SWEAT’s Holiday Campaign, “Maintain—Don’t Gain,” will begin Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 2. Give yourself the gift of good health this year—receive a starter kit and weekly inspirational emails and challenges when you sign up by contacting Shannon Brodeur, SWEAT coordinator, at email@example.com.
PI Trejin Yoon (KIP), “Sex Effects on Stress-Induced Brain Activity During a Motor Task,” Marquette University
PI Lanrong Bi (Chem/BRC) and Co-PI Qinghui Chen (KIP/BRC), “Target Mitochondrial Fusion Process: Engineering of a Nanoparticals-Based Mitochondrial Drug Delivery Platform,” US Department of Health and Human Services-NIH
PI Zhiying Shan and Co-PI Qinghui Chen (KIP/BRC), “Brain Prorenin Receptor and Sympathetic Activation in Salt Sensitive Hypertension,” US Department of Health and Human Services-NIH
PI Zhiying Shan (KIP), “Dysregulation of Neuropeptide Networks in Nicotine Addiction,” University of Florida
Steven Elmer, PhD
Steven Elmer joins the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology as an assistant professor. Elmer comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Maine.
Elmer received a PhD and an MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah.
Prior to coming to Michigan Tech, he worked with the United States Olympic Committee. Elmer has been published in SportScience, the Journal of Biomechanics, Clinical Biomechanics and more.
PI Qing-Hui Chen and Co-PI Zhiying Shan (KIP), “Neural Mechanisms of Sympathetic Activation in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension,” American Heart Association
Michigan Tech and Central Michigan University (CMU) will celebrate an “Exercise in Partnership” at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at the Advanced Technology Development Complex. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the collaborative opening of the Michigan Tech location for Central Michigan’s physical therapy doctoral program.
The innovative partnership will enable students attending the program at Michigan Tech to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from CMU, one of the strongest programs in the country, said Bruce Seely, dean of the College of Sciences and Arts. “Physical therapy represents one of the fastest-growing areas of medical practice, and the opportunity to educate and prepare professionals for this field here in the Upper Peninsula is an exciting step for both universities and for the hospitals in the UP,” Seely said.
The campus community is invited to the ceremony, which will be shared with CMU on YouTube. Speakers will include President Glenn Mroz; CMU Provost Michael Gealt; Seely; and Chris Ingersoll, dean of CMU’s Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Twelve students from CMU who are enrolled in the program are also scheduled to attend, along with other visitors from Central Michigan, state officials and other supporters of the program.
Renovation of the classroom, laboratory training space and student facilities was undertaken with support from community partners. These include a matching gift of $125,000 from the Upper Peninsula Health Care Network and $25,000 each from four UP hospitals–War Memorial, Portage Health, Aspirus Keweenaw, and Dickinson County Healthcare System. Other supporters include Charles ’36 and Pat Nelson, Edwin Davis ’29, Suzanne Jurva ’82, Joe Ehlinger ’82, Michael Jurva, and Cisco.
After the ribbon-cutting, guests are invited to tour the facility and enjoy refreshments.
Within the week, 12 Central Michigan University physical therapy doctoral students will make the 425-mile trek from Mt. Pleasant to Michigan Technological University’s campus in Houghton. They’ll help to fill a critical need for additional physical therapists in the Upper Peninsula.
“Students who are in Houghton will be able to receive instruction concurrently with classmates in their cohort in Mt. Pleasant,” Loubert said. “The labs are connected together with the same technology, which will allow all 60 students to take classes simultaneously on both campuses.”
Faculty earned a hard won victory over the students at the annual Faculty vs. Student Floor Hockey game.
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
Congratulations to Robert Larson! He won the Central Nervous System Van Harreveld Memorial Award at EB 2014.