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05-30-2018, 11:40 AM
Applications are being considered for a funded PhD assistantship at the University of Utah to examine
reactive postural responses after concussion with Drs. Peter Fino, Lee Dibble, and Daniel Cushman. The
assistantship is funded by the University of Utah Initiative on Sports Medicine and Science (UUISMS).
Training and mentoring will focus on biomechanics, rehabilitation, neuromuscular control, anatomy, and
sports medicine. The candidates will also have the opportunity to interact with the University of Utah
Concussion Management Team and Clinical Sports Medicine Team (including Physicians, Athletic
Trainers, Physical Therapists). Candidates may enroll in either Rehabilitation Science or Kinesiology (with
a focus on Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience) PhD programs within the College of Health.

Applicants should have a grasp of biomechanics, anatomy, and rehabilitation with strong analytical and
problem solving skills. Applicants with an engineering background and a strong interest in biomechanics
and human movement will also be considered. A Masterís degree in kinesiology, biomechanics,
engineering, sport science, physical therapy, or another closely related field is preferred, but exceptional
candidates with a BS in one of the above fields and significant research experience will be considered.

Funding Details: The PhD assistantship includes a stipend of $22,500 per year and 80% of student health
benefits for up to 3 years. Funding is renewed annually and conditional on satisfactory progress
throughout each year. Candidates are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA and maintain satisfactory conduct
with the University and any other entity they are working with on behalf of the UUISMS. All other
requirements set forth by the U of U Graduate School must also be achieved for renewal of funding.

Interested applicants should send a CV, personal statement, and unofficial transcript to:

Dr. Peter Fino, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (fino@ohsu.edu)
Dr. Lee Dibble, Professor, Department of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy