Central Michigan University physical therapy students head north to Michigan Technological University campus

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.”

Read more at the Morning Sun News, by CMU Media Relations.

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

In Print

Professor Jason Carter, department chair, published an article titled, “Fish Oil and neurovascular Reactivity to Mental Stress in Humans,” in the May issue of the American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology. The journal is published by the American Physiological Society. It is available online.

Graduate Student Government Research Colloquium

Outstanding Scholarship Award recipient Huan Yang (4th from left)
Robert A. Larson, Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Huan Yang, Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

The main events of this symposium were a Poster Presentation Session and a Research Colloquium sponsored by the Graduate Student Government
Event photos and videos provided by Michigan Tech College of Engineering: Promoting interdisciplinary research