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Schedule

Friday, February 28, 2020

Time

Jordan AB

Jordan C

Jordan D

Simplot AC

8:30-10:00 am

Student Knowledge Bowl

 

 

 

10:00-10:15 am

 

 

Opening Remarks

 

10:15-11:00 am

 

 

Keynote- Scott Powers: Mechanisms of Exercise Preconditioning

 

11:15-12:00 am

 

Undergraduate Thematic Session

Jack Berryman:
50 Years of MSSE: History, Content, and Impact, 1969-2019

Doctoral Student Presentations

12:00-2:00 pm

Lunch and Games

2:00-2:45 pm

 

Graduate Student Thematic Session

Ashley Smuder: Mechanisms of Cancer Cachexia

Master’s Student Presentations

3:00-3:45 pm

 

 

Chris Minson:
Building Resilience through Environmental Stress

James Navalta:
Wearing our Hearts on our Sleeve: The Truth about Smart Devices

4:00-4:45 pm

 

 

Thad Wilson:
Hypohidrosis: Mechanisms and Consequences of Reduced Evaporative Cooling

Shuqi Zhang:
The Neuromuscular Control of Balance: from Healthy Older Adults to Patients with Neurological

Diseases

5:00-7:30 pm

Social and Poster Session

 

 


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Time

Jordan AB

Jordan C

Jordan D

7:00-8:00 am

Fun Run (Boise Greenbelt)

9:00-9:45 am

Symposium

Undergraduate Thematic Session

Trevor Bennion:
Exercise Science Entrepreneurship in the Digital Landscape

10:00-10:45 am

Symposium

Undergraduate Thematic Session

Ben Bickham:
Insulin vs. Ketones: The Battle for Brown Fat

 

11:00-11:45 am

Symposium

Traci Parry:
Mechanisms of Exercise Oncology: Shaping the Face of Cancer Care

Laura Meihofer:
The Pelvic Floor: Why it Has a Core Role in Movement and Stability

12:00-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00-1:45 pm

 

 

Jami Marseilles:
Challenged Athlete Foundation Ambassador

2:00-2:45 pm

Symposium

Hands On: Shawn Simonson

Iain Hunter:
Put one foot in front of the other and don’t fall down

3:00-3:45 pm

Case Study

Hands On: Laura Meihofer

Khalil Lee:
Bridging the Gap: Using Sports Science as a Tool in the Development of Adolescent Athletes

4:00-5:00 pm

 

 

Business Meeting, Awards and Closing

Speaker Bios and Titles


Scott Powers, Ph.D.

Topic: Mechanisms of Exercise Preconditioning

Scott K. Powers is a physiologist who specializes in investigating the effects of muscular exercise and inactivity on both cardiac and skeletal muscle. Specifically, Powers’ research has focused upon exercise mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role that these changes play in providing protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. The current focus of the Powers’ laboratory is to investigate the mechanisms responsible for respiratory muscle weakness in patients subjected to prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation. Powers’ laboratory research has been funded by extramural grants from the National Institutes of Health, Florida Biomedical Research Program, American Heart Association-Florida, and American Lung Association-Florida.

In addition to conducting research, Powers is an enthusiastic teacher, having earned three University of Florida teaching awards. Moreover, he has co-authored four textbooks that are used in college exercise physiology courses. In addition to teaching awards, Powers has received several academic honors including being elected President of the Southeastern chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (1986) and Vice-President of the American College of Sports Medicine (1997-99). Furthermore, Powers was selected as the Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Scholar in 1995 and he has earned a Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society. He has served on grant review study sections for the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association-Florida, and NASA. Powers also serves on numerous editorial boards for scholarly journals and is currently a senior editor for the Journal of Physiology. 

Scott Powers, Ph.D.

Topic: Mechanisms of Exercise Preconditioning

Scott K. Powers is a physiologist who specializes in investigating the effects of muscular exercise and inactivity on both cardiac and skeletal muscle. Specifically, Powers’ research has focused upon exercise mediated changes in cardiac and skeletal muscle antioxidant systems and the role that these changes play in providing protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury. The current focus of the Powers’ laboratory is to investigate the mechanisms responsible for respiratory muscle weakness in patients subjected to prolonged periods of mechanical ventilation. Powers’ laboratory research has been funded by extramural grants from the National Institutes of Health, Florida Biomedical Research Program, American Heart Association-Florida, and American Lung Association-Florida.

In addition to conducting research, Powers is an enthusiastic teacher, having earned three University of Florida teaching awards. Moreover, he has co-authored four textbooks that are used in college exercise physiology courses. In addition to teaching awards, Powers has received several academic honors including being elected President of the Southeastern chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (1986) and Vice-President of the American College of Sports Medicine (1997-99). Furthermore, Powers was selected as the Southeastern American College of Sports Medicine Scholar in 1995 and he has earned a Career Enhancement Award from the American Physiological Society. He has served on grant review study sections for the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association-Florida, and NASA. Powers also serves on numerous editorial boards for scholarly journals and is currently a senior editor for the Journal of Physiology.