News & Events
Seminar: Reversing Frailty: Exercise is the Panacea, LaDora V. Thompson, PhD, PT, Program in Physical Therapy, University of Minnesota; time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM, WED, School of Applied Physiology, Room 1253.
- Assistive equipment to maximize sensorimotor function (Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit), collaboratively developed by Japanese engineers and Dr. Minoru Shinohara, PhD, receives media attention.
- Applied Physiology students contribute to a charitable gymnastic event (Paws for a Cause Invitational) by demonstrating human movement science this year again. Proceeds of the event help provide service dogs for children and disabled veterans.
- Experts recommend intermediate physical activity goals, especially for older adults, featured in the British Medical Journal. Professor Emeritus, Phillip Sparling is the lead author of the paper.
- Joshua Jarrell, a 3rd-year PhD candidate in Applied Physiology, has been invited to give a key note speech by the National Science Foundation in its annual Saluting Veterans in STEM symposium on Nov 5th in Arlington, VA.
- Georgia Tech News features a study on improved memory with resistance exercise by Human Neuromuscular Physiology Lab and Memory and Aging Lab (Psych): "Lift weights, improve your memory"
- USG Regents approve dual Emory Doctor of Physical Therapy/GT Applied Physiology Ph.D. degree program.
- Georgia Tech News features a collaborative study on the development of a research device for stroke rehabilitation by Biorobotics and Human Modeling Lab (ME) and Human Neuromuscular Physiology Lab: "Making a mental match: pairing a mechanical device with stroke patients"
- Cole Simpson, working in Human Neuromuscular Physiology Lab, is awarded 3rd place in Student Paper Competition at 7th World Congress of Biomechanics in Boston. He presented his undergraduate research with Dr. Lena Ting.
- AP graduate student, Tracy Norman, has been selected as one of the top nineteen graduate student researchers from the United States to attend the 64th Annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany
- Ellenor Brown, co-advised by Dr. Jun Ueda and Dr. Minoru Shinohara, is awarded Space Grant Fellowship from Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
- At 11:50-1:00 (CST) on April 9, Dr. Mike Sawka will give a seminar on the Hydration: Physiological Consequences and Human Performance Implications at the Human Performance Laboratory in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. The seminar will be broadcasted via a webcast and available next day at this link.
- Cole Simpson, working in Human Neuromuscular Physiology Lab, is awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (April, 2014).
- Dr. Lewis Wheaton was awarded tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.
- Dr. Millard-Stafford and Dr. Mike Sawka in the School were featured speakers at the First International Congress on Hydration
in Madrid Spain Dec 3, 2013 hosted by Coca-Cola. (Dec 2013)
- NSF awards $1.2 M for an interdisciplinary project on "Understanding Neuromuscular Adaptations in Human-Robot Physical Interaction for Adaptive Robot Coworkers” that will be led by Dr. Jun Ueda (Mechanical Engineering and adjunct professor in Applied Physiology) and performed in collaboration with Dr, Minoru Shinohara (Applied Physiology) and Dr. Karen Feigh (Aerospace Engineering) as Co-PIs. (Sep 2013)
- In Case of Crisis App available from Georgia Tech Police Department’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. (Sep 2013)
- Lewis Wheaton, PhD was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia State Rehabilitation Council of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency. (July 2013)
- AP faculty Robert S. Kistenberg appeared at an exclusive story, "Aimee Copeland gets new high-tech hands", on NBC's The Today Show. (May 2013).
- Dr. Michael N. Sawka has joined the School of Applied Physiology as an Adjunct Professor. (detail)
- Theresa Sorrentino, studying in Human Neuromuscular Physiology Lab, is awarded a President’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA). (April 2013)
- AP graduate student, Josh Jarrell, was awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. (Mar 2013)
- Minoru Shinohara, PhD, is awarded a seed grant from the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging to study the effect of dehydration on brain anatomy and activity during motor task. (Mar 2013)
- Lewis Wheaton, PhD, and Minoru "Shino" Shinohara, PhD, are featured for "Biology of the Brain" on Georgia Tech Research Horizons. (August, 2012)
- Young-Hui Chang, Ph.D. on 11 alive news "The Science of Running like an Olympian". (Aug 2012).
- Young-Hui Chang, Ph.D. featured on GT press release "THE SCIENCE OF RUNNING: FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL". (Aug 2012).
- Mindy Millard-Stafford, Professor in Applied Physiology was awarded the 2012 Citation Award by the American College of Sports
Medicine at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, June 2012. This award is presented annually to individuals who have made significant and important contributions to sports medicine and/or the exercise sciences. These contributions may include, but are not limited to, research and scholarship; clinical care; and/or administrative or educational services in sports medicine or exercise science.” Dr. Millard-Stafford was Past-President of ACSM in 2010.
- Minoru Shinohara, PhD, receives a grant from US Army Research Office to study the effects of acute resistance exercise on brain activity. (June 2012)
- Minoru Shinohara, PhD, is awarded tenure. (April 2012)
- Dr. Minoru Shinohara and collaborator Dr. Audrey Duarte (Psychology) receive a 1-year grant from Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute to study the effects of exercise on memory function in elderly adults. (Mar 2012)
- Two members of the Cognitive Motor Control Lab (PI: Dr. L.A. Wheaton) received awards at the 2012 Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference. Rachel Kelly received a $1500 travel award and Nikhilesh Natraj was awarded a $5000 research fellowship.(Feb 2012)
- AP faculty, Dr. Boris Prilutsky and Dr. Lena H. Ting receive the NSF Emerging Frontiers Awards. (Oct 2011)
- Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (MSPO) program, are opening the Prosthetic and Orthotic (P&O) Community Clinic at Good Samaritan Health Center.
