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Gao receives NIH subaward to study exergaming

Dr. Zan GaoDr. Zan Gao, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology, recently received a National Institute of Health (NIH) subaward totaling from $127,915 over three years from Texas Tech University. Gao secured this three year NIH grant ($432,225) as principal investigator in June 2012 when he was on faculty at Texas Tech University. The project is titled, "Impact of Interactive Video Games on Underserved Children's Health." The goal of this project is to determine the effectiveness of an interactive video games intervention in promoting underserved children's motor skills, perceived competence, physical activity levels, and health-related physical fitness. Gao will continue to oversee the project and coordinate data collection in area public schools.

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