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Wiese-Bjornstal-2011.jpgDr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, will be giving a keynote address at the Female Athlete and Injury: Prevention, Treatment and Recovery 2013 Conference on October 25, at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her talk is titled, "Psychology Approaches to Prevention and Rehabilitation."

Wiese-Bjornstal-2011.jpgDr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, was recently quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article on collegiate female athletes and career-ending concussions. In the piece, "Concussions cost 2 Stanford athletes their careers", she says that there isn't strong evidence that women are more likely to report their concussions than men.

Wiese-Bjornstal-2011.jpgDr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, gave one of the keynote addresses today at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 38th Annual Meeting being held at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Her talk was titled, "Sports medicine psychology: Psychological and social dimensions of sport injury".

Vision2020.PNG The CEHD Vision 2020 Blog recently featured the School of Kinesiology in two pieces.

Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, contributed to an article, "5 Tips to Ensure Children Have a Quality Youth Sports Experience." In the feature, Wiese-Bjornstal explains that both parents and coaches have a great impact on youth sport and must be competent, mindful, and motivational. Some tips she shares with sport parents are to, comment on great plays, encourage many different sports, do not coach from the sideline, and to cheer for good plays on both teams.

The blog also contains a preview of the annual Gopher Adventure Race (GAR) in, "Get Outdoors Day: 4th Annual Gopher Adventure Race Preview." The GAR is organized and managed by the Recreation, Park and Leisure Studies Program and brings together 200 participants who take on physical and mental challenges across campus. Not only is the GAR a fun and competitive event but it also allows students to plan, implement, and gain valuable work experience. The article notes on the importance of outdoor recreation explaining that many benefits including better health, a spark in creativity, greater emotional connections, and wonderful memories happen that occur outdoors.

Wiese-Bjornstal-2011.jpgDr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, gave an invited talk on the "Psychological Aspects of Returning to Sport Following Injury" at the Current Concepts in Sports Medicine spring conference sponsored by Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care, held in Edina, Minn., on May 18, 2013. This year's conference had national and regional experts come together to discuss and lecture on injuries of the overhead athlete.

Hay_2013.jpegDoctoral students Jessica Albers, Julia Dutove, and Hayley Russell presented at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last weekend.

Albers presented work in progress which was titled, "Jump Rope Teams for Youth." Dutove and Russell presented their dissertation proposals in the graduate student work in progress poster session. Dutove's work is titled, "Parent Behavior on Youth Sport Sidelines," and Russell's work is named, "Psychological and Physical Predictors of Return to Activity among Adolescent Athletes after ACL Reconstruction."

Russell also presented a paper entitled, "Microtrauama sport injury psychology narratives in long distance runners," which examines the specific experiences and responses of male and female long-distance runners who have endured microtrauma injuries. This paper was co-authored by fellow Ph.D students Reed Steele and Ayanna Franklin in addition to Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal and former Masters student Shelby Hoppis.

Wiese-Bjornstal-2011.jpgDr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, will be giving a talk titled, "Sports Medicine Psychology: Psychological and Social Dimensions of Sport Injury." Wiese-Bjornstal will be giving this talk on Saturday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m. at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine spring tutorial meeting in St.Cloud, MN.

The Sports Medicine Psychology Lab (SMPL), one of the newest labs in the School of Kinesiology, also has a new blog, focused on current research trends and activities related to sports medicine psychology. Reed Steele, a doctoral student studying sport psychology in the School of Kinesiology, will serve as the blog's editor.

LaVoi-Nicole-2010.jpg Dr. Nicole LaVoi, associate director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sport, contributes to The Society Pages Roundtable discussion, "Concussions and Consequences." To read the full discussion click here.

Wiese-Bjornstal-2011.jpgDr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of sport psychology, is giving an invited presentation at the Mayo Clinic Symposium on Concussion in Sport in Scottsdale, Arizona, on September 28. The title of her talk is "Female Athlete Concussions." This state-of-the-art, two-day symposium highlights the epidemiology of concussion in sport; the pathophysiology of concussion; sideline and outpatient clinical evaluation; standard and novel diagnostic strategies; and implementation of return-to-activity guidelines.

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