Category: Seminars-Presentations

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

MTU & CMU DPT Program Information Session

Please join our Academic Advisor, Tayler Haapappuro, on April 20th at 7pm via Zoom. Tayler will provide information about the MTU- CMU Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program held here at Michigan Tech. The physical therapy program offered through The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions at CMU is a professional graduate curriculum three years in length. Graduates of the program are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The program has received approval by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Please RSVP to Tayler at tmhaapap@mtu.edu for Zoom meeting address and password.


2021 Steven M. Horvath Professional Opportunity Award recipient

Congrats to Joshua Gonzalez on receiving the 2021 CNS Steven M. Horvath Professional Opportunity Award from #APSPhysiology. He’ll present his abstract here: http://apsebmeeting.org/eb2021/session.cfm?id=1286

Steven M. Horvath, Ph.D. was a 64-year member of the American Physiological Society, joining in 1943. Dr. Horvath obtained a B.S. in chemistry from Oberlin College, a B.A. in chemistry and physical education, as well as an M.S. in physiology from Miami University of Ohio. In 1939, Dr. Horvath commenced his Ph. D in Biological Sciences at the Harvard Fatigue Laboratory, under the tutelage of Dr. D. Bruce Dill. Dr. Horvath worked on the proposal to establish the Center for Aging Research at University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2001, Dr. Horvath became Professor Emeritus at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. Dr. Horvath took great pride in the achievements of his students, post-docs and colleagues, and during his career he authored over 550 book chapters and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

The Steven M. Horvath Professional Opportunity Award was established by his three children after his passing on March 21, 2007. This award provides funds for junior physiologists to attend and participate fully in the Experimental Biology meeting, and is granted to the top ranked underrepresented minority graduate student or postdoctoral fellow applicants of the Caroline tum Suden/Frances Hellebrandt
Professional Opportunity Awards.


Kinesiology Accelerated Master’s (BS-MS) Informational Sessions

Are you an extremely motivated student? Take a big leap forward with the Kinesiology Accelerated Master’s (BS-MS) program!

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology will hold a brief informational session about our Kinesiology Accelerated Master’s (BS-MS) program. This accelerated degree plan allows you to combine a bachelor’s degree from Michigan Tech in exercise science, sports and fitness management, biological sciences, or biomedical engineering with a coursework-based master’s degree in kinesiology (4 + 1 = 5 years total). Together, the two degrees help students strengthen their admission applications to professional graduate programs (e.g., medical school, physical therapy school) and gain a competitive edge for careers in industry (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation, strength and conditioning). Current undergraduate students (2nd, 3rd, and 4th year) who are interested are strongly encouraged to attend one of the upcoming informational sessions

Thursday February 18
3:00 – 3:30pm
Zoom ID: 998 1757 1160
Passcode: kip2021

OR

Friday February 26th
2:30 -3:00pm
Zoom ID: 998 1757 1160
Passcode: kip2021
Stay for the KIP Department Seminar at 3pm

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