Category: Outreach

UP Health Science and Medicine Lecture Series

Join us on Monday, June 21st (7pm) for the UP Health Science and Medicine Lecture Series. The summer lecture will be delivered virtually by Dr. Robert Sallis, His most recent study was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine here: https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/07/bjsports-2021-104080

The UP Health Science and Medicine Lecture Series, which is supported by the Dept. of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology and the Health Research Institute at Michigan Tech, aims to help strengthen academic-clinical partnerships in rural Upper Peninsula need to improve health. This series is free and open to students, staff, faculty, clinicians, and community members.

Note that pre-registration is required to obtain the Zoom link
Meeting Registration – Zoom


Students Presenting at ACSM 2021

ACSM2021

Join our KIP students, Jamie Phillips and Isaac Wedig, this week for the presentation at the virtual Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, June 1-5th. Contributors from KIP and Biology include Phillips, J., Wedig, I.J., Laiho, A.M., Phelps, Miodonski, G.J., Huhta, E., Miller, C.N., Thivierge, G., Elmer, S.J., Exercise is Medicine on Campus at Michigan Tech: Promoting Physical Activity During the COVID-19 Pandemic. #kipmichtech#acsm#exerciseismedicine#MTU


COVID-19 Town Hall Series Continues into Summer

Join us tonight (May 27) from 7-8 p.m. for the COVID-19 Community Town Hall. The topic will be “Health and Well Being During the Pandemic and Beyond.”

Organized by the Health Research Institute at Michigan Tech, the 60-minute town hall broadcast can be heard live at 7 p.m. on radio stations 97.7 The Wolf (WOLV-FM) and 99.1 (WIKB-FM) and viewed through a Zoom webinar and Facebook Live. The town hall can also be viewed on ABC 10 Sunday (May 30) at 12 p.m.

Town hall moderators Steven Elmer and Kelly Kamm (HRI/KIP) will be joined by: 

  • Kate Beer (health officer/chief executive) — Western Upper Peninsula Health Department
  • Heather Grundy (pharmacist) — UP Health System-Portage
  • Dr. Zachariah DeYong (family/sports medicine) — Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
  • Dr. Jason Bombard (psychiatry) — Aspirus
  • Jeremy Bigalke (doctoral student, psychology) — Montana State University
  • Isaac Wedig (doctoral student, integrative physiology) — Michigan Tech

For more information and past broadcasts, visit the COVID-19 Town Hall Series website.

COVID-19 Town Hall

Virtual 5km Event – April 17th

On April 17th MTU’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) along with the UP and Moving Program in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology will host a live virtual 5km event at 10am. The event is free and open to students, staff, faculty, and community members from near and far!

Join us at 10am on Zoom for a warm-up, welcome activity, and photo! The virtual 5km will consist of two different ways to participate. Follow along with us on Zoom for a fun and exciting movement-based workout that will accumulate the total number of steps needed to cover the 5k distance. Alternatively, walk, run, or hike your own 5k outdoors or indoors.

The event is a joint celebration of GSG’s “A Night Out” and UP and Moving’s 100th live home-based workout. 

For those individuals that cannot make the live virtual event, the 5km distance can be completed anytime between April 10-24th. Registered participants can receive a free t-shirt. For more information visit the UP andMoving website and click here for the GSG registration link


Contributing to the Toolbox

To help contain the spread of COVID-19, both on campus and in the local community, Michigan Tech has recruited and trained a team of student volunteers who help the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) by conducting contact tracing in our campus community. The team is led by Dr. Kelly Kamm, an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. Dr. Kamm is also part of the MTU Flex team.

Coronavirus

https://www.mtu.edu/magazine/research/2021/stories/pandemic-toolbox/