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New Lecturer Christopher Schwartz

Christopher Schwartz
Christopher Schwartz

Christopher Schwartz joins the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology as a lecturer. Before coming to Michigan Tech, Schwartz was a lecturer at University of Iowa. Schwartz earned a PhD in Biological Sciences and Bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science and Biological Sciences (pre-professional) from Michigan Tech.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow at New York Medical College. He is also a member of the American Physiological Society and has been USA Triathlon Level I Certified Coach.

Read more at Tech Today.


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.


Jason Carter Publishes in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance

Aerospace Medicine and Human PerformanceJohn Durocher (Bio Sci), Jason Carter (KIP), William Cooke (University of Texas at San Antonio), Angelea Young (Bio Sci/KIP) and Morton Harwood (Bio Sci) published the paper “Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity During Combined Lower Body Negative Pressure and Cognitive Stress,” in Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance, Volume 86, Number 8, August 2015, pp. 688-692.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3357/AMHP.4239.2015

From Tech Today.


Jason Carter Interviewed on Michigan Tech – Portage Health Foundation Partnership

Jason Carter - Community Health Partnership
Jason Carter – Community Health Partnership Interview

Two powerhouses in the Keweenaw…Michigan Technological University and the Portage Health Foundation…are teaming up for a healthier community. The foundation will invest $2.5 million over five years with Michigan Tech investing about twice as much to enhance health and medical programs at the university. Money will also go toward education in the form of scholarships in health–related fields. These investments will lead to advancements in local community health.

MTU’s Associate Dean of the College of Science & Arts Jason Carter said, “We deliver education in health that is applicable to medical school, to PT school, to industry and a lot of people just don’t know what we offer here and so this is really going to bring some of that to the forefront.”

Read more and watch the video at ABC 10 News, by Rick Allen.

PHFoundation and MTU Announce Health Partnership

[Hancock, MI] The Portage Health Foundation and Michigan Technological University announced earlier this morning that the two organizations have entered into a community health partnership. The partnership combines both organizations’ missions, existing strengths and financial resources to create a collaboration focused on improving the health of the community.

Read more at the Portage Health Foundation.


4th Annual Amazing Challenge a Success

This past weekend 20 teams, with 84 participants ranging in age from 5 to 60+, participated in the fourth Annual HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge!

Teams completed a variety of challenges, which included being tied together, paddle boarding without a paddle and singing the Michigan Tech fight song with Blizzard, all while working through clues including Morse code, math problems and riddles.

Read more at Tech Today, by HuskyPAW & SWEAT/Employee Wellness.


Nitric Oxide Signaling in Cardiac Embryology and Physiology

Qingping Feng
Qingping Feng

KIP/LSTI Seminar

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology and the Life Science and Technology Institute are hosting a seminar at 10 a.m. July 2, in Fisher 129.

Qingping Feng, professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada, will present “Nitric Oxide Signaling in Cardiac Embryology and Physiology.”

For more information, visit http://qingpingfeng.org.



Fourth Annual HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge

The fourth annual HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge will be held on Saturday, August 1, at 9 a.m.

If you’re not familiar with HuskyPAW/SWEAT Amazing Challenge, it’s loosely based on the TV show “The Amazing Race.” Teams complete a series of challenges while they race toward the finish line. Challenges are a mix of physical activity and mental challenges or puzzles. Each challenge needs to be completed in order to receive a clue to move forward. While this can be a competitive race for many teams; this can also be a fun family event completed at your own pace.

Registration and more information will be available later June. Start thinking about building a team of colleagues, friends or family. Michigan Tech retirees are welcome. Teams are limited to four adults, although for those teams that are made up of families with young children, we do allow more than four members.

The winning team gets bragging rights as the Amazing Challenge winner. HuskyPAW members will receive bonus points for participating.

We need volunteers to help with the event; if interested contact sbrodeur@mtu.edu.

From Tech Today, by Shannon Brodeur, Employee Wellness.

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SURF Award for Claire Eischer

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Recipients Announced

This summer, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will fund 23 students from across the University with funds from the Vice President for Research and the Honors Institute. Some matching funds were provided by the Biotechnology Research Center and PI Adrienne Minerick. The total funding for the program this year is $92,000.

Since 2002, the SURF program has funded 270 students. In that time, SURF recipients have co-authored 60 peer reviewed publications.

Among the recipients is Exercise Science major Claire Eischer. Claire’s advisor is Tejin Yoon, and the project title is “Sex Differences in Neuromuscular Fatigue of the Knee Extensors During and After Eccentric Fatiguing Contractions.”

Read more at Tech Today.