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American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference

ACSM 2016Early this month Dr. Steven Elmer, Dr. Christopher Schwartz, and graduate student Matthew Kilgas attended the 63th annual meeting for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Boston, Massachusetts. For this meeting more than 6,000 professionals from around the world come together for one of the most comprehensive sports medicine and exercise science meeting in the world. Dr. Elmer and Matthew presented their research relating to using upper-body eccentric exercise to improve muscle strength and power. Dr. Elmer also attended the ACSM Awards Banquet where he was recognized for receiving the ACSM Research Endowment Grant.


Larson recipient of American Autonomic Society Lundbeck Research Fellowship

Robert Larson waLarson_Headshots recently named a recipient of the American Autonomic Society Lundbeck Research Fellowship for his post-doctoral research proposal entitled “Targeting cardiac sympathetic and renin-angiotensin systems with Ang-(1-7) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.”  Robert will begin his post-doctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Mark Chapleau in The Department of Internal Medicine at The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in July.  The $50,00 AAS-Lundbeck Research Fellowship provides salary support for one year and travel costs to the AAS annual conference for two years.  Robert earned his master’s degree with Dr. Jason Carter and his doctorate degree with Dr. Qing-Hui Chen.

Robert’s full story was recently featured on Michigan Tech News.  Congratulations Robert and continued success as you move on to The University of Iowa.


Experimental Biology 2016

The Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology  (KIP) department was represented well at the Experimental Biology (EB) 2016 Conference in April.  Faculty members Dr. Jason Carter, Dr. Qinghui Chen, and Dr. Zhiying Shan along with their graduate students were in attendance and presented posters.

The list of KIP/Biological Sciences graduate students includes; Andrew Chapp (PhD), Ida Fonkoue (PhD), Michael Huber (MS) and Robert Larson (PhD).  Andrew Chapp and Michael Huber were also awarded the 2016 Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt Award from the American Physiological Society. KIP Visiting Scholar, Fengli Zhu also had a poster presented by Robert Larson and Dr. Zhiying Shan.

Abstract Title: Intraneuronal Acidification with Acetic Acid, an Ethanol Metabolite, Increases Excitability of Central Nucleus of Amygdala Neurons with Axon Projecting to Rostral Ventrolateral Medulla (CeA-RVLM).
Andrew D. Chapp, Kyle M. Driscoll, Zhiying Shan, Jason R. Carter, Qing-Hui Chen

Abstract Title: Acute alcohol consumption blunts the muscle sympathetic nerve activity response to mental stress in humans.
Ida T. Fonkoue, Brett Gervais, Qing-Hui Chen, and Jason R. Carter

Abstract Title: Upregulation of Orexin in the Paraventricular Nucleus Contributes to Salt Sensitive Hypertension
Authors: Michael J. Huber, Fengli Zhu, Robert A. Larson, Ningjun Li, Qing-Hui Chen, and Zhiying Shan

Abstract Title: Diminished Intracellular Calcium in the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus Augments Neuronal Excitability and Sympathetic Nerve Activity
Robert A. Larson, Andrew D. Chapp, Zixi Cheng, Zhiying Shan, Qing-Hui Chen

Abstract Title: High Salt Challenge Augments Expression of Proinflammatory Cytokines and Contributes to Elevated Neuronal Activity in the Hypothalamic Paraventricular Nucleus
Authors: Fengli Zhu, Robert A. Larson, Peng Shi, Ningjun Li, Qing-Hui Chen, and Zhiying Shan


Huber EB 2016

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EB 2016


Candidate for PHFoundation Endowed Professorship in Preventive and Community Health

Please join us for a presentation by:

Dr. Kristen Knutson,
Department of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary/Critical Care
University of Chicago

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Candidate for a Portage Health Foundation
Endowed Professorship in Preventive and Community Health

TITLE:
Association Between Sleep and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk

ABSTRACT:
Obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease have all been linked to characteristics of sleep, including duration, quality and timing. The goal of this presentation will be to review the associations between sleep and risk of cardiometabolic diseases.  Furthermore, socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in cardiometabolic disease are well-known.  This presentation will also discuss whether sleep may mediate these health disparities. Understanding novel risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases could help lead to the development of innovative intervention strategies to reduce chronic disease risk and improve community health.

Monday, March 21, 2016
3:00-4:00 pm
Kanwal and Ann Rekhi Hall – Room G009

Refreshments will be served.

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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

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Dr. Carter Elected to AKA Executive Committee

From Tech Today:

Jason Carter, chair of kinesiology and integrative physiology, has been elected to the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Executive Committee.

“I’m honored that my AKA colleagues have elected me to represent them as a member of the Executive Committee,” says Carter. “AKA is a preeminent society in kinesiology, whose primary aim is to promote and enhance kinesiology as a unified field of study in the United States.”

AKA advocates for kinesiology at both national and international levels, and supports its member departments by providing resource materials and leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology.

“Jason has served on the board of directors for three years, and during that time he was a member of the Membership Committee and currently serves as chair,” says Amelia Lee, executive director of AKA. “As a direct result of his efforts, we are gaining new members on a regular basis. He believes in and supports the AKA mission, and it was because of his hard work and commitment that he was selected to serve on the Executive Committee. Jason is a great contributor, and we are sincerely grateful to have him working with us. He is outstanding in every way.”

Carter is finishing a three-year appointment on the AKA Board of Directors, and his new duties will commence January 1, 2015



Master of Science in Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is pleased to announce the addition of a Master of Science in Kinesiology.  Both a thesis option and coursework option will be offered.  Please contact Dr. Jason Carter at jcarter@mtu.edu or 906-487-2715 for more information.