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Disability leaders condemn NJ's handling of COVID, worry about 2nd wave
While the report "takes a broad look at the state’s systems and functions and how they impact people with disabilities, their families, and service provider networks," some things need to be fixed “immediately” as COVID-19 sweeps back into the spotlight with cases rising again, said Javier Robles, a Rutgers University professor and organizer of the New Jersey Disabilities COVID-19 Action Committee, which prepared the report.
Click here for the video interview with Javier Robles and the complete northjersey.com article.
Kinesiology and Health student wins MARC-ACSM Award!
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (MARC-ACSM) held its 43rd annual meeting on Friday, November 6, 2020. Nathan Stewart, a 2nd year Master’s Student in the Kinesiology and Applied Physiology Graduate program within the Department of Kinesiology and Health, was awarded 1st place in the Master’s Student Competition. His work was entitled: Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping Relates to Insulin Sensitivity but not Vascular Function in Metabolic Syndrome. The co-authors were Dr. Emily Heiston, Ms. Stephanie Miller and Dr. Steven Malin. Read More
The Best Pillows for Neck Pain in 2020, According to Glowing Online Reviews
“At night when you lay down to sleep, you want your head to be properly supported so that your neck muscles can relax,” says Nicole Nagle, DPT, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University. With the wrong pillow, “your neck muscles are working overtime at night and this is not going to help your neck pain,” she says. Read More
NJ COVID-19 Disability Action Committee Released Report on People with Disabilities and the Pandemic
Javier Robles, DAC Chairperson along with a group of leaders and advocates representing the broad range of people who have disabilities in New Jersey released a report about how COVID-19 has impacted the disability community. The report describes how the State’s preparation for and response to the COVID-19 pandemic failed to meet the critical needs of people with disabilities and their families. It also acknowledges the rights of the community as guaranteed by various State and Federal laws. Click here for the press release. Click here for the full report. Click here to read the northjersey.com article and view the video interview with Javier Robles.
Who Could Benefit From Exercise and Behavioral Treatment?
"Our study needs to be replicated, but the precision medicine approach of predicting who may or may not benefit from exercise as an antidepressant is provocative," said senior author Brandon L. Alderman, an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health.
Read full articles: Rutgers Today and EurekAlert!
Coronavirus: No gym? No kids' sports? There are still ways to stay active at home
Dave Feigley, founder and director of the Rutgers Youth Sports Research Council. “We’re trying to see how quickly we can put something up online — absolutely not because we want to encourage their kids to get back out in the fields; we’re going to wait until the officials tell us that that’s acceptable — but so that the coaches can get certified at home,” Feigley said. “So that when [sports] do start up again, they’ll have their civil immunity protection [from taking the course] and there won’t be a shortage of coaches.” Click here for the full northjersey.com article
Susan Kaplowitz receives The Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Presidential Award for excellence in teaching is awarded annually to non-tenure-track, full-time faculty members in the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences who have demonstrated outstanding teaching skills in classroom instruction, clinical instruction, curriculum development, or mentoring. Academic Affairs presents the 2019-2020 Faculty Year-End Awards
What is Sport and Exercise Science?
Athletes today can run faster, jump higher and hit harder than ever before. Thanks, in part, to sport and exercise scientists who are using their understanding of physiology to optimize athletes training, performance and recovery. Click here to see The Physiological Society YouTube video