Second-year DPT students Sarah Henderson and Brandi Wiltshire won the American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award.
Second-year Department of Physical Therapy students Sarah Henderson and Brandi Wiltshire won the American College of Sports Medicine Biomechanics Interest Group Student Research Award for their research presentation. The award was presented during a virtual ceremony on June 7.
Henderson and Wiltshire worked on the research project examining how five-times sit-to-stand task varies when done with an additional cognitive task. They started the research project in the first year of the DPT program. In the process, they co-mentored Andrew Whyte ’21 as part of his undergraduate research experience. They are continuing to work while mentoring two first-year students on the project.
Henderson S, Wiltshire B, Whyte A, Chinworth S, Vallabhajosula S. Effects Of Dual Task And Repetition On Five-times Sit-to-Stand Task In Healthy Young Adults. Presented as a poster at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Washington D.C., May 2021. Conference held virtually.
This is the seventh time and third-consecutive year that an Elon DPT student has won an award at ACSM.