Doctoral Students from Movement Sciences Shine at the 2014 Northwest ACSM Annual Conference

Wednesday, April 23 2014

Three doctoral students from the University of Idaho traveled to Wenatchee, Washington to attend the 2014 Annual Conference for the Northwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Doctoral students Amber Green, Vanessa Martinez, and Katie Taylor are Education majors concentrating in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Exercise Physiology within the Movement Sciences Department. Amber Green presented her research "Cardiac Rehabilitation Reduces Depression and improves Quality of Life in Men and Women"; Vanessa Martinez presented her research "Arterial Stiffness and Abnormal Systemic Vascular Response to Submaximal Exercise in University Women"; and Katie Taylor presented her research "Physical Activity Measurement Validity of Motion Sensor Technologies in Laboratory Settings" at the conference. Following their presentations, Amber and Vanessa both received "Outstanding Doctorate Student Research Awards"; and Katie received the "Outstanding Doctorate Student Poster Award". The graduate students are extremely thankful to all that faculty that encouraged them to present at the conference, and happy to represent the University of Idaho. Congratulations to Amber Green, Vanessa Martinez, and Katie Taylor!

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