Good Morning Pre-PT!
We’re coming down to the last month of school so let’s make the most of it by electing new board members and attending year ending events!
Please cast your votes for your 2019-2020 Pre-PT Club Board. Be sure to carefully read the description of each candidate before casting your vote.
Next week is the Graduate Workshop. Join us Thursday, April 25th 6-9pm in SWC 122A, with special guests from current DPT programs, as well as SJSU alumni who just got accepted into programs! We’ll have a panel and group discussions so you’re able to learn about the application process and the experiences as an SPT. RSVP for the event at https://forms.gle/QAC7fEEBNb43P8KS9
Lastly, next month is the Third Annual Pre-Health Olympics. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9:00am-1:00pm in SPX 107 help us defend our crown as reigning Pre-Health Champs. This highly anticipated event is a fun and exciting opportunity to compete with and get to know your fellow pre-healthcare professionals at SJSU! We will be playing a multitude of fun games including relay, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, tug-of-war, and much more! RSVP at https://forms.gle/daBUL3nMk9CrMRVbA
We are pleased to announce that Dr. JJ Hannigan and Dr. Li Jin have accepted the Biomechanics positions and will be joining us in the Fall 2019 semester. Both earned their M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Physiology-Biomechanics at the University of Oregon, Eugene.
JJ also earned a Master’s degree in Athletic Training at St. Louis University and is a certified athletic trainer. His dissertation was on Neuromuscular Control of the Hip, Pelvis, and Trunk During Running. Currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Oregon State University, Cascades, JJ is working in the Functional Orthopedic Research Center of Excellence in Bend, Oregon. His research interests include mechanisms underlying lower extremity injuries, knee osteoarthritis and, recently, maximal running shoes.
JJ’s bio here: https://osucascades.edu/people/jj-hannigan
Li’s dissertation focused on a Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of Walking and Running Across Speeds and Transitions Between Locomotion States. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Iowa, working in the Human Performance and Clinical Outcomes Laboratory. His research interests include gait analysis, footwear evaluation, and prosthetic foot research, including the use of wearable sensors.
Li’s Bio here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/li-jin-237132a4
Both have publications and papers under review in journals including the Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Human Movement Science, as well as a number of presentations at professional meetings including the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
We take time to thank Curt Sennewald for his 25 years of service to the Department.
He has been a tremendous asset since he came to the Department of Human Performance, and continues to be an invaluable member of the team as we are now the Department of Kinesiology.
Curt does a great deal behind the scenes to support our students, classes, faculty and staff.
We cannot begin to express how much he is appreciated and emphasize how much he does that many are not aware of.
Thank you so much Curt for all that you do, and bringing your smile and positive attitude to the Department every day.
We are a better department having you as part of our team.
51st Annual Spartan Service Celebration, honoring staff for their campus service (Thursday, March 7) from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Student Union Ballroom.
All employees are invited to attend the recognition program followed by a celebratory reception.