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Kinesiology 590: Kinesiology Colloquium icon-olus-circle

Fall 2022 Semester         

Thursdays, 3:05PM - 4:20PM
127 Noll Laboratory

Date SPEAKER Topic Host
September 1, 2022 Rachel Hawe, PhD
Assistant Professor Biomechanics & Motor Control 
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
"Stroke Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan" Tarkeshwar Singh
September 8, 2022 Jonathan Dingwell, PhD
Professor Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Course Introduction/Overview

Jon Dingwell
September 15, 2022

Kathleen Bachynski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Public Health
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

"The History of Youth Football and the Origins of a Public Health Crisis"

Jaime Schultz

September 22, 2022

Chas Brua, PhD
Associate Research Professors Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"TA 101: Survive and Thrive" Jon Dingwell
October 6, 2022

Nancy Williams, Melissa Bopp, Aliza Rudavsky, and Jon Dingwell

SARI Talk - "Acknowledging Female Voices in Citation Practices"  Jon Dingwell
October 13, 2022

Billie Alba, PhD
US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA

"Environmental Considerations for the Warfighter: Research at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine"

Jim Pawelczyk
October 20, 2022 Barry Franklin, PhD
Director of Preventive Cardiology & Cardiac Rehabilitation
Beaumont Health
Royal Oak, MI
"Physical Activity & Cardiorespiratory Fitness as Modulators of Health Outcomes: A Compelling Case Presented to the Medical Community & Allied Health Professionals" Melissa Bopp
October 27, 2022

Kinesiology Research Showcase

Come See What Your Own Department Does

HHD Atrium
November 3, 2022

Kota Takahashi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health and Kinesiology
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

“Locomotion Energetics of the Human Foot and Ankle: Basic Mechanisms to Clinical Translations”

Steve Piazza
November 10, 2022 Jonathan Dingwell, PhD
Professor Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
SARI Talk: "Bad Arguments & Loaded Language"  
November 17, 2022 Virginia Frederick, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Kinesiology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

"I Just Feel Like I Wouldn’t Belong”: Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity Among LGBTQ+ College Students"

Melissa Bopp
December 1, 2022 Jill McNitt-Gray, PhD
Professor of Biological Sciences & Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Nelson Memorial Lecture
"Measuring What You Value: Insights From the Field"
John Challis
December 8, 2022

Stanley Herring, PhD
Clinical Professor
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 

"Evaluation and Treatment of Youth Athletes with Persisting Symptoms after Concussion" John Miller
Noll Physiological Research Seminar Series icon-olus-circle

Fridays, 11:15AM - 12:15PM
127 Noll Laboratory





August 26, 2022

Jim Pawelczyk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physiology & Kinesiology
Penn State University
University Park, PA

“Introduction” Jim Pawelczyk

September 2, 2022

Gustavo Nader, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Ongoing Research"

Jim Pawelczyk

September 9, 2022

Larry Cheng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Standalone Stretchable Device Platform for Human Health Monitoring" Jim Pawelczyk
September 16, 2022 Kirsteen Browning, Ph.D. 
Professor, Neural & Behavioral Sciences
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA 
"How do Astrocytes Regulate Caloric Intake?" Jim Pawelczyk
September 30, 2022

Nikki Crowley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology & Biomedical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Unraveling the Role of Neuropeptides in Cortical Microcircuits" Jim Pawelczyk
October 7, 2022 Nuno Raimundo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular & Molecular Physiology
Penn State College of Medicine 
Hershey, PA 
"Role of Mitochondria-lysosome-ER Crosstalk in the Mitochondrial Stress Response" Donna Korzick
October 14, 2022 Billie Alba, Ph.D.
Research Physiologist
U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Natick, MA

"Physiological Responses to Cold Exposure: Implications for Military Performance"

Lacy Alexander
October 21, 2022 Dan Craighead, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
Integrative Physiology of Aging Lab
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
Zoom Link:
"Lifestyle & Nutraceutical Approaches for Promoting Healthy Cardiovascular Aging" Larry Kenney
October 28, 2022 Thayne Munce, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist/Manager, Environmental Influences on Health & Disease Group
Sanford Research
Sioux Falls, SD
Zoom Link:
"The First Down Project: Brain Health Research in Youth Football" Larry Kenney
November 11, 2022 Sean Newcomer, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
California State University, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Zoom Link:
"Integrating Science into Surf Apparel Design" David Proctor
November 18, 2022 Jenni Vanos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Sustainability
College of Global Futures
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ

"Coupling Climate and Health Models to Support Extreme Heat Resilience"

Larry Kenney
December 2, 2022 Lu Qin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Penn State Heart & Vascular Institute
Hershey, PA 

"Heat Treatment on Exercise Pressor Reflex in Peripheral Artery Disease" Lacy Alexander
Action Club: Interactive Seminars in Motor Control & Coordination icon-olus-circle

Fridays, 3:45PM
127 Noll Laboratory
Zoom Link:
Hosted by The Penn State Center for Movement Science & Technology

DaTe Speaker TOPIC
September 2, 2022 Rachel Hawe, PhD
Assistant Professor Biomechanics & Motor Control 
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

"Moving Beyond the Affected Arm: Examining Bilateral Movements and Visuospatial Attention in Children with Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy"

September 23 2022 Marika Demers, PhD
Assistant Professor Université de Montréal
Montréal (Québec) 

"Wearable Technology to Capture Arm and Hand Behavior of Stroke Survivors in the Home and Community Environment"

October 7, 2022 Mark Latash, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Intra-muscle Synergies: A Peek into the Spinal Cord Function"

November 18, 2022

Pratik Mutha, PhD
Jibaben Patel Chair
Associate Professor
Biological Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
Palaj, Gandhinagar

"Adaptation to Visuomotor Transformations: Savings, Interference and Interlimb Transfer"

December 2, 2022 Corinna Darian-Smith, PhD
Professor of Comparative Medicine
Stanford Medicine
"How do Sensorimotor Pathways that Mediate Hand Function Alter Following Spinal Injury?"
December 9, 2022 Michael Borich, PhD

Associate Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

"Identifying Individual-specific Neural Biomarkers of Sensorimotor Control and Learning in Aging and Post Stroke"