The February 2018 HHPR Intern Spotlight is on Melissa Lounsbury. Melissa completed her Health Science Studies Health Professions major with a minor in Public Health internship at Mission Waco/Mission World. Under the direction of the President and Executive Director, Dr. Jimmy Dorrell, she learned about the 15 different mission fields available at Mission Waco. She also worked on projects including reward cards with the Jubilee Food Market and aquaponic gardens for kale and romaine lettuce production. Check out the HHPR internship blog: https://blogs.baylor.edu/hhprinternships/
Congratulations Dr. Yoo! Jay Yoo, PhD, Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences, had an article “A Study of the Relationships between Tanning Methods and the Intention to Engage in Risky Appearance Related Behaviors” which was published in the December issue of Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal that was selected as the Best Paper in Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising for 2017. The criteria for the Best Paper selection in each of the sub disciplines is: originality and importance of the topic, strength of the methodology and results, and implications for a lasting contribution to family and consumer sciences.
Congratulations Stephanie Abazie, one of our outstanding PH majors, for receiving the Dr. Robert Sparkman AED Pre-Medical Scholarship. This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding Pre-Medical seniors who have been accepted to Medical School. Stephanie will be attending UTMB in the fall.
The Robbins College would like to welcome the first students of Baylor's new Doctor of Physical Therapy program to campus for orientation!
The new DPT program has been in the works for several years and is part of Baylor’s strategic plan, Pro Futuris, calling for greater emphasis on health-related professional programs. The program will blend intensive, faculty-directed online and onsite learning activities and collaborative clinical experiences that will be available in a nationwide network of clinical education sites, with laboratory sessions in Dallas and orientation, student events and graduation at Baylor’s Waco campus.
This month HHPR's Intern Spotlight is on Mackenzie Haines. Mackenzie completed her Exercise Physiology internship at the Baylor Exercise and Biochemical Nutrition Lab on a research study. Under the direction of Dr. Darryn Willoughby, during her internship she worked on a project entitled, “Skeletal Muscle Estrogen Receptor Activation in Response to Eccentric Exercise Up-Regulates Myogenic-Related Gene Expression Independent of Differing Serum Estradiol Levels Occurring During the Human Menstrual Cycle” and it has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of Sport Science and Medicine for the March 2018 issue. Sic’em!