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SEACSM 2020

February 13-15, 2020

Huge accomplishemts have been made at the South Eastern ACSM conference in Jacksonville, FL. Lab members Sera Denlea and Kennedy Williams participated in a mentorship program at the conference. Sera Denlea also represented the lab as a competitor in the Undergraduate Poster Competition and finished in one of the top three! Furthermore, members presented the following works of science:

  • Marc Augenreich - Poster - Metabolic and Ventilatory Responses During Exercise Following Acute Electronic Cigarette Usage
  • Sera Denlea - Poster - The Effects of Anxiety on the Unpleasantness of Experimentally-Induced Dyspnea During Exercise
  • Taylor Lovci - Poster - Locomotor-Respiraoty Coupling and Attentional Strategies in Healthy, but Untrained, Individuals
  • JayVaughn Oliver - Poster - Body Composition Using Air Displacement Plethysmography in Obese Adults: Effect of Estimated Versus Measured Thoracic Gas Volume
  • Kennedy Williams - Poster - The Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Moderate Intensity Cycling in Obese Males

Additionally Valesha Province gave a free comunication talk entitled "A Comparison of Neural Cardiovascular Control in Physically Active and Sedentary Young Women" which is research coming out of the Neural Cardiovascular Control Lab at Appalachain State University.

Grants Applied to and Recieved 

Spring 2020

Several grants have been applied to and recieved leading to the South Eastern ACSM conference including:

  • Marc Augenreich
    • Office of Student Research - Travel Grant
    • Graduate Student Government Association - Travel Grant
  • Sera Denlea
    • Office of Student Research - Travel Grant
    • SEACSM Diversity Scholar - Grant
  • Taylor Lovci
    • Office of Student Research - Travel Grant
  • Valesha Province
    • Office of Student Research - Travel Grant
    • Graduate Student Government Association - Travel Grant
  • Kennedy Williams
    • Office of Student Research - Travel Grant
    • SEACSM Diversity Scholar - Grant

AppState takes on Elon for Data Collection

February 4 & 5, 2020

Lab members Marc Augenreich and Kyle Kimball accompany Jonathon Stickford, PhD (Lab Director) and Steven Ratchford, PhD (of the Muscle Metabolism Perfusion Laboratory) head to Elon to perform field research. 

Graduation

December 13, 2019

A big congratulations goes out to lab members Erica Hartzell and Jayvaughn Oliver for graduating from the Exercise Science program, both with a Masters in Science. We appreciate all of their time and dedication to our lab and their overall contribution to knowledge amongst peers, the research community, and society. Our hope is that Erica and Jay will keep in touch with all of their achievements as well as their pursuits of future endeavors, and that the world appreciates their strengths as we have come to in the Exercise & Respiratory Physiology Lab.

  • Erica Hartzell, M.S.
  • Jayvaughn Oliver, M.S

SEACSM 

December 4, 2019

Abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine on February 13-15, 2020

  • Marc Augenreich- "Metabolic and Ventilatory Responses During Exercise Following Acute Electronic Cigarette Use"
  • Valesha Province- "A Comparison of Neural Cardiovascular Control in Physcially Active and Sedentary Young Women"
  • Kennedy Williams- "The Effects of Beetroot Juice Supplementation on Moderate Intensity Cycling in Obese Males" 
  • Taylor Lovci- "Locomotor-Respiratory Coupling and Attentional Strategies in Healthy, but Untrained, Individuals" 
  • Jayvaughn Oliver- "Body Composition Using Air Displacement Plethysmography in Obese Adults: Effect of Estimated versus Measured Thoracic Gas Volume"
  • Sera Denlea- "The Effects of Anxiety on the Unpleasantness of Experimentally-Induced Dyspnea During Exericse" 

Thesis Defense

November 12, 2019

Jayvaughn successfully defended his thesis titled Body Composition Using Air Displacement Plethysmography in Obese Adults: Effect of Estimated versus Measured Thoracic Gas Volume. 


8th Annual 3-Minute Thesis Competition 

October 29, 2019

The 3-Minute Thesis Competition is an opportuinty for current graduate students to showcase their research or scholarly projects to the general public.

  • Marc presented on the Effects of Electric Cigarette Use on Breathing 
  • Jayvaughn presented on Body Composition by Air Displacement Plethysmography 
  • Valesha presented on the Comparison of Neural Cardiovascular Control in Physically Active and Sedentary Young Women

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