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12-16-2006, 12:17 PM
Doctoral Student Opportunities
Division of Kinesiology
The University of Michigan

The Division of Kinesiology at The University of Michigan is actively
recruiting doctoral students interested in studying motor control, motor
development, biomechanics, sports medicine, and physical education.
Fellowships and graduate student assistantships are available for highly
qualified students. Specific research interests of faculty are listed
below. More detailed information can be found at the UM Division of
Kinesiology web site (http://www.kines.umich.edu/). Potential applicants
should contact Carrie Braun (clbraun@umich.edu) for assistance with
application procedures. Questions about research topics should be directed
to the relevant faculty member.


Rosa Angulo-Barroso, Ph.D., Indiana Univ.
Motor development and motor control, motor rehabilitation in developmental

Susan Brown, Ph.D., Univ. of Western Ontario
Upper limb motor control in aging, Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy

Weiyun Chen, Ph.D., Univ. of Alabama
Physical education, pedagogy

Dan Ferris, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Locomotion, neuromechanical control, robotic exoskeletons, rehabilitation

Melissa Gross, Ph.D., UCLA
Biomechanics, emotions and movement, dance biomechanics

Scott McLean, Ph.D., Univ. of Queensland
Biomechanics, shoulder and knee injuries

Riann Palmieri-Smith, Ph.D., Univ. of Virginia
ACL injuries, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, chronic ankle instability,
arthrogenic muscle inhibition

Rachael Seidler, Ph.D., Arizona State Univ.
Motor learning, cognitive neuroscience, brain imaging with fMRI, movement

Beverly Ulrich, Ph.D., Michigan State Univ.
Motor development, dynamic systems theory, locomotion in children with
developmental disabilities

Dale Ulrich, Ph.D., Michigan State Univ.
Adapted physical activity, early intervention, motor development & Down


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