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The School of Kinesiology's student subcommittee of the Graduate Education Committee hosted the first Kinesiology Research Symposium in April. The symposium consisted of two sessions of presentations by graduate students. Justin Geijer, Amanda Williams, and Lana Huberty presented in the first part of the day, while Andrea Stark, Tyler Bosch, and Patrick Wilson presented in the second, covering a wide range of topics in the discipline of kinesiology. Between the two presentation sessions, 20 undergraduate and graduate students shared their research posters to an open audience. Posters represented research. . . [Read Full Story]
Earlier this fall, Beth Lewis, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, was awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) by the National Institute of Mental Health. This four-year, $1.46 million grant, "Effect of Exercise and Wellness Interventions on Preventing Postpartum Depression," is aimed at examining the efficacy of exercise and wellness/support interventions for preventing postpartum depression, which affects approximately 10-13% of women. This is the largest single grant awarded to a School of Kinesiology faculty member while at the University of Minnesota since 2005. "Becoming a mother is an incredible. . . [Read Full Story]
The Human and Sport Performance Lab's (HSPL) cohort of graduate students consistently brings passion to their academic work and research endeavors, often with their research questions inspired by their own participation in sport and physical activity. By drawing on their involvement with physical activity, these graduate students bring unique perspectives to their research experiences. Below you will meet some of the bright HSPL graduate students who are translating their everyday activities into ground-breaking research! Sam Johnson (Concordia University St. Paul Track and Field Long and Triple Jump Coach): Sam combines. . . [Read Full Story]
The Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES) has a long history of research success dating back to the 1930's and is a national leader in studying human health, nutrition, and disease. It has showcased the work of well-known and seminal researchers such as Ancel Keys, Elsworth Buskirk, Henry Taylor, Henry Blackburn, and Arthur Leon. Dr. Li Li Ji, Professor and Director of the School of Kinesiology, is humbled to join the above-mentioned group of respected researchers. A world-renowned researcher in Exercise Physiology, he now leads our legendary LPHES,. . . [Read Full Story]

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