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Funded PhD Studentship in Kinesiology (Cancer Rehabilitation), University of Michigan

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  • Funded PhD Studentship in Kinesiology (Cancer Rehabilitation), University of Michigan

    Doctoral Funding on Cancer Rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

    The Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Imaging Laboratory at the University of Michigan is actively seeking a new doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology to study the mechanisms of shoulder impairments in breast cancer survivors. This project will involve assessments of patients and healthy controls at the joint and soft tissue level using biomechanical measurements and imaging tools (e.g., ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging). The student would work under the supervision of Prof. David Lipps, Ph.D. Applicants should have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, biomedical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Previous biomechanics research experience, journal publications, high GRE scores, and a high GPA from previous academic work are highly desirable. The student will need to gain admittance to the University of Michigan Kinesiology doctoral program for Fall 2015, and would be provided with full funding for tuition and a stipend. If interested, please contact Prof. Lipps (

    Students would begin doctoral work in September 2015. Information about the Kinesiology Ph.D. program can be found at:, including a video describing the doctoral program. Administrative assistance with the Kinesiology doctoral student application process is available by contacting Charlene Ruloff (

    As one of the premier public universities in the world, the University of Michigan awards more than 4,000 graduate degrees per year across 130+ different fields of study. It is home to a diverse student body, faculty, and staff. UM was ranked #2 in research expenditures among all U.S. universities and has highly ranked schools of medicine, engineering, public health, dentistry, law, and business. The Kinesiology doctoral program ranked #6 in the country according to the National Academy of Kinesiology 2010 review of doctoral programs.

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