CHS Research Symposium 2016

Students at CHS Spring Research Symposium, 2016
Photo credit: Chris Cho, May 6, 2016

On Friday, May 6, 2016, students of CATR Scientists presented their research at the CHS Spring Research Symposium. The work of CATR Scientists and their students were represented on thirteen posters by undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Health Sciences, the College of Letters and Science, the College of Nursing, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and the School of Education.

College of Health Sciences:
Force fluctuations and motor unit activity during a handgrip task in individuals with chronic stroke and multiple sclerosis
Mukta Joshi

Differences in spatial EMG distribution, EMG amplitude, and force steadiness between young and older adults
Jeff Peterson

Energy Cost of Slow and Normal Gait Speed in Adults With and Without Lower-body Impairments
Taylor Wenos Rowley

Age Alters Muscle Activation but Not Energy Expenditure During Sedentary Behavior Alternatives
Nick Lerma

Lower extremity muscle activity during descent from varying step heights
Emily Gerstle

College of Letters and Science:
Apolipoprotein E Polymorphisms Associated with Reduced Subcortical Volume and Cortical Thickness in Healthy Middle-Aged Adults
Hannah Scherkenbach

KIBRA Polymorphism Associated with Hippocampal Dependent Tasks in Middle-Aged, Healthy Adults
Laura Korthauer

Associations between genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease and behavioral and biochemical brain integrity in healthy, middle aged adults
Marijam Frahmand

Delay and trace conditioning in middle and older age
Christine Kaiver

Dissociations between memory performance in “at risk” individuals
Jenna Blujus

College of Nursing:
Engaging and Empowering Ethnic Elders as Partners in the Pursuit of Promise: Dia de los Muertos B’CAUSSSE
Many students from the lab of Dr. Sandra Millon-Underwood

Helen Bader School of Social Welfare:
Engagement as a means for research participant retention
Holly Neuman

School of Education:
Psychometric Properties of the Community Characteristics Scale for Older Adults
Hotaka Maeda

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