College of Human Sciences Kinesiology News

Human scientists celebrate passion for helping people
Human Sciences Week will from Oct. 2 to 6 celebrate the dedication of students, faculty, and staff to improve people’s lives.
New hire in kinesiology enhances Iowa State’s relationship with Des Moines University
Jim Lang, a new assistant professor in kinesiology, is an exercise physiologist who specializes in cardiovascular physiology.
Iowa State boxing program powers through Parkinson’s disease
Iowa State researchers are using shadowboxing to build the cognitive and physical development of those with Parkinson’s disease.
Brain research aims to reduce effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
Human scientists provide expertise in Iowa State’s brain initiative aimed at reducing effects of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Iowa State University exercise study recognized for impact to worldwide health
Research released from Iowa State details running’s positive effects on longevity — and received an international Atlas Award.
Researchers tackle obesity from multiple perspectives
College of Human Sciences researchers in several departments seek to better understand, prevent, and treat obesity.
Festival highlights benefits of music for people with Parkinson’s disease
Elizabeth Stegemöller leads singing classes for people with Parkinson's. A festival will feature music and celebrate their strength.
Interdisciplinary team enhances protective clothing design
Interdisciplinary research in the College of Human Sciences is improving the safety of those who wear protective clothing.
Summer internships provide springboard to careers
At least 345 College of Human Sciences students secured internships this summer in Iowa and across the globe.
Renovated labs provide researchers with critical space for advancements
Building renovations provide College of Human Sciences researchers with the space and equipment crucial to their research.

Kinesiology Department News

Kinesiology Department News

Iowa State Daily features interdepartmental research initiative to improve chemical protective gear:

Guowen Song, the Noma Scott Lloyd Chair Professor in Textiles and Clothing; Warren Franke, a professor in kinesiology; and Xinwei Wang, a professor in mechanical engineering, were featured in the Iowa State Daily for their collaborative efforts to create Chemical Protective Clothing that is more comfortable and thermal resistant than existing clothing. The team hopes their research will improve the workplace safety of people like firefighters and soldiers. More».

Keesha Gaines advocates undecided program in student profile:

Keesha Gaines wants to work as an occupational therapist in the future. Right now, she spends time binge watching television, working, or playing basketball. More».

Iowa State Daily highlights DC Lee and Angelique Brellenthin's Elsevier Atlas Award:

DC Lee, an associate professor in kinesiology; Angelique Brellenthin, a postdoctoral associate in kinesiology; and their research team recently received the Elsevier Atlas Award, a monthly international research award that recognizes journal articles that have high potential to make an impact on human lives. The Iowa State Daily reports that this study, published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Disease, identifies the estimated additional life expectancy among runners and other active individuals. More».

Kenneth Echevarria says he values scholars program in student profile:

Ken Echevarria loves learning about diet and exercise science. When he isn't studying, he enjoys spending time at State Gym, making music, or hanging out around central campus. More».

Stegemöller's Parkinson's studies, music festival featured in Health Day, U.S. News, Courier:
Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor in kinesiology, studies the positive effects that singing can have on swallowing and respiratory control — two functions complicated by Parkinson's disease. Health Day, U.S. News & World Report and the science and technology website Gears of Biz (which republished the Health Day report), and the Waterloo (Iowa) Courier highlighted the research in light of a recent Parkinson's Music Festival held in Ames. More».

Ames Tribune highlights Stegemöller's Parkinson's disease research, upcoming music festival:
Elizabeth Stegemöller, an assistant professor in kinesiology, studies singing's effects on swallowing and respiratory control among people with Parkinson's disease. In the Tribune article, Stegemöller discusses how she started researching the topic. A free concert, held at First Baptist Church of Ames August 12 at 6:30 p.m., will showcase the work of Stegemöller's singing groups. More».

Kathryn Southard promotes a healthy college lifestyle in student profile:
Kathryn Southard's goal is to become a professor within a kinesiology or exercise science department at a mid-sized university. In her free time between research you can find her gardening, walking her dog, or baking. More».

Jenna King changes Ames from her home town to her college town in student profile:

Jenna wants to work as a clinical exercise physiologist with doctors who prescribe exercise as medicine. When she isn't studying, she enjoys rollerblading, drinking black coffee, and working at Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company.

Joey Lee pursues his Ph.D. as a first generation student in student profile:

Joey wants to teach as a professor at a small or mid-level university or at a community college. When he isn't studying, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, and spending time with his one-year-old son.More».

Spring 2017 College of Human Sciences dean's list announced:

The list honors students who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the spring semester of 2017. More».

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