Alexander Support Fund Benefits Communication Sciences and Disorders

Family makes gift to honor of late loved one, enhance dementia services

OXFORD, Miss. – When Doug Alexander was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2018, he was determined to do all that he could to stay healthy and help others who had similar diseases. Now, a generous gift established by his family – wife, Kristina Carlson; daughter, Elisabeth Alexander; son, Captain Alexander; and grandson, Tanner Johnson,Read the story …

Researchers Publish New Blood Flow Restriction Research Findings

Health and kinesiology doctoral students contribute to improving lives with novel technique

OXFORD, Miss. – Human physiology researchers at the University of Mississippi continue to make strides in studies of blood flow restriction that provide evidence for the technique’s therapeutic application in improving muscle strength and endurance with a reduced weight load. Blood flow restriction is a therapy that restricts blood flow by placing a pressure cuffRead the story …

Researchers, Clinicians Help Improve Lives for Stuttering Community

Faculty-student team examines self-disclosure and stuttering phenomenon

OXFORD, Miss. – Between 5 percent and 10 percent of all children stutter at some phase of their lives, according to estimates by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Faculty and student researchers in the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are investigating ways to help people of allRead the story …

University Forms COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team

Made up of experts and volunteers, UM team vital part of return for fall semester

OXFORD, Miss. – When medical experts recommended contact tracing as another tool to help curtail the spread of COVID-19, University of Mississippi leaders began creating an internal team and extensive process to notify members of the campus community who may have come into contact with a positive case. Many universities have looked outward for expertise orRead the story …

Social Work Students Engage Communities with Voter Empowerment Project

Faculty and student researchers examine barriers to voting, host registration drives

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly a dozen social work students at the University of Mississippi have gotten hands-on experience in their field this year as they applied professional principles while working to promote voter registration and boost political and civic engagement in north Mississippi communities. The students have been involved with the Voter Empowerment Project, orRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty-Student Duo Publishes Work in Textbook

Paul Loprinzi and Lindsay Crawford featured in 'Physical Exercise for Human Health'

OXFORD, Miss. – A faculty-student duo from the University of Mississippi‘s School of Applied Sciences was invited to contribute to the newest edition of “Physical Exercise for Human Health,” a textbook that educators across the country will use to teach mechanisms of exercise that improve health outcomes. Health and kinesiology doctoral student Lindsay Crawford, ofRead the story …

Graduate Student Honored for Health Analytics Work

SHAPE America recognizes Seungho Ryu for measurement and evaluation

OXFORD, Miss. – Seungho Ryu, a University of Mississippi doctoral student in health and kinesiology, has been named the 2020 Measurement and Evaluation Graduate Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, known as SHAPE America. A national organization that serves more than 200,000 health and physical education professionals, SHAPE AmericaRead the story …

Food Insecurity Expert Lands National Award

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics honors David Holben with 2020 Medallion Award

OXFORD, Miss. – David Holben, professor of nutrition and hospitality management and director of the Office of Food and Nutrition Security at the University of Mississippi, has been recognized by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as a 2020 Medallion Award recipient. This award honors academy members who have shown dedication to the standards ofRead the story …

Maximize Food Provision and Preparation Amidst the Pandemic

UM food experts, dietitians share perspectives, tips for continuing to eat healthy

OXFORD, Miss. – As the country slowly continues reopening for business during the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Mississippi food experts and registered dietitians are weighing in on the food supply chain, sharing local sourcing, gardening and home cooking as solutions for issues of food preparation and safety. To better cope with the impact of theRead the story …

Faculty Member Honored as Outstanding Dietetics Educator

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes Janie Cole for contributions to the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Janie Cole, a registered dietitian, nutritionist and director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Mississippi, has been named the state’s 2020 Outstanding Dietetics Educator. This award, given by the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in accredited dietetics educationRead the story …