Archives—September 2015

KIP Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI) Merit Award Winners

Congratulations to the following students for receiving research awards at the 1st Annual Life Science and Technology Institute (LSTI) Research Forum:

Robert Larson (Dr. Qinghui Chen’s Lab) – Graduate Student LSTI Merit Award
Dakota Anderson (Dr. Steven Elmer’s Lab) – Undergraduate Student LSTI Merit Award

KIP laboratories  had students from all levels, undergraduate, MS, DPT, and PhD presenting their research.  We commend all of you for your hard work and dedication.

9.28.15-LSTI Merit Awards


Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2015

Dr. Jason Carter and Dr. Qinghui Chen from Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology (KIP) along with two KIP/Biological Science PhD students, Ida Fonkoue and Robert Larson, attended the Council on Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2015 Conference in Washington, D.C. last week.

PhD student Ida Fonkoue served as co-chair on a Neurogenic Mechanisms oral session and gave an oral presentation on the following paper:

Abstract Title:
Family History of Hypertension and Sympathetic Neural Reactivity to Mental Stress in Humans
Ida T. Fonkoue, Min Wang, Jason R. Carter PhD student

PhD student Robert Larson gave an oral presentation on the following paper:

Abstract Title: High Salt Intake Augments Excitability of Pre-Sympathetic PVN Neurons through Dysfunction of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+ ATPase

Robert A. Larson, Andrew D. Chapp, Michael J. Huber, Zixi Cheng, Zhiying Shan, Qing-Hui Chen

. Ida.Hypertension Larson & Chen


Win by Losing Wellness Challenge

Have you been trying to get healthier and lose weight? SWEAT and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan invite you to participate in Win by Losing, a free, fun and healthy challenge that can help you take personal responsibility for your health and reach your weight-loss goals.

Register to be part of Michigan Tech’s team beginning today. The official competition runs from Sept. 21 through Nov. 20. Participants will submit weekly weigh-ins to compete against other BCBSM group customers. You will also have access to a toolkit to help you meet your goals. Register by visiting the SWEAT website and clicking on the “Win by Losing” links.

From Tech Today, by Employee Wellness.