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Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Katelyn Uithoven, Ph.D. candidate, receives 2017-18 Kinesiology Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Katelyn Uithoven, Kinesiology Ph.D. candidate, who has received the 2017-18 Kinesiology Doctoral Dissertation Award. Ms. Uithoven is studying for her doctorate in the emphasis area of exercise physiology and is advised by Eric Snyder, Ph.D. She is a member of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Her thesis is titled, “Clinical Consequences and Lung Fluid Balance based on β-Adrenergic Interactions in Heart Failure.”

The award will provide a 50% research assistantship for the next academic year.

The Doctoral Dissertation Award allows accomplished Kinesiology  doctoral candidates the opportunity to devote efforts to an outstanding research project under the mentorship of the student’s primary faculty adviser.

 

 

Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab members to present at ACSM Annual Meeting

ACSM_2Six members of the School of Kinesiology will be representing the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Graduate assistant Eli Kelley and lecturer Chris Lundstrom, Ph.D., will both be giving talks, with Eli presenting on how genetic variation of the beta-2 adrenergic receptor can influence muscular strength in healthy subjects and Dr. Lundstrom presenting on the effects of marathon training on substrate utilization in runners.

Graduate student researchers Erin McGuirk, Hanan Zavala, Emma Lee, and Kate Uithoven will all be presenting research findings at various poster sessions. Erin will be presenting data exploring the effect of gender on substrate utilization and how differences in substrate utilization influence pacing strategies in marathon runners, and Hanan will be presenting findings that demonstrate that non-invasive estimates of pulmonary vascular function are not accurate in patients with cystic fibrosis during exercise. In addition, Emma will be discussing recent findings that demonstrate variables involved in sustained muscular efficiency in patients with cystic fibrosis, and Kate will be presenting data that compares stimulation of the lungs with a drug compared to exercise and the resulting lung fluid changes.

The students are mentored by CEPL director and assistant professor Eric Snyder, Ph.D.

Kin Ph.D. Alex Kasak publishes in European Journal of Applied Physiology

Alex KasakAlex Kasak, Kinesiology Ph.D. advised by Eric Snyder, Ph.D., director of the School of Kinesiology’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory (CEPL), is co-author of an article recently published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology titled Pulmonary capillary reserve and exercise capacity at high altitude in healthy humans.

The article reflects Kasak’s primary area of interest, pulmonary adaptations at high altitude. The main findings of the study suggest that well-acclimatized individuals do not recruit additional pulmonary capillaries in response to exercise at high altitudes. However, in a small number of individuals, additional recruitment of pulmonary capillaries may be possible and could contribute to maintenance of aerobic capacity at high altitude.

Kinesiology undergrad awarded UROP to do research in CEPL

Michael VogelMichael Vogel, a senior in the School of Kinesiology, has received a U of M Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award to work with assistant professor and faculty mentor Eric Snyder, Ph.D., in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory (CEPL). Vogel has been involved with research in CEPL since March 2015, looking at the role of inflammatory cytokines in cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease in which mucous build-up in the lungs eventually causes respiratory failure. Vogel’s research aims to characterize the inflammatory profiles of stable and non-stable patients.

“Mike has been working on a volunteer basis in our laboratory for over a year and has a keen interest in research,” Dr. Snyder notes. “This award will allow Mike to chase down an interesting area that is important for patients with CF, and our laboratory is excited to work with him on this.”

Students, faculty, & alumni represent at ACSM conference

10336684_10153332867891264_5805345408675514168_nSchool of Kinesiology students and faculty have a prominent presence at this year’s American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Conference in San Diego, California. School alumni are also co-presenters in several of the poster presentations.

