication, her research was the first large randomized controlled aerobic physical activity study reporting sleep outcomes in breast cancer survivors who had completed primary cancer treatment.