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Kinesiology News

Fri
Feb
12
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.”
Fri
Feb
05
A multidisciplinary team of UW-Madison researchers – led by the School of Education's Andrew Winterstein and School of Human Ecology's Dee Warmath -- is receiving funding from the NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense to study the most effective ways to teach athletes and young adults about the importance of reporting when they have suffered a concussion. “Sports concussions, like all sports injuries, are a significant public health concern,” says Winterstein, who heads the Department of Kinesiology's athletic training program.
Mon
Feb
01
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March ​7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
Fri
Jan
29
UW-Madison’s athletic training program is hosting its third biannual Alumni and Friends Day Symposium and Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 20. The day features an educational symposium at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, and an opportunity to attend a Badgers men's hockey game. The theme of this year’s symposium is, "On Wisconsin: Clinical Care, Research and Advocacy." This event features a strong lineup of speakers, a research/case study poster session and a thematic concussion session presented by the Athletic Training Students for Brain Safety group.
Thu
Jan
28
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.”
Tue
Jan
26
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.
Tue
Jan
19
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.
Tue
Jan
05
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.
Mon
Jan
04
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.
Sun
Dec
20
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.
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