In collaboration with researchers at the University of Florida and Texas Tech University, Dr. Stock was a co-author on a newly published study in Ergonomics. The study evaluated the safety considerations of different-sized hospital chairs for older adults. Dr. Stock's role was to assist with force and surface EMG aquision and analysis. The study can be found here: Link
Last week Dr. Stock attended an Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) at the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School). Each day featured both lectures and hands-on sessions related to the use, safety, and efficacy of TMS.
In collaboration with former lab student, Jacob Mota, Dr. Stock recently published an article in Medical Engineering & Physics. The title of the article was "Shifts in the relationship between motor unit recruitment thresholds versus derecruitment thresholds." The abstract can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28918955
Dr. Stock was the co-author on a recent study published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series A. The article can be found here: https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/article/4082430/The-influence-of-age-joint-angle-and-muscle-group
Dr. Stock attended the 40th annual NSCA National Conference July 12-15th in Las Vegas, NV. While there, he was named to the NSCA Foundation's Board of Directors, gave the Gary Dudley Memorial Research Lecture, and was named the Educator of the Year.
The 5th Symposium on Motor Control in Biomechanics was held on Tuesday May 30, 2017 during the pre-conference workshops of the 64th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Stock gave an honorary lecture concerning the scientific work of his late mentor, Dr. Travis Beck. Additional information about the ISB Motor Control Working Group may be found here.
Dr. Stock presented research at the Experimental Biology annual meeting. A co-author on his abstract was Jacob Mota, a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The title of his presentation was “Vastus lateralis motor unit firing rate statistics during fatigue in younger versus older adults.”
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Adam Burton and David Phan presented research at the UCF Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence. Adam’s abstract was titled “The role of testing specificity in detecting adaptations associated with short-term resistance training.” David’s was “The influence of age and rest interval length on neuromuscular fatigue.” Both students did an excellent job!