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Kinesiology faculty participate in annual sports medicine meeting

Oregon State recently hosted the Northwest American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in Bend, with Kara Witzke, associate dean and program lead for Kinesiology at OSU-Cascades. Associate Professor Megan MacDonald and Assistant Professor Sean Newsom were among the invited speakers. Clinical Assistant Professor Jay Penry also traveled to the conference with CPHHS undergraduate and graduate students.

CPHHS graduate student receives multiple awards at annual sports medicine meeting

The CPHHS congratulates Harrison Stierwalt, a second-year Ph.D. student in Kinesiology, for receiving three awards at the Northwest American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting in Bend. Harrison received a travel award, best research poster and was runner-up for the President’s Cup Nomination.

CPHHS faculty and alumni included in 2018 national report on physical activity guidelines

Professor Brad Cardinal, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist Kathy Gunter and Erica Woekel, director of the Lifetime Fitness for Health Program have their work cited in the US DHHS’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. In addition to the Kinesiology faculty, three other college alumni are included. MPH alum Evan Hilbery is one of 10 abstractors and Michael Beets (Ph.D., Public Health) and Paul Loprinzi (Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science, now Kinesiology) are prominently featured, with four and five citations respectively, the most cited scientists in the report.

CPHHS professor and former dean selected as a Fulbright Specialist

Tammy Bray, professor and former dean, has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning. This role is awarded for a tenure of three years and runs through February 2021. Tammy is eligible to be matched with leadership projects designed by host institutions in more than 150 countries globally.

CPHHS assistant professor receives funding

Assistant Professor Sam Logan received an individual grant from the Learning Innovation Grant program at OSU to fund the All Abilities Design Studio. The studio will provide an innovative learning environment for students to design, prototype and create technology for people with disabilities. This includes funding for a 3D printer to be housed in Sam’s lab.

CPHHS faculty and graduate student present at NIH meeting

Professors Joe Catania and Peggy Dolcini, along with graduate student Ryan Singh, recently attended the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) 10th Annual Dissemination and Implementation Meeting, in Arlington, Virginia. They presented findings from three NIH funded HIV-AIDS related studies and met with colleagues and mentees for discussions on cutting-edge issues in the field of dissemination and implementation research.

CPHHS professor published in special issue of American Journal of Health Promotion

Professor Brad Cardinal co-authored “Physical education and sport: Does participation relate to physical activity patterns, observed fitness and personal attitudes and beliefs?” The article appeared in the March 2018 special issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion and focused on physical activity, weight and diabetes management. The paper was published online, ahead of print and has already achieved an Altmetric score of 50, which places it among the top 5 percent of scientific research outputs to date.

CPHHS faculty featured in Forbes magazine

A Feb. 16 article in Forbes Magazine quotes the “landmark study” co-authored by associate professors Robert Stawski and Michelle Odden that was published last year in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The results from this study suggested that postponing retirement might be associated with a decreased risk of mortality.

CPHHS student headed to Washington, D.C. to present research

The CPHHS congratulates Kinesiology student Greg Heinonen, who is headed to Washington, D.C., in April to present his research to national lawmakers as part of Posters on the Hill. Greg’s poster is one of 60 selected from more than 400 submissions. Read more about Greg’s achievement.

CPHHS clinical associate professor recognized by National Athletic Trainers’ Association

The CPHHS congratulates Cathy Brown Crowell, clinical associate professor, for her recent recognition as a fellow of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Only the most accomplished scholars in the athletic training profession earn this distinction and are allowed to use the prestigious designation of ‘FNATA.’ Cathy was the only individual awarded fellow status this year. In our district (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska), she is only the second fellow and the first female fellow.

CPHHS alumnus wins sports medicine award

Alumnus Kenneth Cameron, a nationally recognized medical researcher, won the United States Sport Academy’s 2017 Dr. Ernst Jokl Sports Medicine Award. Kenneth is known for his work in injury prevention and treatment of athletes. He is director of orthopaedic research at Keller Army Community Hospital in West Point, N.Y., and holds four faculty appointments. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the CPHHS in 1993. Learn more about this outstanding alum in this news release

CPHHS associate professor featured in Politico article 

Associate Professor Jeff Luck was featured in the Politico article “The cherries we want are really sick people,” about a new startup with a unique approach to providing health care for the urban poor. Jeff addressed Oregon’s attempt to coordinate care.

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