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UW-Madison’s Sabrina Hilton recently was able to meet U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin during fieldwork practicum work in Washington, D.C. Hilton is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy (OT) from the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. This program requires students to complete two, three-month clinical rotations practicing in the OT field. But Hilton elected to have a third fieldwork experience and is working for the American Occupational Therapy Association in Bethesda, Maryland, as a member of AOTA’s Federal Affairs team.
For the third consecutive year, UW-Madison’s School of Education is rated No. 1 among public institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s annual graduate school rankings released March 16. According to the "2017 Best Education Schools" index, the U.S. News graduate school rankings slot UW-Madison’s School of Education fourth overall, behind only Stanford University, Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University. Last year, UW-Madison ranked fifth overall.
UW-Madison alumnae Becky Stokes and Lumei Huang were recently recognized by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education at WACTE’s Spring Conference Sunday at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Madison. Stokes received a Pre-service Educator Award in recognition of her outstanding work demonstrating a sustained pattern of mentoring UW-Madison pre-service educators. Huang received the Early Career Educator Award, which is given to outstanding educators within the first three years of their professional careers.
Athletic training students from UW-Madison visited the Wisconsin State Capitol earlier this week in honor of National Athletic Training Month. Twenty students from the Athletic Training (AT) Program’s Kinesiology 400 class (Organization and Administration of Athletic Training Programs) visited with the offices of their state senators and representatives. The AT Program is housed within the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology.
UW-Madison's David Bell and colleagues from across campus produced a groundbreaking study that was recently published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine. Titled, “Prevalence of Sport Specialization in High School Athletics,” this one-year observational study found that high school athletes from a smaller school were less likely to specialize in a sport than those attending a large school. They also found that highly specialized athletes were more likely to report a history of overuse knee or hip injuries.
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein and three members of the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) group spoke on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Rotary Club of Madison’s meeting at the Inn on the Park Hotel in downtown Madison. The ATSBS group seeks to educate the UW-Madison campus and those in the greater community about the short-term and long-term consequences of brain injuries, including concussions. The students joining Winterstein at the Rotary Club meeting were Emily Campbell, Erin McQuillan and Bailey Lanser.
UW-Madison’s Jill Barnes was recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated’s in-house sports scientist, Michael J. Joyner, for a series that explains to readers how they can live healthier lives. The Q&A with Barnes, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, is headlined, “How you can stay active without a formal workout plan.” And one person who has thought a lot about this, SI.com reports, is Barnes, who has a “big interest in how exercise and physical activity can keep the brain sharp throughout a person's life."
UW-Madison’s Mitch Tyler appeared on a recent CBC Radio report examining, “Eight Technologies that Will Change Medicine.” CBC Radio, Canada’s national public radio broadcaster, spoke with Tyler about his Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator – or PoNS -- tongue device for helping people with brain injuries. Tyler is the clinical director of UW-Madison’s Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL), a unique research center that’s on the leading edge of developing solutions for sensory and motor disorders. TCNL is housed in the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein will be speaking about the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety (ATSBS) group at the Rotary Club of Madison’s next meeting, Feb. 24, at the Inn on the Park Hotel in downtown Madison. The ATSBS group seeks to educate the UW-Madison campus and those in the greater community about the short-term and long-term consequences of brain injuries, including concussions. The group was formed in 2012 with a mission to promote and educate communities on prevention, recognition and management of brain injuries. Winterstein is a clinical professor with the Department of Kinesiology and director of its athletic training program.
UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein will be receiving one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) top honors. The clinical professor with the Department of Kinesiology and director of its athletic training program will receive a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainers (MDAT) award from NATA during the association’s annual convention in June. “Andy is the epitome of this award,” says colleague David Bell. “He is passionate about athletic training and truly cares about every facet of our profession. He is viewed beyond our borders as an expert and leader in our field. Wisconsin is lucky to have him on our campus.”
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