Previous Recipients

2018 Conferences

  • American College of Sports Medicine

    Anthony Wolfe
    The University of Texas at Austin
    "Comparison of Three Lactate Threshold Determination Methods in Trained Cyclists and in Non-Cyclists"

    Kari Loverro
    Boston University
    "Local Dynamic Stability is Affected by Soldier-Relevant Torso Loads and Gait Speeds"

    Kathryn O'Connor
    University of Michigan
    "Concussion recovery trajectories among United States Service Academy Members"

    Ryan Culquohoun
    Oklahoma State University
    "Relationships between Motor Unit Behavior during Maximal Effort Contractions and Skeletal Muscle Phenotype"

    Lucas Orssatto
    Federal University of Santa Catarina
    "Preservation Of Explosive Force In Long-term Strength Trained Elders Is Determined By Neural Adaptations"

    Alia Yasen
    University of Oregon
    "Motor cortex function in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals following mild traumatic brain injury"

  • American Society of Biomechanics

    Brianna Goodwin
    University of Washington
    "Wearable Technology to Monitor Hand Movement During Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy"

    Katie Conway
    University of North Carolina/North Carolina State University
    "Older adults overcome their deficits to young adults when propulsive demands of walking are increased to their maximum"

    Sophia Ulman
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Canadian Society for Biomechanics

    Christopher Saliba
    Queen's University

    Dorelle Hinton
    McGill University
    "Cerebellar and Parietal Cortex Activation Predicts Walking Pattern Characteristics During Continuous Gait Adjustments to the Split-Belt Treadmill: An {18F}-FDG PET Study."

    Steven Pretty
    University of Waterloo

    Dan Descroches
    York University
    "Does Fatigue Change Motion & Muscle Activation Patterns During an Extreme Conditioning Protocol"

  • European College of Sport Science

    Christopher McCrum
    Maastricht University
    "Adaptation and inter-limb transfer of gait stability following perturbations in young and older adults assessed using stability-normalised walking speeds"

    Poveda David
    Catholic University of Murcia
    "Effects of contraction intensity on the responses to brain and corticospinal tract stimulation after a single session of resistance training"

  • World Congress of Biomechanics

    Deepak Kumar
    Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich
    "Complementing clinical decision-making with gait signatures: Identifying the effectiveness of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy"

    Benjamin Shuman
    University of Washington
    "Pre-treatment synergy activations are associated with post-treatment gait in cerebral palsy"

    Chang Liu
    University of Southern California
    "Assessing the effects of spatiotemporal asymmetry on intersegmental coordination elicited by slip-like perturbations during walking"

    Samuel Acuna
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    "Improvements in dynamic motor control following neurorehabilitation of chronic balance deficits due to prior traumatic brain injury"

    Tom Buurke
    University Medical Center Groningen
    "Changes in mediolateral dynamic balance control during imposed gait asymmetry on a split-belt treadmill strongly depend on passive dynamics in gait"

    Scott Uhlrich
    Stanford University
    "Voluntary modulation of redundant muscle activity during gait using visual feedback"

    Carl Beringer
    University of Pittsburgh
    "Impedance Perception During Active Ankle and Knee Movement"

    Pouya Amiri
    McGill University
    "Modulation of ankle intrinsic stiffness with postural sway"

2017 Conferences

  • American College of Sports Medicine

    Nathan Wages
    University of Oklahoma
    "Unilateral fatiguing exercise and its effect on relative, percent change differences between vastus lateralis muscles "

    Michelle Aube
    High Point University
    "Muscle Activation Patterns during a Novel Lateral Lunge Jump Reaction Test"

  • American Society of Biomechanics

    Farzad Ehtemam
    University of Maryland
    "Application of Harmonic Transfer Functions Method of Analysis to Understand Responses to Mechanical Perturbations in Human Walking"

    Zachary Adams
    University of Delaware
    "Rate Coding and Recruitment of Elbow Flexion Agonists"

    Brian Cohn
    University of Southern California
    "Neuromechanical Implications of Postural Changes to Motor Learning and Performance"

    Samuel Acuna
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    "Individuals With A Prior Traumatic Brain Injury Exhibit Decreased Neuromuscular Complexity During Gait"

    K. Michael Rowley
    University of Southern California
    "Perturbation of systems contributing to neuromotor control of posture in persons with recurrent low back pain"

    Lauren Schoreder
    University of Tennessee – Knoxville
    "Knee Adduction Moment and Muscle Activation During a Sidecut on a Raised Surface"

    Alison McDonald
    McMaster University
    "Submaximal Normalizing Methods to Evaluate Load Sharing Changes in Repetitive Upper Extremity Work"

  • International Society of Biomechanics

    Jocelyn Hafer
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    "The role of muscle function in gait mechanics at the knee: Older vs. young adults "

    Allison Clouthier
    Queen’s University
    "Effect of articular geometry on patellofemoral joint function"

    Melissa Boswell
    Stanford University
    "The Effect of Brain Size on Inducing Traumatic Brain Injury"