Symposiums

  • Mitochondrial Remodeling Resulting from Muscle Contraction and Disuse: Role of PGC-1 and Sirt3 – Dr. Li Li Ji

Thematic Poster Presentations

  • Competitive Marathon Runners Exhibit Greater Running Economy than Recreation RunnersDr. Stacy Ingraham, Dr. Christopher Lundstrom & graduate assistant Morgan Betker
  • Preschool Pilot (PSP) Study: Targeting Teachers and Engaging Parents to Improve Weight-Related Outcomes for African-American Preschoolers Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson

Poster Presentations

  • The Mitochondrial E3 Ubiquitin Protein Ligase 1 (Mul1) is Down-Regulated by PGC-1a Over-Expression in Disuse Induced Atrophied Muscle – Dr. Li Li Ji, Post-doctoral associate Chounghun Kang and graduate students Dongwook Yeo and Tiano Zhang
  • The Short-term Effect of Sit-Stand Workstations on Blood Glucose in Obese Women with Impaired Fasting Glucose Dr. Beth Lewis
  • Association Between Urban Children’s Psychosocial Beliefs and their Outside School Physical Activity Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistants Zachary Pope and Jung Eun Lee
  • Foam Rolling Decreases Muscle Soreness but has no Effect on Running Performance  – Dr. Eric Snyder, Dr. Erik Van Iterson and graduate assistants Emma Lee and Alexander Kasak
  • Effect of Two Physical Activity Interventions on Preschool Children’s Cognitive Functions and Perceived Competence – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistants Zachary Pope and Jung Eun Lee
  • Youth Sport Specialization and Injury Status in Intercollegiate Sports – Dr. Stacy Ingraham and graduate assistants Zachary Rourk and Matthew Carlson
  • Associations Between Children’s Health-related Fitness and Physical Activity in Exergaming – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistant Zachary Pope
  • Comparison of Children’s Recess and After-school Physical Activity: Effects of School Days and Weight Status – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistant Zachary Pope
  • Effects of Plyometric Training on Lower-Body Muscle Function in Novice Marathon Runners – Dr. Chris Lundstrom and graduate assistant Morgan Betker
  • The Acute Effect of Exergaming on Elementary School Children’s Mood Changes – Dr. Zan Gao and graduate assistant Jung Eun Lee
  • The Effects of Glucose-Fructose Versus Glucose-Only on Stride Characteristics during Prolonged Running – Dr. Stacy Ingraham
  • Alveolar to Arterial Gas Exchange during Constant-Load Exercise in Healthy Active Men and Women – Dr. Eric Snyder
  • Effect of Spark on Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Endurance, and Motivation in Middle-School Students – Dr. Zan Gao
  • Intervening in Adolescents’ Knowledge and Motivation about Energy Balance – Dr. Zan Gao
  • Plyometrics & Sprint Training Versus Core Training on Power Outcomes in Novice Marathoners  – Graduate assistant Morgan Betker

College Spring Assembly honors four from Kinesiology

The College of Education and Human Development’s Annual Spring Assembly was held on April 21 with four from the School of Kinesiology receiving awards. Physical Activity Program director Brandi Hoffman, senior lecturer and Tucker Center associate director Nicole LaVoi, Ph.D., doctoral candidate Joshua Lupinek, and assistant professor Eric Snyder,Ph.D., were honored for their accomplishments in 2014-15.

Hoffman received the Outstanding Achievement P&A Award, which recognize academic/professional personnel and administrative personnel for outstanding achievement in furthering the mission and goals of their units and/or CEHD.

LaVoi was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award— recognizes outstanding contributions by a college faculty member who enhances learning through classroom and/or field-based teaching, student advising and academic innovations.

Lupinek received the Outstanding Student Leadership Graduate Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize undergraduate and graduate students for exceptional leadership and/or service contributions to the CEHD, the University community, and the surrounding community.

Snyder was honored for Excellence in Academic Advising. This award recognizes exceptional academic advising of undergraduate or graduate students.

Van Iterson awarded Best in Abstracts Scholarship from American Thoracic Society

Erik_VanIterson_headshotErik Van Iterson, a doctoral candidate under the mentorship of assistant professor Eric Snyder, Ph.D., has received the prestigious Best in Abstracts Scholarship award from the American Thoracic Society.

