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Kinesiology News

Wed
Jun
15
UW-Madison's Tim McGuine agrees that concussions are an important topic. But this alumnus of the Athletic Training Program adds, "concussions are sucking up all the air in the room when it comes to discussions about sports injuries -– and we need to think about the well-being of the entire student-athlete.” It’s this perspective of identifying and understanding the range of risk factors, preventative measures and outcomes for sports injuries that McGuine brings to his work with UW-Madison’s Athletic Training Program, which is housed within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
Thu
Jun
09
UW-Madison’s David Bell is the lead author of a new study published online in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, which is the American College of Sports Medicine’s flagship monthly journal. The report is titled, “Hip Strength in Patients with Quadriceps Strength Deficits after ACL Reconstruction.” Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and is the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL).
Thu
May
26
Many veterans of the Gulf War, which took place from 1990-91, suffer from a complex and chronic illness that can cause pain, fatigue and cognitive problems. UW-Madison’s Dane Cook is in the midst of a four-year project searching for answers to Gulf War Illness (GWI) thanks to a grant he received from the Department of Veterans Affairs. To learn about this project, check out a new report from Eric Rajala, MERIT’s video producer.
Fri
May
20
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored earlier this month with awards supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Those from across the School of Education receiving Vilas recognition are: Geoffrey Borman, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, David Williamson Shaffer, Jin-Wen Yu, Jim Escalante, Lesley Bartlett and Li-Ching Ho.
Sat
May
14
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2016 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday, May 13, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a traditional Reception and Hooding Ceremony. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 14, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations Class of 2016! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Mon
May
09
The important research of UW-Madison’s David Bell is featured in the most recent issue of the Isthmus newspaper. The article is headlined, “Diversify! Specializing in one sport can be bad for kids.” “Sport specialization is a hot topic in sports medicine, yet there is a severe lack of empirical data that exists about the topic,” Bell, an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL), tells Isthmus.
Tue
May
03
UW-Madison’s Dr. M. Alison Brooks, along with co-investigator David Bell, is receiving a grant for her research titled, “Parent-Athlete Knowledge of Sport Volume Recommendations, Attitudes and Beliefs towards Sport Specialization.” The grant, awarded by the foundations for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, is for $20,000. Bell is an assistant professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training Program and the director of the Wisconsin Injury in Sport Laboratory (WISL).
Thu
Apr
21
UW-Madison’s Elizabeth Larson helped secure a grant for Madison's Elvehjem Elementary School titled, “Active Classroom Engagement (ACE).” This project ­–- which is being supported by a $25,000 grant from the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools -– is designed to create movement-permissive classrooms to accommodate students’ natural need to be more active.
Wed
Apr
20
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty and staff. Each spring, the School recognizes some of the most outstanding members of its family with Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Wednesday evening, the School proudly honored winners for the 2016 awards cycle ​during its annual Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards Reception in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Sun
Apr
17
UW-Madison’s Adaptive Fitness program will be hosting an open house event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the UW Natatorium. Tim Gattenby is the coordinator of adaptive fitness and personal training with UW–Madison’s Department of Kinesiology. To get a sense of what the Adaptive Fitness program is all about, watch this uplifting video highlighting some of the great work being done. The video was produced by Yasmeena Ougayour.
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