College of Health Sciences

Spring 2014 Research Symposium

The College of Health Sciences Spring 2014 Research Symposium was held on May 2nd in the Wisconsin Room at UW-Milwaukee’s Student Union. Nearly 300 faculty, staff and students attended the full day of programming with a keynote speech and oral presentations, which were evaluated by an eminent panel of judges. With 40 posters representing the work of over 90 students and their faculty/staff mentors, this semester's symposium was the largest yet!

The symposium highlighted the current research of both graduate and undergraduate students. The judges ranked the student oral presentations based on the potential contribution of the research to the scientific literature, and the clarity of the purpose, research methodology, analyses, results, quality of thought and writing.

The students whose oral presentations and research were among the top three in the judges' rankings received monetary awards.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place
Caitlyn Pecinovsky
, Kinesiology
“The Role of Exercise Apparel in the Exercise Experiences of Women”

2nd Place
Thomas Almonroeder
, Kinesiology
“The Effect of a Prefabricated Foot Orthotic on Frontal Plane Joint Mechanics During Running”

3rd Place
David Cornell
, Kinesiology
“Resting Heart Rate Variability Among Professional Baseball Starting Pitchers: 5 Case Studies”

Keynote speaker, Dr. Allen Heinemann (Northwestern University Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine), also presented an informative and thought-provoking keynote address on measuring, modeling, and managing rehabilitation outcomes.

Paula M. Rhyner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-CL, ASHA Fellow, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research for the College of Health Sciences, said, “It was gratifying to observe the excitement of our students about their research and their confidence and pride as they presented their findings.”