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Kinesiology’s Stoffregen quoted in Quartzy.com article on motion sickness

Tuesday, September 18, 2018: Tom Stoffregen, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory (APAL), is quoted in a Quartzy.com article, “We still don’t understand motion sickness, but it’s likely to get worse in the digital age.” Stoffregen’s research on postural imbalance is reviewed, along with several other researchers’ approaches, with attention to a prevalent, […] [Read Full Story]

Gao co-authors article on supplementing traditional physical education classes with exergaming

Monday, September 17, 2018: In a recent article, co-authored by Zan Gao, Ph.D., director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory and associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, and Sunyue Ye, Ph.D., describes a study showing that the combination of exergaming and a physical education program is more effective for the development of children’s motor skill competency, and health-related fitness, than […] [Read Full Story]

Stoffregen named to Human Movement Variability Conference planning committee

Monday, September 10, 2018:   Thomas Stoffregen, Ph.D., School of Kinesiology professor and director of the Affordance Perception-Action Laboratory, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Planning Committee for the 4th annual Human Movement Variability Conference, May 16, 2019, which will be held at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The conference brings together researchers from across the globe to […] [Read Full Story]

Kinesiology student Nicolas Mendivil chosen to represent McNair Scholars program at national fair

Friday, September 7, 2018: Nicolas Mendivil, Kinesiology B.S. student, is one of seven McNair Scholars selected to represent the University of Minnesota McNair Scholars program at the 27th Annual National McNair Research and Graduate Fair  October 19-21 in Schaumburg, IL, at the Renaissance Hotel. Nicolas is advised by Kinesiology professor and director Beth Lewis, Ph.D., for the McNair Scholars program. The U of M’s TRIO McNair program is one of […] [Read Full Story]

Study conducted by Dengel is presented at Joint Annual Meeting in France

Friday, September 7, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, had two studies presented at the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB, held in Paris, France on June 16-21, 2018. The two presentations are entitled “Evaluation of A Method for Simultaneous in vivo Measurements of Blood T1 and T2” and […] [Read Full Story]

Smith presents paper at International Ergonomics Association 20th Congress

Friday, September 7, 2018: At the recent 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), held in Florence, Italy, August 26-30, Thomas Smith, Ph.D., adjunct instructor in the School of Kinesiology, presented a paper, “The Nature of the Firm – A Social Cybernetic Analysis,” co-authored with Robert Henning from the University of Connecticut. As a member of the IEA Student […] [Read Full Story]

Dengel is co-author of article in Journal of Pediatrics

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article published in the Journal of Pediatrics. The article, “Relationships of anxiety and depression with cardiovascular health in youth with normal weight to severe obesity,”  analyzes the relationships between self-reported depression […] [Read Full Story]

Gao appointed to Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Medicine

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Zan Gao, Ph.D., director of Physical Activity Epidemiology Laboratory and associate professor in the School of Kinesiology, was recently appointed to the Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical Medicine, an international scientific open access journal providing a platform for advances in health care/clinical practices, the study of direct observation of patients and general medical research. As […] [Read Full Story]

Dengel publishes article examining relationship between age, BMI and cardiovascular risks among youth

Wednesday, September 5, 2018: Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D., professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology, is a co-author of an article published in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. The article, “Association between carotid intima media thickness, age and cardiovascular risk factors in children and adolescents,” examines the relationship between age, body mass […] [Read Full Story]

LaVoi publishes op-ed in SwimSwam.com’s “Shouts from the Stands”

Monday, September 3, 2018: Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, co-director of the Tucker Center and School of Kinesiology senior lecturer, has published a “Shouts from the Stands” submission to SwimSwam.com: “8 Reasons Why Women Coaches Matter” is LaVoi’s response to the oft-received question Why do women in sport leadership positions matter, and is based in research for her Women Coaches Research Series & […] [Read Full Story]

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