Nick Stergiou, PhD
Clare Milner, PhD, FACSM
Title: Harnessing movement variability to treat and prevent motor related disorders Thursday February 20th
5:00pm to 6:30pm
UC Bluff Room
Distinguished Community Research Chair in Biomechanics
Director of the Biomechanics Research Building
University of Nebraska Omaha
His research focuses on understanding variability inherent in human movement and he is an international authority in the study of Nonlinear Dynamics. Dr. Stergiou’s research spans from infant development to older adult fallers, and has impacted training techniques of surgeons and treatment and rehabilitation of pathologies, such as peripheral arterial disease. He has received more 30 million dollars in personal funding from NIH, NASA, NSF, the NIDRR/US Department of Education, and many other agencies and foundations. He has received the largest grant in the history of his University, a NIH P20 grant that was worth 10.1 million dollars. This grant allowed him to develop the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability. He has also several inventions and has procured a private donation of $6 million to build the 23,000 square feet Biomechanics Research Building that has opened in August of 2013. This is the first building dedicated to biomechanics research in the world.
Title: The biomechanics of running injury, focus on tibial stress fracture
Thursday February 20th
2:00pm to 3:00pm
UC Bluff Room
Director of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Clare E Milner PhD FACSM is an academic and researcher in rehabilitation sciences and an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel University. Her research interests are in human movement during daily functional activities, such as walking in people with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, and in fitness and leisure activities such as running. As an applied biomechanist, she also has research interests in the technical aspects of biomechanical measurement, such as the accuracy and precision of biomechanical tools and monitoring devices. Dr Milner directs research in the gait lab at Drexel University and supervises graduate students conducting human movement research. She also shares her expertise in biomechanics and research methods by teaching courses in the PhD program in health and rehabilitation sciences, the Doctor of physical therapy program, and the Doctor of health science program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University.
Title: What’s better for bone stress injuries: increased or decreased bone loading?
Friday February 21st
9:00am to 10:00am
UC River Room
Associate Dean for Research and Professor,
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Indiana, Bloomington
His research focuses on the form and function of the musculoskeletal system, where he has contributed over 130 peer-reviewed publications and received funding from numerous federal agencies.
Stuart Warden, PhD, PT, FACSM