College of Health and Human Sciences Students Finalists in Statewide CSU Student Research Competition

Two College of Health and Human Sciences students will be representing SJSU as finalists in the statewide CSU Student Research Competition at CSU Fullerton in April.  Richard Bridges, has completed his study, Tertiary Treatment of Hepatitis C as Prevention for End Stage Liver Disease: A Qualitative Study Examining the Barriers and Facilitators to Treatment of Chronic HCV Among Current and Former Intravenous Drug Users. Faculty mentor is Monica Allen, Assistant Professor Health Science and Recreation.

Kauionalani Kekuawela, Kinesiology has completed her study in Differential Cardiovascular Responses to Acute Exercise in Children. Faculty Mentor is Areum Jensen, Assistant Professor, Exercise Kinesiology. According to faculty mentor Areum Jensen, “Ms. Kekuawela presented the results on how children similarly increased heart rate and blood pressure during acute exercise compared to adults while children had lower vascular responses on the contracting muscles than adults. This may explain physiological alterations in children by identifying differential vascular function to control total peripheral resistance in children during exercise.”

To learn more information: titles of the student projects and faculty mentors can be found on the Office of Research Student Research Competition page.

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