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Subject Volunteer Form

Please use the following form to let our investigators know that you would like to volunteer to participate in a current research project!

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Sleep Quality and CVD Risk Study

Primary Investigator: Dr. Ryan Garten The study seeks to identify the impact of sleep quality on peripheral vascular dysfunction (an early indicator of CVD).

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Prolonged Sitting and Vascular Function Stud

Primary Investigator: Dr. Ryan Garten This study examines the mechanisms behind prolonged sitting-induced vascular dysfunction and how age, gender, and aerobic capacity alter the magnitude of this dysfunction.    

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2017 Health and Physical Activity Lecture

April 6th 6:00PM – 7:30PM in the Academic Learning Commons (MCALC), Room 1107 (Lecture open to the public) Dr. David C. Poole, from Kansas State University, will be our distinguished presenter with a lecture titled: “Heart Failure and Exercise: Novel Insights.” For more information about this event, contact Dr. Lee Franco, and for a list of past presenters please […]

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Exciting Changes for KHS

KHS would like to congratulate two of its own, Dr. Ed Acevedo and Dr. Joann Richardson, as they transition into new leadership roles here at VCU.  Dr. Acevedo, who has been the Department Chair for KHS since 2006, was appointed to serve as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Humanities and Sciences.  This news was accompanied by […]

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ASB 2016

The 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics was held August 2-5, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina and the VCU RUN LAB was there in force.  Dr. Blaise Williams and his Ph.D. students (Bhushan Thakkar, Kathryn Harrison, and Jacqueline Morgan) presented some interesting research (titles below).  Congratulations to everyone for a job well done! DS […]

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Undergraduate Exercise Science Concentration Recognized by the NSCA

KHS is excited to announce that we have been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).  Our undergraduate concentration in Exercise Science prepares students to complete national certification exams with a focus in physical activity including the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.  This exciting degree concentration allows students […]

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VCU RUN LAB Research Featured in Runner’s World

The VCU RUN LAB has been hard at work this summer both conducting and presenting their research on … you guessed it, running!  Recently, one of their poster presentations detailing running cadence and injury rates was mentioned in Runner’s World (linked here or copy the URL below).  Congratulations to everyone for their great work! http://www.runnersworld.com/sweat-science/does-running-cadence-predict-injury

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2016 Spring & Summer Graduation

On May 14th, KHS was proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2016 Spring and Summer  graduates during our Diploma Ceremony.  We wish you all the best as you embark on your next adventure.  Below you will find some pictures from graduation as well as a link to the program with all of our graduate’s names listed. […]

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RUN LAB in the News

The VCU RUN LAB was recently featured by the University news.  Read the full story here.

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