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Dengel, Wiese-Bjornstal discuss concussions and helmet use in MN Daily
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014:
Professor Donald Dengel and associate professor Diane Wiese-Bjornstal were both mentioned in Minnesota Daily article, “Helmet use impacts concussions.” The article examines whether or not different helmets can impact the risk of concussion in football. Researchers at the Virginia Tech preliminarily found that, in fact, different helmets can affect the rate of concussions among football players. Related to this research, […] [Read Full Story]

Graduate students, Wiese-Bjornstal participate in STEAM activities
Thursday, January 30th, 2014:
School of Kinesiology graduate students Sam Moore and Andrew White, along with Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, associate professor of kinesiology, participated in STEAM Capstone Project Expert Day at Jackson Middle School in Champlin, Minn., on Wednesday, January 29. They presented to eighth graders on the topic, “Sports injuries: Don’t let them get you down,” speaking about […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal to keynote at Female Athletes and Injury Conference
Thursday, October 24th, 2013:
Dr. 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.” [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal quoted in San Francisco Chronicle
Monday, October 21st, 2013:
Dr. 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. [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal keynotes at the Northland Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine Fall Meeting
Friday, October 11th, 2013:
Dr. 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”. [Read Full Story]

CEHD Vision 2020 Blog features Wiese-Bjornstal, Gopher Adventure Race
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013:
 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 […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal gives invited talk at sports medicine conference
Monday, May 20th, 2013:
Dr. 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 […] [Read Full Story]

Wiese-Bjornstal featured on KARE 11
Friday, May 17th, 2013:
 Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Ph.D., associate professor of kinesiology, appeared in a KARE 11 segment on Thursday, May 16, answering viewers’ questions about youth sports. Wiese-Bjornstal. The video from the broadcast is available online here. [Read Full Story]

Doctoral students present at AAHPERD
Monday, April 29th, 2013:
Doctoral 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 […] [Read Full Story]


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