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Dr. Donald Dengel, professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP) [pictured above], and Tyler Bosch, doctoral candidate [pictured below] are recipients of the Scientific Manuscript Excellence Honor: Gary A. Dudley Memorial Paper for their article "Body Composition and Bone Mineral Density of National Football League Players." Their research, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, examined the body composition of National Football League (NFL) players before the start of their regular season. The findings are a template for future studies examining fat, lean, and bone mass in NFL players.


The Gary A. Dudley Memorial Paper is one of the highest honors the National Strength and Conditioning Association gives for scholarship and is named after one of the pioneers in modern exercise physiology research.

MarlattK-2013.jpgKara Marlatt, a doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article published in the Journal of Pediatrics. Marlatt is a co-author with her adviser, Dr. Donald Dengel, professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP).

The full citation is: Marlatt KL, Steinberger J, Dengel DR, Sinaiko A, Moran A, Chow LS, Steffen LM, Zhou X, Kelly AS: Impact of pubertal development on endothelial function and arterial elasticity. The Journal of Pediatrics 2013,163(5):1432-1436.

Ostrem_Joseph_CEHD.pngJoe Ostrem, doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, is the lead author of an article to be published in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging. The article, "Comparison of baseline brachial artery measurements and effect on peak flow-mediated dilation," examined the effect of alternate baseline measures of the brachial artery on measures of flow mediated dilation in 418 children and 533 adults.

DSCN4938.JPGDoctoral student Joshua Lupinek recently gave two guest lectures at the University of Northern Colorado. The titles of his talks were "Intentional torts: Assault & battery" and "Marketing to the community: Does outreach really matter," which he delivered to Sport & Exercise Science students in Administration & Law (SES461) and Fitness Management (SES300) courses, respectively.

Lupinek is working towards his Ph.D., with an emphasis in sport management. He is advised by Dr. Stephen Ross, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology.

ElangovanN-2013.jpgNaveen Elangovan, doctoral student and trained physical therapist, served as the lead author in an article titled, "Assessing proprioceptive function: Evaluating joint position matching methods against psychophysical thresholds." The research compared three different methods for assessing proprioceptive function in humans.

The article is set to publish in Physical Therapy, a prestigious journal with an impact factor of 2.78. Co-authors of this article include Amanda Herrmann (M.S., '12) and Dr. Juergen Konczak, professor of kinesiology and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Lab (HSCL).

LisecJ-2013.jpg John Lisec, School Kinesiology Ph.D. student, recently recounted his research experience at Beijing Sport University (BSU) in the China Center 2012-13 Annual Report. Lisec was the recipient of the Red Pockets Scholarship that allowed him to research in the field of sport management, tour the Beijing Olympic facilities, meet twelve Chinese Olympic gold medalists, and experience cultural sites such as the National Center for the Performing Arts. His research course produced a collaborative project with a BSU faculty member. Lisec will analyze the utilization of the Beijing National Stadium and the Beijing National Aquatics Center post-Olympic games.

lundstrom.jpgSchool of Kinesiology Ph.D. students Jillian Tholen, Emma Lee, and Chris Lundstrom [pictured right] competed with 28,000 individuals in the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon races this weekend. Tholen placed 3rd in the TC 10-miler with a time of 59:46, while Emma Lee placed 7th in the same event with a time of 61:13.

Chris Lundstrom has been lauded as the first Minnesotan to finish the Twin Cities Marathon. He placed 2nd in his age group and 32nd overall with a time of 2:26.22.

ChenC.jpg Yi Chou (Chris) Chen, doctoral student and member of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL), has received a competitive award that will allow him to present his research at the Biology and Control of Nausea and Vomiting 2013 Conference, held in Pittsburgh, Pa., October 3-4.

The title of his presentation is, "Postural precursors of post-bout nausea in boxers." Professor of kinesiology and director of the APAL, Dr. Thomas A. Stoffregen, is the co-author of the presentation and Chen's advisor.

Funding for this award was provided by the conference.

Jessica HolstKaren HeggernesTwo students in the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) have earned their master of science degrees this August.

Karen Heggernes received an MS in kinesiology after defending her thesis in August. Heggernes completed her degree in two years while working in the HSCL. Her research explored if the precision of arm proprioceptive sense can be improved by wearing an elbow brace providing a concurrent source of tactile stimulation.

Jessica Holst is a PhD student also in the HSCL. She received an MS in mechanical engineering from the University also in August and will continue her studies in kinesiology.

Associate professor of kinesiology Dr. Donald Dengel and doctoral student Tyler Bosch received a pilot grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota.

With this grant they will examine a novel method for segmenting lower extremity body composition using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry.

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