Category: ExPsychLab


CNN |Why dancing is good for your health

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Whitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure.

Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find relief, she turned on some music and started to dance. Continue…

EPL alumna, Neha Gothe, will be joining the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health effective August 16, 2017. Neha will be the new director of the EPL (with assistance from EM!). We are delighted to have Neha back and wish her every success in her new UIUC career.

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Congratulations, Neha!!

Congratulations, Dr. Awick!

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Congratulations to EPL graduate research assistant, Elizabeth A. Awick, on successfully defending her doctoral dissertation:

“Exercise Duration for Cognitive Health in Breast Cancer Survivors”

Click here to learn more about Elizabeth’s research interests.

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Many of the EPL alumni back together again for dinner at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine – sporting EPL t-shirts of course!

 

Ehlers Accepts New Position

Diane Ehlers, an American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellow in the EPL, recently accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

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Congratulations, Diane!

EPL Alum Takes New Position

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Curt Lox, an EPL Alumnus and currently the Dean of the School of Education, Health & Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has accepted a new position.  He will become the Dean of the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida in July.

Congratulations and the best of luck to Curt!

Congratulations to Susan Houseworth for receiving the Academic Professional Excellence Award from the College of Applied Health Sciences!

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Message from the Dean: “Providing high quality service and instruction to our undergraduate students is a point of particular pride in the College of AHS. We are proud of Susan’s commitment to excellence and are pleased to recognize her achievements in this area.  Her accomplishments are a positive reflection on all of us.”

UIUC KCH | Elizabeth Awick accepted into the NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

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Elizabeth Awick, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, has been accepted to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program. Elizabeth, a graduate research assistant working under the direction of Dr. Edward McAuley, was one of a small pool of award recipients, selected from over 130 applicants. This prestigious program provides training for individuals in the field of cancer prevention and control. Continue.

 

 

 

Former graduate student Liang Hu and six undergraduate students from Zhejiang University visited the EPL and the University of Illinois during their US visit, which also included a week at Iowa State University.

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Dr. Hu is now an Associate Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Sport Science at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China.

Chicago Tribune | Exercise linked to fewer memory problems in breast cancer survivors

Featuring EPL alumna, Siobhan Phillips!

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Breast cancer survivors who exercised more were less likely to report memory problems in a new study by researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The study looked at moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, such as brisk walking, biking and jogging, and complaints of memory problems, which are common among breast cancer survivors. The authors found that physical activity was linked to lower levels of distress and fatigue, which in turn were associated with fewer reported memory problems. Continue.