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Kinesiology News

A team of researchers from UW-Madison, including the Department of Kinesiology’s David Bell, are co-authors of a recent paper that indicates student-athletes who suffer concussions are more likely to sustain lower extremity injuries after returning to play than their non-concussed teammates. The paper, which appears in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, is titled, “Concussion Increases Odds of Sustaining a Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury After Return to Play Among Collegiate Athletes.”
Brittany Travers, a faculty member with the Department of Kinesiology's occupational therapy program, is conducting groundbreaking research at UW-Madison's Waisman Center. Travers is studying children with autism spectrum disorder by using a Wii to learn more about how helping them improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.​ It was during her time in graduate school that Travers first began to notice slight differences in the way people with ASD moved compared to those not on the spectrum.
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
UW-Madison’s Kreg Gruben will be the featured speaker at this week's Wednesday Nite @ the Lab ​event on Jan. 6. Gruben, an associate professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Walking and Strokes: A Delicate Balance.” Wednesday Nite @ the Lab is a weekly event that runs from 7 to 8:15 p.m. and is open to the public. The talks, which are free, are held in Room 1111 of the Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building.
The Wisconsin State Journal recently profiled UW-Madison alumna Hannah Carimi and her cutting-edge Bridefit company. Bridefit is a virtual-only, personal training, nutrition and lifestyle guidance company that helps soon-to-be brides get fit prior to their wedding. Carimi has both her undergraduate degree (2009) and master’s (2013) in kinesiology from UW-Madison’s School of Education. She also has an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a former member of UW-Madison’s women’s rowing team.
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2015 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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