Scott Scarlotta Meinzer, a senior in the Department of Kinesiology’s Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program, was honored with the 2013 Diamond Award. The Diamond Award is the highest recognition by the Division of Student Affairs given to a Temple University undergraduate student and is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, leadership, and service to the University. Scott was one of 25 students recognized this year out of all undergraduate students at Temple. Highlights of Scott’s academic achievement, leadership, and service over his time at Temple include the following:
- Earned Dean’s List Honors and two different academic-related scholarships from the Department of Kinesiology
- Led a partnership between the Department of Kinesiology and the United States Peace Corps that provided sports and recreational equipment to children from poor villages in Botswana, Africa
- Spearheaded an event that raised over $600 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Congratulations to Integrative Exercise Physiology Doctoral Candidate Tiffiny Butler, MS, ATC for receiving a Steven M. Horvath Travel Award! The $500 award, offered by the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation, helps to fund travel expenses for minority graduate students to present their scholarly work at the ACSM Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Ms. Butler’s research focuses on the short- and long-term effects of delayed puberty on the growth plate.
Kinesiology Assistant Professor Lois A. Butcher-Poffley, CC-AASP, was featured in a recent TIME article about “Helicopter Coaches", which highlighted the aggressiveness of youth team coaches and its impact on children. See more at http://healthland.time.com/2013/04/29/helicopter-coaches/.
The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is on the first Friday in March. The application must be dropped off in person to the main office in the Department of Kinesiology - 230 Pearson Hall.
Dr. Jeka will be co-chairing the NSF Winter Workshop on Locomotion at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. January 17-18, 2013.
The Winter Workshop is part of the NSF-sponsored Research Coordination Network "Neuromechanics and dynamics of locomotion" (PI: Lisa Fauci, Tulane, Co-PI: Avis Cohen, UMD). Workshop sessions include : Fluid Dynamics, Controls, Neurobiology.
Graduate Study (Ph.D. or Master's degree) in Integrated Exercise Physiology at Temple University in Philadelphia
The Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory at Temple University is accepting applications for doctoral and Master’s degree program in studying 1) mechanotransduction and 2) mitochondrial biogenesis in vasculature.
Highly motivated applicants with a background in Bioengineering, Biological sciences (i.e. Cellular/Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences), Kinesiology (Exercise Science), Medical sciences, Nutrition, Pharmacology are encouraged to apply. The student will be supported by a research assistantship (RA) or a teaching assistantship (TA).
In the Department of Kiniesiology, the Beta Xi chapter of the Iota Tau Alpha Society inducted its first class on Nov. 13. This honor society recognizes and honors individuals in the field of Athletic Training Education who have through scholarship, integrity, and outstanding achievement been a credit to their profession. The objective of Iota Tau Alpha is to foster a high standard of ethics and professional practices and to create a spirit of loyalty and fellowship, particularly around students of Athletic Training Education.
The following students were inducted:
Emma Berkey, William Carolan, Pamela Grondski, Justin Morcate, Kevin Morrison, Albert Padilla, and Lindsey Reichard of the class of 2012 and Daniel Strohecker of the class of 2013.
Michael Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Director of the Hypertension, Molecular, and Applied Physiology Lab, and Joon-Young Park, Director of the Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory, published an article on their work with genetics and hypertension in Vascular Health and Risk Management.
Racial differences in tumor necrosis factor-α-induced endothelial microparticles and interleukin-6 production
Michael D Brown1,3, Deborah L Feairheller1, Sunny Thakkar1, Praveen Veerabhadrappa1, Joon-Young Park2 1Hypertension, Molecular and Applied Physiology Laboratory, 2Cardiovascular Genomics Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology, 3Cardiovascular Research Center, School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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