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10-09-2002, 07:47 AM
Ph.D. in Developmental Motor Control: Research Assistantships Available

Applications are invited for two research assistantships for students
interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with a concentration in the Development of
Motor Control, within the Division of Kinesiology, University of Michigan.
One position is funded by an NIH grant focused on mathematically modeling
the gait patterns of toddlers, children, and elderly persons with and
without Down syndrome. People with a background in kinesiology,
biomechanics, neuromotor control/development, developmental psychology,
cognition & perception, or biomedical engineering are invited to apply. The
other assistantship is funded by a USDE research-training grant and is for
persons with a background in pediatric PT/OT or Adapted PE. In addition to
the gait modeling projects, studies of the development of the postural
control needed to walk independently and the coordination and control of
leg movements in infants born with spina bifida are ongoing.
Opportunities exist for research collaborations with other faculty
members in Movement Science (motor behavior, biomechanics, exercise
physiology) and faculty across campus: in the Center for the Study of
Complex Systems, Center for Human Growth and Development, Biomedical
Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology. You are invited to visit the
Kinesiology faculty and research pages on our website at:
http://www.kines.umich.edu/) and related pages on the University of
Michigan website.

Successful candidates should have completed their masters degree in an
appropriate field of study, be interested in theoretical (dynamic/complex
systems) as well as practical issues related to the development of motor
control and rehabilitation, work well in a group setting, and be motivated
to develop their independent research, writing, and presentation skills.

For more information about these positions, the design of Ph.D. programs
in this area, or the ongoing research agenda, please contact:

Dr. Beverly Ulrich
Division of Kinesiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214
Email: bdulrich@umich.edu
Phone: 734-764-5210

Review of applications for these positions will begin immediately. For
details concerning the Ph.D. program application process, contact:

Carrie Stein, Asst. to the Graduate Chair
Division of Kinesiology
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214
Email: steinc@umich.edu
Phone: 734-764-1343

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