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Lorraine Mulfinger
01-18-1997, 10:08 PM
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SECOND and FINAL POSTING for FALL 1997 ASSISTANTSHIPS
APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: February 1, 1997

OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDY
THE CENTER FOR LOCOMOTION STUDIES
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

The Center for Locomotion Studies (CELOS) at Penn State University invites
applications from students interested in graduate study in association with
the center's ongoing studies of human locomotion and posture. Applications
for Fall 1997 enrollment are now being encouraged.

CELOS is an interdisciplinary research center having affiliations with Penn
State Graduate Programs in Kinesiology, Bioengineering, and Mechanical
Engineering. Opportunities exist to pursue both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
any of these disciplines however, preferential consideration will be given
to applicants who already hold the masters degree. Students from a variety
of backgrounds will be considered. Present and recent graduate students
have had prior degrees in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering,
Exercise Science, and Physical Therapy, among others. We anticipate that
four current students will be graduating with the Ph.D. degree during this
academic year.

In addition to a number of assistantship opportunities that are available,
CELOS has a special endowment that will be used to augment the stipend of
highly qualified students who bring with them their own stipend and tuition
support (i.e., recipients of individual fellowships from governmental
sources or foundations).

Current research interests of the CELOS faculty include posture and gait in
the elderly, the neuropathic complications of diabetes, foot and lower
extremity biomechanics, exercise in microgravity, finite element modeling
of the foot, the role of somatosensory input in motor control, and stair
descent by the elderly. The Center for Locomotion Studies is affiliated
with the Penn State College of Health and Human Development and has current
research support from the NIH, NASA, CDC and various other federal and
private sponsors. The center also has a major role in two clinical
research facilities--The Diabetes Foot Clinics--which are located at the
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the University Park Campuses of the
University.

Interested students may obtain additional information on graduate programs
and specific graduate research opportunities at the Center for Locomotion
Studies by visiting our website at http://www.celos.psu.edu/ or by
contacting Dr. Lorraine Mulfinger at The Center for Locomotion Studies,
Room 10 IM Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA, 16802,
814-865-1972, lxm14@psu.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling
basis up to the cutoff date of February 1, 1997.

Penn State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and
minorities are encouraged to apply.

Lorraine M. Mulfinger, Ph.D.
Penn State University
Center for Locomotion Studies
Room 10 Intramural Building
University Park, PA 16802

Voice--814-865-1972
FAX--814-863-4755
Email--lxm14@email.psu.edu
WWW--http://www.celos.psu.edu/