He will attend and present three oral presentations based on work conducted in Dr. Snyder’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Denver, CO, this spring.

Two M.S. students to present at Experimental Biology

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Eric Snyder, Ph.D.

Alex Kasak and Alexander Bisch, both M.S. students advised by assistant professor Eric Snyder, Ph.D., will present posters at Experimental Biology in Boston this March.

Bisch’s poster is titled, “Influence of Circulating Catecholamines on Cardiovascular Function at Rest and During Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis,” while Kasak’s poster is, “Gas Exchange Estimate of Pulmonary Capacitance is Similar in Cystic Fibrosis Patients and Healthy Humans When Matched for Stroke Volume.”

Co-authors on both projects are Snyder, Sarah Baker and Courtney M. Wheatley, both postdoctoral fellows at the Mayo Clinic.

Van Iterson to present at American Thoracic Society International Conference

Erik_VanIterson_headshotErik Van Iterson, a doctoral candidate in the School of Kinesiology,  has been accepted to give two talks at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Denver, CO., this spring. The co-investigators on these talks include Dr. Sarah Baker and Dr. Courtney Wheatley of the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Wayne Morgan from the University of Arizona.

The title of these two talks are:

  • “Genetic Variation in ΔF508 CFTR Influences Cardiac Power and Stroke Work in Cystic Fibrosis Patients”
  • “The Capacity for Gas Transfer Within Lungs Does Not Influence the Relationship Between Oxygen Uptake and Cardiac Hemodynamics During Exercise in Cystic Fibrosis Patients”

Van Iterson is advised by under the assistant professor Eric Snyder, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

Van Iterson to present three abstracts at AHA conference

VanItersonE-pref-thumb-150x225-153370As part of a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Erik Van Iterson, a doctoral candidate in the School of Kinesiology, will present three abstracts the annual American Heart Association (AHA) scientific sessions in Chicago November 15-19th. The titles of his presentations are:

  • Pulmonary Vascular Response to Metaboreflex Stimulation During Submaximal Exercise In Heart Failure.
  • Effect of Locomotor Muscle Afferent Feedback Inhibition on Circulatory Power During Submaximal Exercise In Heart Failure.
  • Influence of Locomotor Muscle Afferent Feedback Inhibition on Pulmonary Vascular Conductance During Submaximal Exercise In Heart Failure.

Van Iterson is advised by under the assistant professor Eric Snyder, Ph.D., director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

Van Iterson named finalist for the ACC Young Investigator Award Competition

VanItersonE-pref-thumb-150x225-153370Erik Van Iterson, a doctoral candidate under the mentorship of assistant professor Eric Snyder, Ph.D., has been named a finalist for the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Young Investigator Award Competition. The title of his presentation is “Influence of Metaboreflex Stimulation on Cardiac Power and Stroke Work during Submaximal Constant-Load Exercise in Heart Failure.”

The competition winner and second place finisher are to be announced during the March 2015 annual ACC scientific sessions in San Diego, CA.

Baker to present at North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

CFF_Logo_RGB_Master_021412Postdoctoral associate Sarah Baker, Ph.D.,  is set to present at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference on October 9th and 10th. The title of her presentation is: “Cardiovascular effects of an inhaled B2-agonist are attenuated in cystic fibrosis patients.” Her co-authors include: Stephen R. Karpen, Courtney M. Wheatley, Wayne J. Morgan, Eric M. Snyder, director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory.

Van Iterson is awarded AHA travel grant

VanItersonE-pref-thumb-150x225-153370Erik Van Iterson, a doctoral candidate in assistant professor Eric Snyder’s Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, was awarded an American Heart Association (AHC)  travel grant. This grant is only awarded to 12 accepted presenters for the annual AHA scientific sessions that will take place this year in Chicago, IL.

