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Concussion care on the front lines

October 17, 2019

A current multidisciplinary initiative led by Carolina’s Jason Mihalik is tracking neurological function in elite warfighters. In August 2008, high school athlete Matthew Gfeller sustained a fatal traumatic brain injury during his first varsity football game. One year later, Matthew’s … Continued

Exercise program helps patients manage cancer symptoms

February 11, 2019

Carolina professor Claudio Battaglini traded in a career coaching world-class athletes to train cancer patients and survivors, helping them live longer and healthier lives. Cathy Huffman was never an exercise person, and she was never a support group person, either. … Continued

Just jump in

November 8, 2018

Kou Yang, an exercise and sport science major, lets curiosity guide him in the research lab at the Gfeller Center, where he’s uncovered his desire to become an athletic trainer.

Sports marketing expert Jonathan Jensen is headed to the Olympics

February 1, 2018

The University Gazette recently published this Q&A with Jonathan Jensen, assistant professor of sport administration in the department of exercise and sport science. For the feature, “Carolina People,” Jensen talks about his research, and about his upcoming trip to the winter Olympics.

Johna Register-Mihalik focuses on prevention and treatment of concussions

January 24, 2018

Johna Register-Mihalik is an assistant professor in the department of exercise and sport science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She is also a faculty member of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and the Injury Prevention Research Center. Her research focuses on the prevention, education, consequences, and clinical management of recreation- and sport-related traumatic brain injury.

Exercise and sport science professor recommends 10 ways to work out at work

January 23, 2018

We spend a third of each day at work, many of us sitting at a desk or at a computer. This inactivity is so bad for us that some health experts have declared that “sitting is the new smoking.” If you’ve resolved to exercise more in 2018, check out these tips from Abbie Smith-Ryan, associate professor in the department of exercise and sport science in the College of Arts & Sciences, to share 10 ways to make your workout part of your workday.