- Minoru Shinohara, Ph.D., Jun Ueda, Ph.D. and Yuichi Kurita, Ph.D. have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer’s sense of touch.
- Megan Toney, 2nd year Ph.D. student in Applied Physiology, was awarded the Georgia Tech Auxiliary Services IMPACT Scholarship for her service contributions to the Georgia Tech community. (April 2011)
- Dr. Boris Prilutsky and Dr. Edward Balog were each awarded tenure at the rank of Associate Professor in the School of Applied Physiology. (Mar 2011)
- Nikhilesh Natraj (PhD program; Director, Lewis Wheaton, PhD) was awarded a travel award by the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience to present at the annual Keck Center for Behavioral Biology Conference in North Carolina. (Jan 2011)
- Arick G. Auyang was awarded his Ph.D. in Applied Physiology from Georgia Tech. (Dec 2010)
- Ashley N. Johnson (Neuormuscular Physiology Lab, Director: Minoru Shinohara, PhD) is awarded the Society for Neuroscience Graduate Student Travel Award to present "Beta band corticomuscular coherence with an additional motor or non-motor task in healthy elderly adults". (Oct 2010)
- Christopher Hovorka, MS, CPO, LPO, FAAOP was awarded a grant from the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), Chris will utilize the funds to support his research involving Lower Limb Orthotic Constraint of Movement as a Strategy for Neuromuscular Learning.
- Dr. Young-Hui Chang and collaborator, Dr. Karen Liu (Interactive Computing), were awarded a 5-year, $1.6M grant from the NIH (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) to study the neuromechanics of locomotion in able-bodied and lower limb amputees. This project will also involve Mr. Robert Kistenberg (MSPO program), Dr. Richard Nichols, Dr. Boris Prilutsky, and Dr. Teresa Snow from Applied Physiology, as well as Dr. Vijaya Krishnamoorthy from Emory Univ. Rehabilitation Medicine.
- Lewis Wheaton, Ph.D. was awarded a Center for Advanced Brain Imaging Seed Grant entitled: "Pantomiming and Tool-Use; a neuroimaging study" for 2010-11.
- Minoru Shinohara, Ph.D. and Andrew J. Butler, Ph.D. are awarded a 2-year grant from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service to study “Effects of Sympathetic Nerve Activity on Cortical Excitability during a Hand Motor Task”.
- Young-Hui Chang, PhD, who has been granted a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
- Minoru Shinohara, PhD, is awarded the Short Term Innovative Research Grant from the Army Research Office to study "Noninvasive Assessment of Attention State from Correlated Oscillations in Brain and Muscle". (February 2010)
- Minoru Shinohara, PhD, published a book entitled "Advances in Neuromuscular Physiology of Motor Skills and Muscle Fatigue" for which he served as the editor and co-author.(February 2010)
One third of the chapters were authored by our faculty members or associated researchers including Edward Balog, PhD, Thomas Burkholder, PhD, Young-Hui Chang, PhD, and Boris Prilutsky, PhD.
- Aging study at the Neuormuscular Physiology Lab (Director: Minoru Shinohara, PhD) is featured in Senior News newspaper (January, 2010)
- Young-Hui Chang, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in AP received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The Award is viewed as NSF's "most prestigious award for junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar." detail
- As President of the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Mindy Millard-Stafford rang the closing bell on NASDAQ on Times Square in New York City on
May 6, 2009
- Mary Beth Brown, Doctoral Student in Applied Physiology, was awarded the Gisolfi Research Grant from the American College of Sports Medicine and was recognized in Seattle at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine May 2009. detail
- Minoru Shinohara, Ph.D., is selected as an awardee of the 2009 ACSM Visiting Scholar Award to visit the laboratory of Mathias Fink (Paris, France) for studying mechanical activity of contracting human muscle with ultrafast ultrasound technology. (April 2009)
- Arick Auyang, Ph.D. student, won the "Best Podium Presentation" award at the 2009 Southeast American Society of Biomechanics Conference (April, 2009). detail
- Mary Beth Brown (Ph.D. Student) and Andy Allison (MSPO class of 2007) were awarded the Thranhardt lecture award at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Atlanta, GA, March 2009. detail
- Lee Childers, Ph.D. Student, was awarded the Thranhardt lecture award at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, Atlanta, GA, March 2009.
- Minoru Shinohara, PhD, receives GT Health Systems Institute Research Seed Grant (September, 2008).
- The School receives a NIH training grant on Prosthetics & Orthotics (August 2008).
- The School welcomes Lewis Wheaton, PhD, Assistant Professor in Cognitive Motor Control. (August 2008)
- The School congratulates adjunct faculty member, John Michael, MEd, who served as editor for the recently released fourth edition of the AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices. (August 2008)
- The School welcomes Geza Kogler, PhD, Academic Professional in Prosthetics & Orthotics. (July 2008)
- Mindy Millard-Stafford, PhD, President of the American College of Sports Medicine, hosted a press conference.