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Myers, Joseph
11-25-2002, 06:30 AM
Sports Medicine and Nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation
Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications from
students interested in receiving a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
(Specialization in Sports Medicine). The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
(Specialization in Sports Medicine) is structured to provide coursework in
the major academic areas of sports medicine, physiology, biomechanics,
research methodology, statistics, anatomy, and pathokinesiology. Students
are provided extensive research experience in the Neuromuscular Research
Laboratory housed within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center
for Sports Medicine. The research experience in the Neuromuscular Research
Laboratory focuses on issues central to clinical research in orthopedics and
sports medicine. Research includes the use of motion analysis (video and
electromagnetic tracking) electromyography, isokinetic dynamometry, and
proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities for the purpose of defining
and restoring function in the injured athlete and physically active
individual. Weekly seminars sponsored by the Departments of Orthopaedic
Surgery and Sports Medicine provide students with access to the most current
research and clinical developments related to patient care.

Successful candidates should have:

1. Completed their masters degree in an appropriate field
of study

(biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, biomedical engineering,

2. Demonstrated experience in conducting clinical research

3. Strong oral and written communication skills

4. Strong computers skill

5. Competency in the use instrumentation for human movement

Graduate assistantships conducting research within the Neuromuscular
Research Laboratory will be provided to those who qualify and include full
tuition waiver, a stipend of approximately $10,000 (8 month appointment),
and health insurance. Additional income is available over the summer months.
Typically assistantships are one-year appointments renewable annually.

Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by contacting
Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below and by visiting the
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory website (

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Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC
Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Sports Medicine
Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition
University of Pittsburgh
4054 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
(office) 412-383-6527
(fax) 412-383-6636

Assistant Director
Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
3200 South Water Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(office) 412-432-3800
(fax) 412-432-3801

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