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Jae Kun Shim
08-30-2005, 03:37 PM
David H. Clarke Fellowship

The NeuroBiomechanics Laboratory at University of Maryland is pleased to
announce the availability of the David H. Clarke Fellowship in the
Department of Kinesiology for Spring 2006. David H. Clarke Fellowship is for
2 years and is supplemented with a guaranteed assistantship for an
additional two years, providing at least 4 years of financial support. In
addition to a stipend and tuition remission for the academic year, David H.
Clarke Fellowship can provide some financial support in the summer. Each
fellow will be provided desk space and a computer. Research assistantships
are available through many of our faculty; teaching assistantships for both
kinesiology major classes and physical activity classes are also offered by
the department. The student accepted to the program will start her/his study
in the Spring semester of 2006. This is an excellent opportunity.

[ADMISSION]
Prospective students with ‘outstanding’ academic credentials, related
research experience, and interest in learning from one of our faculty
mentors are encouraged to apply by October 10, 2005. The main considerations
for admission are: (a) the course background of the student (courses taken
and/or experience in Physics, Mechanics, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Computer
Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control, etc.); (b) the
student's GRE verbal and quantitative scores, and (c) the student's interest
in the biomechanics and control of human movements. Experiences in
biomechanical and neurophysiological measurements, background in the control
theories, and computer programming in MatLab and LabView would be
advantageous. Students from the mechanical engineering, electrical
engineering, and biological sciences are encouraged to apply. International
students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English (TOEFL).

[RESEARCH]
The research program in NeuroBiomechanics Laboratory is aimed at
understanding of the hand biomechanics and finger coordination/control in
multi-digit manipulation tasks. The current research program includes 1)
the central nervous system (CNS) control of the hand digit kinetics and
kinematics during manipulation tasks, 2) Multi-digit coordination in
children with and without developmental coordination disorder (DCD), and 3)
Multi-digit coordination in elderly persons. We are collaborating with
excellent faculty members, Drs. Jane Clark, John Jeka, Bradley Hatfield, and
Jose Contreras-Vidal, in the Cognitive Motor Neuroscience Laboratory.

Candidates should contact:
Jae Kun Shim, Ph.D.
E-mail:jkshim@umd.edu (preferred)
Phone: 301) 405-2492
University of Maryland
The Department of Kinesiology
2136 HHP Bldg.
College Park, MD 20742
NeuroBiomechanics Lab Web:
http://www.hhp.umd.edu/KNES/faculty/jkshim/neurobiomechanics
Department of Kinesiology Web: http://www.hhp.umd.edu/KNES/index.html