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Differences in Sex and Running Ability Influence Declines in Marathon Performance, Study Finds

A person’s sex and running ability play a role in the decline of their performance in marathons as they get older, according to a Georgia State University study.

“We found that marathon performance decline begins at about 35 years old,” said Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, lead author of the study and associate professor in the Department… more »

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Lewis School Seminar Series February 2017

Posted On February 20, 2017
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Join us for the latest in the Lewis School Seminar Series

Mindfulness and Mobile Technology for Health Promotion in Underserved Populations 

presented by Claire Spears, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Promotion & Behavior, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Interventions that encourage mindfulness (non-judgmental attention to present-moment experiences) show promise for… more »

PT Professor to Lead Specialty Analytics Training for Faculty

Posted On January 27, 2017
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Dr. Gordon Warren, Distinguished University Professor, is heading the new Lewis School SRMA (Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis) Initiative. The initiative, designed to help jump-start clinical and tenure-track faculty in the publication and grant-writing processes, uses statistical methods to combine and summarize the results of multiple quantitative studies.

The SRMA Initiative aids faculty in identifying studies that answer… more »

New Jointly Appointed Faculty in Nutrition

Posted On January 27, 2017
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The Department of Nutrition recently appointed Dr. Jenny Yang as a joint faculty member. Dr. Yang, Regents’ Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysical Chemistry and Associate Director of Center for Diagnostics & Therapeutics at Georgia State University, joins a list of distinguished scholars and faculty with recent and long-standing joint appointments in the department.

Other faculty… more »

Arzu Ari, respiratory therapy, received a Lewis School intramural grant

Posted On November 2, 2016
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Arzu Ari, respiratory therapy, received a Lewis School intramural grant for her project “Comparison of Jet and Mesh Nebulizers Using Mouthpiece, Face Mask and High Flow Nasal Cannula in Simulated Spontaneously Breathing Children.” Because delivering aerosolized medications to young children poses a challenge, she will examine the efficiency of mesh (MN) and jet (JN) nebulizers… more »

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Noted sports nutrition faculty member retires

Posted On October 30, 2016
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Dan Benardot, Ph.D., RD, FACSM, professor of nutrition and director of the Laboratory for Elite Athlete Performance (LEAP), retires at the end of fall semester 2016. During his three decades at Georgia State University, Dr. Benardot taught countless undergraduate and graduate students. He has held numerous academic leadership positions including chair of the nutrition… more »

Bradley Farrell, PhD., Assistant Professor, Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses Funded by Subcontract – Georgia Institute of Technology / National Institutes of Health

Bradley Farrell, PhD., Assistant Professor

Title: Development of Novel Muscle Actuated Prostheses

Project Period: 06/11/2015 – 03/31/2017

Agency: Subcontract – Georgia Institute of Technology / National Institutes of Health

Award No: RF831-G1

 

There are currently more than 1.7 million persons living in the United States with an amputation (not including finger amputations), a large… more »