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    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.

    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).

    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. (preferred)
    Phone: 301) 405-2492
    University of Maryland
    The Department of Kinesiology
    2136 HHP Bldg.
    College Park, MD 20742
    NeuroBiomechanics Lab Web:
    Department of Kinesiology Web: