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!
Congratulations to Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and David Lin, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science in the School of Engineering and Computer Science, whose interdisciplinary project was awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
These grants support innovative digital humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. King and Lin involved Baylor students from interior design, computer science and history in their work as they developed the prototype of an open-source database that analyzes architectural floor plans.
HHPR Associate Clinical Professor and Coordinator of Outdoor Education & Leadership, Dr. Kelli K. McMahan, received the 2017 Paul K. Petzoldt Leadership Award at the Wilderness Education Association’s 40th Anniversary International Conference on Outdoor Leadership in Jackson, WY on Oct. 26, 2017.
According to the Wilderness Education Association, in order to be honored by the WEA as the Paul K. Petzoldt Leadership Award recipient, one must have made a significant contribution to the field of Outdoor Leadership, have had outstanding influence within the profession and has knowledge of the WEA and founder Paul Petzoldt.
Dr. McMahan was nominated because of her contributions and leadership to the WEA as a board member and as past president. Throughout her career, she also held leadership positions with other associations in the industry and worked with a number of outdoor programs that she had a role in creating or further developing.