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Kinesiology News

Tue
Dec
15
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. This Fall 2015 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Fri
Dec
11
The University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents on Dec. 11 approved a new online Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree program at UW-Madison. The Occupational Therapy program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The new program is targeted toward mid-career occupational therapists and is designed to allow OT professionals to continue to work while pursuing their degree part-time over nine semesters. The first cohort of students in the new OTD program is expected to enroll in the summer of 2016.
Thu
Dec
10
The Department of Kinesiology's Dorothy Farrar-Edwards is part of a newly funded pilot project that looks at the efficacy of brain-computer interface neurological feedback device to drive robotic stroke rehabilitation. The project, funded by the School of Medicine and Public Health's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, is a collaboration that also includes faculty from the College of Engineering and faculty from UW-Milwaukee. Through the expertise of the UW-Milwaukee robotic system and motion analysis labs and UW-Madison’s expertise in neuroimaging in MRI and its neural biomedical engineering BCI system, the project will test the efficacy of the next generation stroke rehabilitation device.
Wed
Dec
09
UW-Madison’s Dane Cook has been elected as a fellow to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR). He will be honored at the annual ABMR meeting held June 22-25, 2016 in British Columbia. Cook is a professor in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, where he directs an Exercise Psychology Lab.
Mon
Nov
30
UW-Madison's David Bell is the recipient of a 2015-16 New Investigator Grant, which he will use to further his research on ACL knee injuries and improving rehabilitation following injury. “Our goal is to create information that can be utilized by rehabilitation professionals on patients of all ages,” says Bell, an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL). “We are trying to create ways to identify patients that are not responding to rehabilitation early in the process, so appropriate interventions can be applied in order to improve outcomes and enhance quality of life.”
Fri
Nov
27
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein will be speaking Nov. 28-29 at the first ASEAN Sports Medicine Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He will provide a plenary session on the efficacy of injury prevention programs, present a poster on patient reported outcomes following injury and lead hands-on workshops on various injury taping techniques. Winterstein is a clinical professor and director of UW-Madison’s Athletic Training program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Tue
Nov
17
The Fall 2015 edition of the Department of Kinesiology’s annual alumni publication, “On the Move,” is now available online.
Wed
Nov
11
UW-Madison’s Dan Timm was presented with the Honor Award during the annual Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) Convention Oct. 28-30 in Wisconsin Dells. Timm is an instructor and advisor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Physical Education Teacher Education program.
Tue
Nov
10
UW-Madison’s Rachel Rodgers, Grace Bellinger, Andrea Mason and Brittany Travers presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Chicago last month. They presented a poster detailing preliminary results of their study looking at bimanual coordination in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder.
Wed
Oct
28
UW-Madison’s Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) group has spent the month of October telling its story of education and advocacy in a unique way. ATSBS is part of the Rennie’s Corner “pop-up” gallery, event and retail space located in the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. The Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety group has been promoting brain safety in the community and is selling “Helmets are Sexy” stickers.
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