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Peter Cavanagh
05-18-1997, 07:43 AM
Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship Opportunity for a Physical Therapist
The Pennsylvania State University

The Center for Locomotion Studies at The Pennsylvania State University
(CELOS) invites applications for a graduate assistantship to support
doctoral study in the field of Kinesiology beginning in the Fall of 1997.
CELOS is an interdisciplinary research center in the College of Health and
Human Development operated under the direction of Dr. Peter Cavanagh.

Applications are encouraged from individuals holding an MS degree in
Physical Therapy with an undergraduate degree in any related Science or
Engineering discipline. Strong motivation, solid previous academic
performance, good GRE's, related research experience, and the desire to
work with an interdisciplinary team in a quantitative setting are all
essential qualifications. The assistantship will pay a stipend and provide
full tuition support. Dissertation projects are expected to be developed
in conjunction with one of several ongoing CELOS studies involving the
biomechanics and motor control of posture and lower extremity movement.

Current research projects include studies of: 1) Stair descent by the
elderly (supported by the National Institute on Aging [NIA]), 2) Exercise
countermeasures for bone loss during space flight (supported by NASA), and
3) Foot structure and the role of somatosensory input in motor control
among neuropathic diabetic patients (supported by the American Diabetes
Association and NIA). Penn State also has strong clinical ties and
supports two Diabetes Foot Clinics. These facilities provide a setting for
more clinically oriented investigations.

To request an application and/or additional information on this
opportunity, contact Dr. Lorraine Mulfinger, 29 Recreation Building, Penn
State University, University Park, PA 16802; phone: 814-865-1972; email:

CELOS reserves the right to reject any or all applicants. Penn State is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.

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{ Center for Locomotion Studies }
{ Penn State University }
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