UCF PhD student Kylie Harmon has much to celebrate. First, Kylie was awarded a $1,500 scholarship through the NSCA Foundation. Founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications, the NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors. In addition, Kylie was awarded $5,040 through the UCF LIFE group’s Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award program. Both of these awards will help Kylie focus on research throughout her doctoral studies at UCF.
Last week, Dr. Stock was named an Alternate Member of the UCF Institutional Review Board. In his new role, Dr. Stock will be evaluating research proposals, as well as presenting them to the Board. The IRB Membership includes experts in science, medicine, and participant advocates, including representatives from the community, in order to provide the diverse perspectives needed to conduct a thorough review of research. Additional information about the Board may be found here: http://www.research.ucf.edu/Compliance/IRB/About/board_members.html
Last week, Dr. Stock, Alina Swafford, and Rob MacLennan attended the NSCA national conference in Indianapolis. While at the conference, Dr. Stock was awarded NSCA Fellow and both Alina and Rob presented research from the lab. Alina was awarded top M.S. student podium presentation!
Last week, Dr. Stock attended the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) annual conference in Dublin, Ireland. While there, he gave a podium presentation for the paper titled "Additional Insight into Biarticular Muscle Function: The Influence of Hip Flexor Fatigue on Rectus Femoris Activity at the Knee." Additional information about ISEK can be found here: https://isek.org/
Along with lab alumni Jacob Mota, Jennah Hernandez, and Jesse Ortegon, Jr., Dr. Stock published a new manuscript in the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. The manuscript's first author was University of Oklahoma Ph.D. student Joshua C. Carr. The study examined the influence of hip flexor fatigue on the activity of the rectus femoris activity as a knee extensor, with the main finding illustrating a compensatory mechanism to preserve muscle strength at a joint. A link to the article's abstract on PubMed can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29940493
Students, members from the lab, and collaborators have worked together to publish a new study in Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. The title of the manuscript is "Echo Intensity Versus Muscle Function Correlations in Older Adults are Influenced by Subcutaneous Fat Thickness." The manuscript can be found at the link below.
Dr. Stock was recently named Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation. Information about NSCA Fellowship can be found at the link below. In addition, a story was written about Dr. Stock's Fellowship on UCFToday.
On Thursday, March 1, Dr. Stock presented ultrasound data from the laboratory at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research. The conference was held in Miami, Florida. Additional information about this conference can be found here: https://frailty-sarcopenia.com/
On Saturday, February 3rd, UCF DPT students Adam Hamilton and Brent Johnson presented their Capstone research project at the 14th Annual Cutting Edge Concepts in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine conference. The event was held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. Adam and Brent presented to over 500 attendees and did a great job!
Along with collaborators from Utah State University and Furman University, Dr. Stock published an article in this month's edition of the International Journal of Sports Medicine. The title of this study was "Effects of Age, Joint Angle, and Test Modality on Strength Production and Functional Outcomes." The abstract can be found here.