Graduate students present at ACSM

ACSM_2Alex Kasek, Masters student in Dr. Eric Snyder‘s Clinical Exercise Science Laboratory, traveled to Miami, Florida on September 18th to present at the ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference. The title of his presentation is “Pulmonary Capacitance is Lower in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis at Rest and During Peak Exercise.”

Emma Lee, Masters student in Dr. Eric Snyder’s lab, will also be traveling to Miami, Florida on September 20th to present at the ACSM Integrative Physiology of Exercise Conference. The title of her presentation is “Body Composition Is a Poor Predictor of Relative Marathon Performance.”

Baker to speak at AHA Scientific Sessions

Sarah Baker, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate in the Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory (CEPL), is set to speak at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions on November 18.
Dr. Baker’s presentation is titled, “Genetic Variation of the Alpha-Subunit of the Epithelial Sodium Channel Influences the Lung Fluid Response to Hypoxia in Healthy Humans.”
Co-authors for this presentation include: Courtney Wheatley, Bryan Taylor, Manda Keller, Bruce Johnson, Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Eric Snyder, Ph.D., associate professor and director of CEPL in the School of Kinesiology.

Wheatley presents abstracts at 2013 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference

Courtney Wheatley, Ph.D., presented two abstracts at the 2013 North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. Dr. Wheatley presented an abstract entitled, “Influence of the Vibralung Device on Pulmonary Function and Sputum Expectoration in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis,” at an oral abstract session and an abstract entitled, “Moderate Intensity Exercise Can Mediated Comparable Increases in Exhaled Chloride as Albuterol in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis,” at an abstract poster session.

CM Wheatley, SE Baker, CM Daines, H Phan, M Martinez, WJ Morgan, and EM Snyder. Influence of the VibraLung Device on Pulmonary Function and Sputum Expectoration in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. North American Cystic Fibrosis 2013. Pediatric Pulmonology; 45:S36:357 abstract #416.

 CM Wheatley, MA Morgan, SE Baker, EC Wong, SR Karpen, MG Martinez, WJ Morgan, EM Snyder. Moderate Intensity Exercise can Mediate Comparable Increases in Exhaled Chloride as Albuterol in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. North American Cystic Fibrosis 2013. Pediatric Pulmonology; 45:S36:345 abstract #385. Nominated for Junior Investigators Best Abstract in Clinical Research Award (top 5 finalist)

Wheatley presents at American College of Sports Medicine

Dr. Courtney Wheatley presented an abstract entitled, “Comparison of the Effects of Varying Exercise Intensities vs. Albuterol on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis,” at the American College of Sports Medicine 2013 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Wheatley, C.M., Morgan, M.A., Baker, S.E., Wong, E.C., Martinez, M.G., Morgan, W.J., Snyder, E.M. Comparison of the Effects of Varying Exercise Intensities vs. Albuterol on Pulmonary Function in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis. American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013.

Baker and Martinez present at Experimental Biology 2013

Sarah Baker and Marina Martinez presented at Experimental Biology 2013 in Boston, MA. Dr. Baker presented an abstract entitled, “Influence of Inhaled Amiloride on Lung Fluid Regulation During Normobaric Hypoxia in Healthy Humans,” at an abstract poster session. Dr. Martinez presented an abstract entitled, “Cardiovascular Response to an Inhaled {beta}-Agonist in Patients with Heart failure, Effect of {beta}-Blockade,” at an abstract poster session.

Baker, S.E., Wheatley, C.M., Miller, A.D., Kasak, A.J., Carlson, A.R., Taylor, B.J., Hulsebus, M.L., Snyder, E.M., Johnson B.D. Influence of Inhaled Amiloride on Lung Fluid Regulation During Normobaric Hypoxia in Healthy Humans. The FASEB Journal 2013, 27:715.719.

Martinez, M.G., Baker, S.E., Taylor, B.J., Johnson, B.D., Snyder, E.M. Cardiovascular Response to an Inhaled {beta}-Agonist in Patients with Heart failure, Effect of {beta}-Blockade. The FASEB Journal 2013, 27:1126.1125.