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Kinesiology News

Tue
Aug
23
Tamar Rogoff and Gregg Mozgala will be in Madison on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery for a free public screening of the award-winning documentary, "Enter the Faun." The film has made Mozgala, who was born with cerebral palsy, an inspiration for physicians, rehabilitation specialists, actors, dancers and people with disabilities -- as well as those who love to see the impossible become possible. Rogoff and Mozgala will also be visiting the Department of Kinesiology’s Adaptive Fitness program on Thursday, Sept. 8, to address classes.
Mon
Aug
22
A front-page story in the Sunday, Aug. 21, Wisconsin State Journal put a much-deserved spotlight on Tim Gattenby and an outstanding UW-Madison program that’s geared toward training people with disabilities to find ways to get and stay fit. Gattenby is the coordinator of adaptive fitness and personal training with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. As the State Journal reports: “It’s a popular program that goes beyond physical therapy to help clients with all kinds of disabilities maintain active lifestyles while simultaneously training UW-Madison students to become a new breed of professionals in the medical field."
Tue
Aug
16
UW-Madison alumna Sabrina Hilton was selected to be a 2017 Emerging Leader for the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). According to the AOTA website, the "Emerging Leaders Development Program recognizes and invests in students and practitioners who have demonstrated dedication and commitment, through service to the profession, at the start of their career." Hilton received her master of science degree from UW-Madison’s Occupational Therapy Program earlier this year. This program is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Mon
Aug
15
Several researchers with ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education have co-authored a new report that takes a closer look at the problem of persistence -– and why programs that are designed to guide promising students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into science careers often miss the mark. The report is titled, “New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science,” and it appears in the journal CBE-Life Sciences Education.
Wed
Aug
10
Learners from a diverse range of ages were able to major in kinesiology during this summer’s Grandparents University on the UW-Madison campus. Students who majored in kinesiology were led by faculty, staff and graduate students from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Participants engaged in numerous activities exploring the many fascinating aspects of human movement and the science behind how physical activity affects one’s body, with mini classes being held throughout the UW Natatorium.
Mon
Aug
08
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) awarded UW-Madison alumnus Rod Dishman a prestigious 2016 Citation Award at its annual meeting in Boston. This award is one of ACSM's most prestigious, and it recognizes individuals who have made “outstanding contributions to the fields of sports medicine and/or exercise science.” Dishman received a master’s degree from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology in 1975 and earned a Ph.D. from that same department in 1978,
Mon
Jul
18
Since late 2014, a team of experts from Design Concepts, Inc., worked closely with UW-Madison’s No Limits Kids Fitness program to create a hand cycle that was adjustable so children can use it as they grow. A prototype was unveiled June 23 during a short ceremony at the UW Natatorium, and School of Education video producer Eric Rajala was there to capture the action. No Limits is run by Tim Gattenby, the coordinator of adaptive fitness and personal training with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Wed
Jul
13
A second group of companies formed with assistance from UW-Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) has “graduated” from a program designed to advance innovations based on research on campus. And among the startups receiving this recognition is KIINCE, which produced a stroke rehabilitation device. This company is the brainchild ​of the School of Education’s Kreg Gruben, an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology.
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
Mon
Jun
27
UW-Madison's Jacob Meyer is the lead author of a new paper examining the influence of exercise on depression. The report was published online in the journal Behavior Therapy. Results from this study could encourage those suffering from depression to consider light exercise as a useful symptom self-management tool. Meyer is an alumnus of the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, where he earned a Ph.D. in 2015. He currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and as an Instructor in the Department of Kinesiology.
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