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Q&A: What Parents Need to Know About Sports-Related Concussions

Jacob Resch, an assistant professor of kinesiology, is working with the schools of Engineering and Medicine on a cell phone application that may be able to detect concussions.

 

UVA Launches New Resource Site to Serve Autism Community

UVA’s one-of-a-kind database, Autism DRIVE, combines information on current research and evidence-based resources available across the state.

 

Amy Gravino

UVA Hosts Inaugural Autism Hope Summit

The conference, hosted by UVA’s Supporting Transformative Autism Research team, welcomed more than 400 attendees from throughout the Commonwealth and beyond for a day of learning and connection.

 

Jay Hertel

Sports Medicine Professor Wants UVA to Be at Forefront of Wearable Sensor Revolution

Jay Hertel, a kinesiology professor in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, believes data from wearable sensors can help athletes immensely from an injury prevention and recovery standpoint.

 

Jessica Livingston and Bernadette Poerio

Video: Know Yourself November

Jessica and Bernadette are back to discuss events, programming and resources coming up during "Know Yourself November."

 

UVA’s Curry School to Host ‘Virginia Autism Hope Summit’ November 16

The day-long conference will offer informational sessions, networking, and discussion for self-advocates, families and community members, and professionals with an interest in autism.

 

Professor ‘Taken Aback’ by Findings Linking PTSD Treatment With Lower Diabetes Risk

Peter Tuerk’s new paper on the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and Type 2 diabetes has the scientific community excited.

 

The Science of Athletic Training

Kinesiology faculty and alumni shared the latest research and techniques integrating technology into enhancing the performance of student athletes and in preventing or reducing injuries.

 

Back-To-School Tools for Those Who Support Students

Students and educators, from kindergartners through college seniors, are headed back to school this month, and UVA’s Curry School of Education and Human Development offers abundant resources to promote educational success.

 

Adam Painter stands with one arm around his mom, Fay, looking in her direction.

Navigating Autism, Together

By collaborating with experts, advocates and families in the Charlottesville community, autism researchers at UVA are growing the local support network while advancing cutting-edge research.

 

Q&A: Why Rural Youth Deserve Our Investment in Mental Health Supports

Too often the challenges facing rural adolescents are overlooked. The Curry School is changing that by launching a series of new initiatives to address issues related to mental and behavioral health in rural schools.

 

Q&A: How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

When it comes to kids developing healthy eating habits, parents play a “tremendously important role,” according to Sibylle Kranz.

 

Q&A: Alumna Instrumental in Promoting Physical Activity for Children With Disabilities

As president of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, Aija Klavina is leading efforts across the continent to increase access to daily physical activities for children with disabilities. She returns to Grounds this week for an international conference.

 

Tim Shriver To Kick-Off International Conference on Adapted Physical Activity at UVA

In June, the University of Virginia will host the International Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity, the first time since 1991 the conference has been hosted in the United States.

 

Hoo-rizons: Former Swimming Stars Teach, Preach Water Safety Awareness

Curry School alumni Bo and Megan Greenwood are teaching swimming and water safety in Charlottesville through a new business called SWIM S’COOL.

 

Lillie Neal and her young charge, a Special Olympian, work on swimming techniques at UVA’s North Grounds Recreational Center.

Class of 2019: Lillie Neal

Neal, who is earning a degree in kinesiology with a minor in psychology, spends nearly as much time volunteering as she does going to class. “I think that it could burn out some people. But just actually loving the people that I’ve met has really helped,” she said.

 

Curry School Graduates First Master of Science in Athletic Training Cohort

The Curry School's first class of MSAT graduates: (top left) Terius Grandison, Nathan Jones, Daniel Takata, Breanna DuFour

 

Class of 2019: Melanie Turner

Originally from Darien, CT, Melanie is graduating with a bachelor's degree in Speech Communication Disorders and a double-major in Spanish.

 

Q&A: Hoos Running the Boston Marathon

Many UVA and Charlottesville runners will be taking on the prestigious, grueling Boston Marathon on Monday, including UVA President Jim Ryan. Art Weltman, chair of the Department of Kinesiology, explains how to prepare for the challenge.

 

Video: Five Simple Tips for Better Health

Kinesiology faculty Sibylle Kranz and Steve Malin share their best advice for building better exercise and nutrition habits in 2019.

 

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