Dr. John Jeka was awarded a grant from the Shriners Foundation for $543,000. It is a 3 year grant to study multisensory fusion for balance control in children with Cerebral Palsy. Collaborating with Dr. Jeka are Dr. Sam Lee (U of Delaware), Dr. Laura Prosser (CHOP), and Dr. Corinna Franklin (Shriners Hospital).
The Association for Applied Sport Psychology annual conference, recently (October 2-5) held in New Orleans, featured Kinesiology Department faculty Lois Butcher-Poffley and Michael Sachs and graduate students Kathryn Longshore, Lindsey McGuire, Elaine O'Brien, Sherry Schweighardt, Erica Tibbetts, and Adam Wright. Faculty and students made 13 presentations at the conference.
John Susko, a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Coordinator of the Basic Instruction Program (BIP), will be making a 31-story rappel down the outside of a skyscraper in Center City Philadelphia on October 18, 2013 in support of (1) quality physical activity, (2) the Basic Instruction Program (BIP), and (3) Outward Bound. If you would like to find out more about why John is involved in this event and/or to support him in this endeavor, please click on the following link:
Dianne M. Babbitt, a PhD student in the Department of Kinesiology, was featured by the International Society of Hypertension as their June 2013 Spotlight of the Month. Dianne works in CHPSW’s Hypertension Molecular and Applied Physiology Lab, which is directed by Michael D. Brown, PhD. Her research specialty is the effect of exercise on inflammation and endothelial function.
Tiffiny Butler, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology’s Integrative Exercise Physiology program, received a Basic Science Research Award for her work entitled "Food Restriction Post Puberty is Positive for Bone Structure Long Term." This $250 award is granted by the Bone and Osteoporosis Network Exchange (BONE) Interest Group of the American College
Lindsay McGuire, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Kinesiology, was recently awarded the 2013-2014 Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society Research Grant for her proposal “Temporal Changes in Depression and Neurocognitive Performance in Male and Female NCAA Student-Athletes: A Longitudinal Evaluation Pre- and Post-Concussion Injury.” She will use this $5000 grant to support her dissertation work this coming year.