    Simon Franklin
    University of Birmingham
    "Impact of Footwear and Ageing on Gait and Muscle Activation"

    Maurice Mohr
    University of Calgary
    "Muscle co-contraction index in young adults with and without previous knee injury - Intrarater reliability during gait"

    Ian Russell
    University of Southern California
    "A novel four-axis parsing of shoulder net joint moment in manual wheelchair propulsion"

    Sebastian Becker
    Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University
    "Time-frequency coherence of categorized sEMG data during dynamic contractions of biceps, triceps and brachioradialis as an approach for spasticity detection "

    Jia Liu
    University of Southern California
    "Sex Differences in Hip Extensor Muscle Activation During the Late Swing Phase of Running: Implications for Altered Frontal Plane Hip Kinematics"

    Paula Pelicioni
    Neuroscience Research Australia
    "Gait Stability is Affected By Antiparkinsonian Medication in Parkinson’s Disease Subtypes"

    Davide Pavan
    University of Padua
    "Effectiveness and injury prevention during rugby tackle: an on-field, biomechanical based assessment"

    David Williams
    Cardiff University
    "Relationship between frontal plane alignment and biomechanical performance of total knee replacement using dynamic fluoroscopy and gait analysis of a unique patient population "

2016 Conferences 

  • American College of Sports Medicine

    Zachary Pope
    Oklahoma State University
    “Action Potential Amplitude as a Non-Invasive Indicator of Motor Unit Specific Hypertrophy”

    Michael Trevino
    University of Kansas
    “Type I Myosin Heavy Chain Expression Influences Motor Unit Behavior of the Vastus Lateralis in Vivo”

    Tiffany deVries
    Brigham Young University
    “Central Nervous System Activation in Blood Flow Restricted Exercise: A Pilot Study”

    Scott Habowski
    Kent State University
    “Identification of Candidate Genes Contributing to Exercise Performance Phenotype Using Bioinformatics Analysis”

    Kristamarie Pratt
    University of Southern California
    “Wearable Sensors Can Detect Knee Loading Asymmetries: Applications for Clinical Use”

    Yong Woo An
    University of Delaware
    “Asymmetric Cortical Activity Between Limbs During Joint Loading”

    Kevin Valenzuela
    University of Tennessee – Knoxville
    “Differences in Lower Limb Kinematics in Relationship to Changing Running Velocity”

    Quint Berkemeier
    Colorado Mesa University
    “Muscle Activation in Seated and Standing Uphill Cycling”

    Amanda Stone
    University of Florida
    “Posterior Center of Pressure Displacement Is Predictive of Gait Speed”

    Shane Draper
    Kent State University
    “Effect of Acute Exercise on Mood and Cardiovascular Variables between Normoxia and Normobaric Hypoxia”

  • American Society of Biomechanics
    Nina Carson
    Humboldt State University
    “The Effect of Lean on Running Kinematics and Muscle Activation”

    Brian Cone
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    “Postural Control Complexity is Associated with Enhanced Balance and Improved Vestibular Function Following a Balance Intervention”

    Jack Martin
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
    “Ultrasonic Imaging of in Vivo Achilles Tendon Stress During Walking”

    Joseph Mozingo
    Mayo Clinic
    “Accuracy of a 3D-2D Imaging-Based Approach for Quantifying Shoulder Motion Using a Clinically-Available Biplane Fluoroscope”

    Christopher Nagelli
    Mayo Clinic
    “Longitudinal Effect of Nerve Block on Gait Mechanics following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Randomized Control Study”

    Mohammad Moein Nazifi
    Texas A&M University
    “Correlation Between Slip Severity and Muscle Synergies of Slipping”

    Tyler Richardson
    University of Delaware
    “A Comparison of Model-Predicted Muscle Activations with Electromyography during Shoulder Abduction”

    Mariah Whitmore
    Northwestern University
    “Estimation of Ankle Impedance When Walking on a Slippery Walkway”

    Chase Rock
    University of Nebraska at Omaha
    “Relationship Between Push-off Work and Stride-to-Stride Fluctuations in Transtibial Prosthesis Users”

    Michael Vignos
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
    “In Vivo Measurement of Tibiofemoral Kinematics and Cartilage Contact Following ACL Injury: Baseline Results of A Longitudinal Investigation”
  • European College of Sport Science
    Pedro Fatela
    University of Lisbon
    “Neuromuscular Fatigue Depends On Relative Blood-Flow Restriction Levels”

    Håkon Stålesen
    University of Adger
    “The Effect of a Failure- and Submaximal Protocol on Muscle”

    Nicholas Tam
    University of Cape Town
    “Barefoot Running Training: Implications for Joint Stiffness and Muscular Co-Activation”
  • Society for Neuroscience
    Agostina Casamento-Moran
    University of Florida
    “Low-Frequency Oscillations in force slow reaction time”

    Seyedeh Fatemeh Khatami Firoozabadi
    University of Connecticut
    “Neural Coding and Discrimination of High-Order Sound Statistics in the Inferior Colliculus”