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Kinesiology’s Sertic receives the Advanced Pathways to Research Program Scholar award

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Jacquelyn Sertic, doctoral student

Jacquelyn Sertic, a first-year doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, received the Advanced Pathways to Research Program Scholar (A-PReP) award from the University’s Clinical Translational Science Institute. The A-PReP is a research training program for doctoral-level professional health sciences students and early-PhD students interested in clinical and translational research.

Awarded students receive funding to participate in a mentored research experience and attend weekly seminars providing a grounding in translational research networking and presentation skills with some of the top researchers at the University. The summer research experience culminates with a poster presentation at the CTSI Annual Poster Session and the opportunity to win a travel award to present at a conference of the student’s choosing.

Sertic plans to use this experience to conduct her proposed research project, examining the role between ankle proprioceptive dysfunction and gait and balance problems in people with Parkinson’s disease. She is a student member of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory, directed by Jürgen Konczak, PhD. Konczak also serves as Sertic’s faculty advisor.


Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory publishes on how learning at one arm transfers to the other arm in a robot-aided motor training task

Mar 24, 2021 : School of Kinesiology professor Jürgen Konczak, PhD, and members of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) published an article in Scientific Reports. Yizhao Wang, MS, from the Tianjin Huanhu Hospital in China, and recent Kinesiology MS graduate Huiying Zhu, MS, are the lead authors of the paper. Other co-authors were Naveen Elangovan, PhD from the HSCL and European collaborators Leonardo Cappello, (Pisa, Italy), Giulio Sandini, (Genova, Italy), and Lorenzo Masia (Heidelberg, Germany).


School of Kinesiology Research featured at CEHD Research Day 2021

Mar 17, 2021 : Researchers from the School of Kinesiology submitted their various work to be displayed in the 2021 CEHD Research Day poster presentation. Take a moment to listen to their presentations and view their posters! The virtual CEHD Research Day will take place Tuesday, March 23, including presentations from the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, and World’s […]


Konczak accepts editorship for Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Mar 11, 2021 : School of Kinesiology professor and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL), Jürgen Konczak, PhD, was recently invited to the Board of Interventions for Rehabilitation and will serve as associate editor.


Huang awarded the 2021-22 Hauge Fellowship

Feb 26, 2021 : Qiyin Huang, a PhD student in the School of Kinesiology, was awarded the 2021-22 Hauge Fellowship to support her research work about a robotic device to objectively measure ankle joint proprioception. The Hauge Fellowship is an award to support Doctoral, MS, and MA students in the School of Kinesiology for professional development of research related […]


Konczak and Winter publish a Chapter with Springer Verlag

Feb 26, 2021 : School of Kinesiology professor and director of the Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL), Jürgen Konczak, PhD, and fellow doctoral student, Viola Winter, published a chapter on the Neurophysiology of the Motor System with Springer Verlag.


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