Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology

2014-2015 KIP Seminar Series

Fall 2014

September 19, 2014: 2-3pm, SDC 237
Mohammad Rastgaar, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Michigan Technological University
Steerable Ankle-foot Prosthesis for Enhanced Mobility

October 10, 2014: 2-3pm, Dow 642*
Kevin Heffernan, PhD
Department of Exercise Science
Syracuse University
Resistance Exercise, Stiff Arteries and the Brain

November 14, 2014: 2-3pm, SDC 237
Phillip Watts, PhD
School of Health and Human Performance
Northern Michigan University
What Research Says About the Physiology of Difficult Rock Climbing – The First 2000 Years

December 5, 2014: 2-3pm, SDC 237
Peter Loubert, PhD, PT
Department of Physical Therapy
Central Michigan University / Michigan Technological University
Biomechanical Investigations on Structure-Function Relationships in Human Joints

*Joint seminar with Department of Biological Sciences

Spring 2015

January 30, 2015: 2:15-3:15pm, Fisher 129
John Durocher, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University
Strength and Conditioning Strategies for Reducing Arterial Stiffness in Humans

February 20, 2015: 2:15-3:15pm, Fisher 129
Student panel (SURF, MS, DPT, and PhD students)
Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Michigan Technological University
Question/Answer Session for Undergraduate Students Considering Graduate Programs in Health and Research Opportunities

March 20, 2015: 2:15-3:15pm, Fisher 129
Amanda Nelson, PhD
Department of Biology
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Effects of Exercise Training on Neuroplasticity in Cardiorespiratory and Locomotor Centers of the Brain

April 17, 2015: 2:15-3:15pm, Fisher 129
Donal O'Leary, PhD
Department of Physiology
Wayne State University
Excessive Sympathetic Activation During Exercise in Heart Failure: Causes and Consequences

Refreshments will be provided