October 25, 2019
At the beginning of his senior year, the last place Samad Qawi would have expected to be on an October night is basketball practice with the Badgers. Qawi, a kinesiology major in the School of Education and pre-med student from Racine, Wisconsin, joins the team this year as a walk-on after standing out at an open tryout. He credits “blood, sweat, and tears” with making his basketball dream a reality, capping a UW–Madison career where he’s already achieved much academically and as a student leader.
October 16, 2019
A story out of the University of Georgia explains new research on sport-related concussions (SRC) that's co-authored by UW-Madison’s Andrew Winterstein and Dee Warmath, a former faculty member at UW-Madison. Warmath and Winterstein's study — which was published in the journal Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach — reveals that knowing how to report a concussion may be a greater factor in prompting athletes to take action than concussion and symptom knowledge.
October 1, 2019
Alongside lead author Wendy Wood of Colorado State University, UW-Madison’s Beth Fields recently co-authored a report that was featured in the journal Disability and Rehabilitation. Fields is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. The report is titled, "Hippotherapy: a systematic mapping review of peer-reviewed research, 1980 to 2018."
September 23, 2019
Everyone has heard they should “eat healthy and exercise” for better quality of life, and cancer survivors are no different. Cadmus-Bertram and Jess Gorzelitz opened a clinical trial to study the effects of a strength training program on endometrial cancer survivorship.
August 26, 2019
UW-Madison alumni Virginia "Ginny" Conway and Michael Conway recently created two funds in support of the School of Education, one with the Department of Kinesiology's Adapted Fitness Program and the other in the Dance Department. Virginia Conway received a degree in physical education from the School of Education in 1978, while Michael Conway received his degree from UW-Madison’s Department of Engineering in 1978.
July 29, 2019
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) shared a report that notes the work of UW-Madison's Julie Stamm and the Department of Kinesiology's efforts to better engage with students in large lectures. Started in 2016, the Redesigning for Active Learning in High-Enrollment Courses (REACH) initiative at UW–Madison is aimed at increasing engagement and attendance in large lecture classes. While some teachers are choosing not to implement REACH in their classrooms, Stamm, who is an associate lecturer with the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology, has embraced it in her human anatomy course that has several hundred students in it.
July 26, 2019
UW-Madison’s Kelli Koltyn and Kevin Crombie recently participated in a symposium titled “Exercise and the Endocannabinoid System: Implications for Mental Health” at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Koltyn is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, while Crombie is a graduate student with the department.
July 23, 2019
Kelli Koltyn and Susan Andreae recently received a UW-Madison Contemporary Social Problems Initiative Award for their project titled “Enhancing Maintenance of Standing Up and Moving more in Older Adults.” Koltyn is a professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, while Andreae is an assistant professor with the department. Older adults spend most of the day in sedentary behavior increasing their risk for chronic health conditions, functional limitations, and premature mortality. Thus, there is a need for community-based interventions that reduce sedentary behavior and get older adults moving more throughout the day.
July 8, 2019
UW-Madison’s Jerry Dempsey, who is recognized as a leading authority on pulmonary physiology, received an honorary degree from Western University in his hometown of London, Ontario, Canada, on June 18. Dempsey, who earned his Ph.D. from the School of Education's Department of Kinesiology in 1966, remains actively involved with the unit.
June 27, 2019
UW-Madison’s Nick Frost and Susan Andrae participated in the Collaborative Center for Health Equity’s (CCHE) Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI), which took place June 17-21. Frost is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Andrae is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology.