Tianou Zhang, Kinesiology Ph.D., studies olive oil’s anti-inflammatory effect on heart health

Don’t be fooled by the bottles of olive oil sitting around in the School of Kinesiology’s Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene and Exercise Science (LPHES). The graduate students are not making salads or stir fry during late-night research sessions. Instead, Kinesiology doctoral candidate Tianou Zhang is working to discover if compounds found in olive oil have…

All in the family: Mothers and daughters join together for health and fun in physical activity study

For ten weeks last semester, Monday nights at the People’s Center Health Services in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood were filled with the spirit of learning, fun, empowerment, and love. Through a Mother-Daughter Physical Activity program led by four University and community professionals who partnered with the People’s Center, a group of thirty individuals–mothers, grandmothers, and daughters–came together to…

Prof. Yuhei Inoue and graduate student Chris Moore study effects of sport spectating on seniors’ social connections

For sports fans, a favorite part of attending a sporting event may be the game or the atmosphere. However, even the most die-hard fans may be interested to know that a new study suggests that attending sports as a spectator could lead to an improvement in mental health. Yuhei Inoue, Ph.D., assistant professor of sport management,…

Ph.D. candidates Betker and Orr win 2017 Three Minute Thesis competition

Two Kinesiology doctoral candidates became finalists in the College of Education and Development’s Research Day competition, Three Minute Thesis (3MT), which was held on March 28 in the McNamara Alumni Center Johnson Room. Morgan Betker (exercise physiology emphasis) and Madeleine Orr (sport management emphasis) competed with six doctoral students from across the college. The finalists were…

Dr. Beth Lewis awarded $900,000 grant from US Dept of Health and Human Services to continue work in exercise intervention for postpartum mothers

Beth Lewis, Ph.D., has a busy, active life. An associate professor in Kinesiology, she teaches, serves as the director of undergraduate studies for the School, and has a prolific research agenda. She is also a mom on a mission. “I made a New Year’s resolution when I was in graduate school,” she said. “Exercise five…