Graduate student Thomas Longyear will defend his master's research project. Titled "Probing the Mechanism of Skeletal Muscle Fatigue with Troponin Variants and an ATP Analog," his advisor is Dr. Ned Debold.
The undergraduate students in the Fall 2013 Public Health Capstone course invite you to attend their end of semester poster session, where they will present the results of their semester-long research projects. There will be 11 posters covering a wide range of topics.
Ms. Jing Hao will be defending her doctoral proposal entitled, “Public Health and Economic Impact of Combination Drugs Approved in the United States,” on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:30 p.m., in Arnold 321.
Her committee members are Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, Chair; Jing Qian, Member; and Enrique Seoane-Vazquez, Outside Member.
Michael Busa, M.S., a Ph.D. candidate in the Kinesiology Department, will present his dissertation proposal. Titled “Sensation, Perception and Posture: The Use of Cutaneous Information in the Control of Posture,” is is being developed with advising from Dr. Richard Van Emmerik and Dr. Brian Umberger.
Professor Lisa Chasan-Taber, Department of Public Health, will present a talk entitled “It’s Never Too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy”.
Abstract: An unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, and stress at the time of conception and during pregnancy may have profound implications for the child, who could be at increased risk for heart disease and diabetes as an adult. Professor Chasan-Taber has led a national research team studying the impact of lifestyle behaviors on high-risk pregnant women. She will present scientific findings on introducing healthful lifestyle changes that protect mothers and babies against both short-term and long-term illnesses.
The lecture is free and open to the public. A public reception will follow the lecture.