August 2016 – Page 4 – School of Education & Human Development

August 2016

August 3, 2016

Concussions in Sports

Dr. Tywan Martin and Dr. Warren Whisenant from the Sport Administration Programs along with Dr. Kysha Harriell and Justin Tatman from the Athletic Training Program, have teamed up to examine Concussions in Sports in order to integrate knowledge from our two fields to increase concussion awareness and improve sport safety. The first projected surveyed the perceptions of concussions by key athletic personnel, the perceived impact of concussions on high school participation rates, […]
August 3, 2016


Guardrails is a service based research project based out of the University of Miami. We work to reduce the incidence of chronic diseases by encouraging healthy standards of behavior which act as guardrails, forcing a conscious redirection towards wellness and health optimization.
August 3, 2016

Yoga, Power, and Movement Analyses for Parkinson’s Disease

At the Max Orovitz Laboratories, Drs. Joseph Signorile and Moataz Eltoukhy and their graduate students, Meng Ni (now a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard University), Anoop Balachandran (now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Florida), and Melanie Potiaumpai and Jeonghoon Oh, have been working on interventions and evaluation tools to improve physical function and joie de vivre in persons with Parkinson’s disease.  Their initial studies, “Comparative impact of power training and high-speed […]
August 3, 2016

Miami Engagement

Dr. Scot Evans along with faculty in the Department of History – lead professor Dr. Robin Bachin Assistant Provost and Director of the Office of Civic & Community Engagement, and the School of Communication – ProfessorTsitsi Wahisi , supported by funds from the Teagle Foundation, created and taught a new undergraduate multidisciplinary course “Miami Engagement” that explores the Miami Community from the lens of public history, media and social change. The course […]