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Where are they now?

Graduates from Willamette University’s Exercise and Health Science program.

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Exercise and Health Science major interns at UCLA

Katie's internship with UCLA's Bioengineering Department will focus on nerve regeneration and muscle atrophy prevention.

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Play it Forward

Exercise and Health Science graduate Rachel Kiser-Taylor (18’) was awarded the Play it Forward award. Congratulations Rachel!

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Not Unto Ourselves Alone with Travis Stiles ’05

Bioscientist Travis Stiles ’05 explains how three professors and a fraternity brother inspired his potentially life-saving research.

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Phi Beta Kappa Society beneficiaries

Four Exercise and Health Science seniors invited to join Phi Beta Kappa Society and Delta Chapter of Oregon.

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Exercise and Health Science Awardees

Please help us in congratulating these three, as well as other graduating seniors!

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Troy Conway '18 Receives Teppola prize for creative writing

Troy Conway ‘18 was awarded the Teppola prize for his poem entitled Babysitter Wanted.

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Colby R. Takeda ’11

In 2015, Colby Takeda became one of the nation’s youngest administrators when he opened The Plaza at Waikiki, an assisted living community in Honolulu.

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ExSci seniors present at ACSM conference

The Northwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference was held in Bend, Oregon.

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Katie Pierson ’18 to teach in Liberia next year

Katie Pierson ’18 joins Peace Corps and will be teaching exercise science to high school students in Liberia next year.

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Travis Stiles ’05 Named Johnson and Johnson trailblazing scientist

Travis Stiles ’05 president and CEO of Novoron Bioscience moves closer to reversing nerve damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

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Tynan Gable ’17 recognized for Hatfield Library Research Award

Tynan Gable ’17 was commended by the adjudication committee for the Mark O. Hatfield Library Research Award based on work from an EXSCI 248 class.

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A summer of science turns students on to research

During this Willamette program, students make breakthroughs while working side-by-side with professors.

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Ami Boucher and Salina Judd received Kinitzer award

Exercise Science majors Ami Boucher and Salina Judd were both recognized and awarded (The Kinitzer) by the department for their contributions to advancing the ideals of the department.

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Ami Boucher invited to join the Phi Beta Kappa Society & the Delta Chapter

This recognition is considered one of the highest prestigious honors of undergraduate achievements.

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National Biomechanics Day

Exercise Science undergraduates hosted several students from the Oregon School for the Deaf as they participated in National Biomechanics Day (4/6).

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Six faculty granted tenure for 2017–18 academic year

The university recognized Anna Cox, Brandi Row Lazzarini, Roy Pérez, Abigail Susik, Karen Sandrik and Kawika Pierson for their teaching, scholarship and service.

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Ami Boucher 17’ presents research at the ACSM Northwest.

Her presentation was titled “Diabetic Neuropathy on Knee Joint Position Sense.”

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Dr. Row talks biomechanics in Willamette magazine

Dr. Row, associate professor in exercise science, talks research and technology in November’s issue of Willamette magazine.

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Western University of Health Sciences hosts Exercise Science students

Sixteen Willamette students investigated the inter-workings of a modern medical school institution.

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Taylor Ostrander 16’ presents research at the University of British Columbia.

“Internal Torque Partially Accounts for Proprioceptive Acuity”

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Caroline Cahill '13 received 30 Under 30 award.

Caroline Cahill '13 was named to the University of California's 30 Under 30 list for the Global Food Initiative

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Professor Peter Harmer earns Oregon mentor award

Professor Peter Harmer’s drive to help students excel earned him a statewide award.

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Caroline Fowler (’16) received a Carson Grant

Congratulation to Caroline for her Carson Grant titled “Examining the Role of the Built Environment on Obesity: A Policy Paper”.

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Prof. Peter Harmer has received the 2015 Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation

In recognition of his contributions to mentoring in the biomedical sciences, Professor Harmer has received the 2015 Mentor Award from the Medical Research Foundation, administered by the Oregon Health and Science University.

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Hampshire Honor Society

Ryan Springer ('15) was recognized by the Hampshire Honor Society, who promote academic scholarship among NCAA football players.

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Manny Rodriguez ('15) speaks at the Health Inequities Symposium

Manny Rodriguez ('15) presented his research "Upstream vs. Downstream Determinants of Diabetes" at the Health Inequities Symposium in Corvallis, OR on April 21st.

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2015 Kenitzer Award

Lindsay Russo ('15) has received the Kenitzer Award for academic excellence and outstanding contributions to advancing the ideals of the Department of Exercise Science.

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ACSM Northwest 2015 Annual Meeting, Bend, OR

Eleven EXSCI students traveled to the American College of Sport Medicine's NW regional meeting this year to present original research and compete in the annual Student Knowledge Bowl on February 27th, and 28th.

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