College of Health Sciences
Fall 2013 Research Symposium
The College of Health Sciences (CHS) Fall 2013 Research Symposium was held on December 6th in the Wisconsin Room at UW-Milwaukee’s Student Union. Nearly 300 faculty, staff and students attended the full day of programming with a keynote speech, 30 poster displays of student and faculty research projects, and five selected student oral presentations, which were evaluated by an eminent panel of judges.
The symposium highlighted the current research of both graduate and undergraduate students. The judges ranked the five student oral presentations based on the potential contribution of the research to the scientific literature, and the clarity of the purpose, research methodology, analyses, results, quality of thought and writing.
The students whose oral presentations and research were among the top three in the judges' rankings received monetary awards.
Congratulations to the winners!
Stacy Gnacinski, Kinesiology
Examining the Effect of a Recruit Training Program on the Heart Rate Recovery of Firefighter Recruits
Faculty mentor: Kyle Ebersole, Ph.D., LAT
Emily Hanson, Biomedical Sciences
IL-10 Inhibits IL-17 Production and Lyme Arthritis Following Borrelia burgdorferi Infection
Faculty mentor: Dean Nardelli, Ph.D.
Binal Motawar, Occupational Science & Technology
Effect of Aging on Intracortical Mechanisms for Grip Relaxation in the Nondominant Hand
Faculty mentor: Na Jin Seo, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Hoch (University of Toronto, the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, Cancer Care Ontario, and St. Michael's Hospital) presented a keynote address entitled, “How Health Economics Can Help You: Lessons from Incentives and Cost-effectiveness Analysis”.
Paula M. Rhyner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-CL, ASHA Fellow, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Health Sciences, said, “It was gratifying to observe the excitement of our students about their research and their confidence and pride as they presented their findings.”