Dr. Snell Presented at NIH Research Workshop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chris Snell, scientific director of the Pacific Fatigue Laboratory, presented at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) State of the Knowledge Workshop regarding Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research on April 7 and 8, 2011. This was a national workshop that was attended by some of the top scientists in the field.
Snell, who chairs the federal Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee, will presented "Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing and the Assessment of Fatigue in CFS/ME" at the two-day workshop. The event took place on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, and was webcast live.
Sport Pedagogy's After-School Physical Activity Program Receives $25,000 Grant
Pacific's Sport Pedagogy program has gone "beyond our gates" and into the playground. During the 2010 fall semester, Dr. Lara Killick and Dr. Darrin Kitchen piloted a new after-school physical activity program at nearby El Dorado Elementary School. The program, which is staffed by Pacific students majoring in Sport Pedagogy, has just been selected to receive a $25,000 grant from the Health Plan of San Joaquin's Community Wellness Funding Program.
Dr. Killick Presents on Netball Superleague
Lara Killick presented a co-authored paper titled "Higher, Faster, Stronger: Exploring the commercial potential of the Netball Superleague (UK)" at the 31st annual North American Society for the Sociology of Sport conference held in San Diego, California, November 2010.
Dr. Snell Heads Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Advisory Committee in Washington D.C.
In 2010, Chris Snell was appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to chair the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Advisory Committee. The role of the committee is to make recommendations on CFS that will guide government response to this healthcare issue. The appointment places the Pacific Fatigue Laboratory at the University of the Pacific in the national political spotlight as Dr. Snell plays an integral role in shaping public policy.
Sport and Globalization Students Travel to London
In May 2010, Dr. Lara Killick and Dr. Pete Schroeder took 12 undergraduate and 6 graduate students on a two-week trip to London, Glasgow and Durham as part of the Sport and Globalization class (SPTS 142). A student who went on last year's trip said, "To have the opportunity to be immersed in the European culture of sport and to gain an understanding of the impact that sporting culture has all over the world was a once in a lifetime experience. The opportunities and access we were given to many of the world's premiere sporting venues was unlike any other trip I've ever been on." Learn more
Meet Our Outstanding Senior for 2010!
Mallori Gibson has specialized in sport management and completed her undergraduate degree in three and a half years with a strong GPA. In addition to her outstanding academic record, Mallori was an award-winning volleyball player at Pacific. She was twice honored as an all-conference athlete by the Big West and was also twice named to the conference’s all-academic team. During her senior year, she played an instrumental role in the team’s youth literacy efforts. Mallori also served as an intern at St. Mary’s High School and directed youth volleyball camps for the University. She spent the summer of 2009 studying global sport management in London and Paris. Following the completion of her Master’s degree, Mallori will either play professional volleyball in Europe or begin a career in college coaching or athletic administration.
Department Chair to Head Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Advisory Committee
Department Chair Christopher Snell has recently been appointed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as chairman of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Advisory Committee. The role of the committee is to make recommendations on CFS that will guide government response to this healthcare issue. The appointment places the Pacific Fatigue Laboratory at the University of the Pacific in the national political spotlight, and Dr. Snell will play an integral role in shaping public policy. He presides over his first meeting on May 10 in Washington D.C.
Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Department Faculty Present at Sport and Recreation Law Conference
Minhchau Dinh '12 (Pacific Legal Scholar; Environmental Science), Benedict Leong '12 (Business and Economics), and Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences faculty Lara Killick and Peg Ciccolella presented a poster titled "Tentacles of Power: A Socio-Legal Analysis of Oliver v. NCAA" at the Sport and Recreation Law Association 2010 annual conference in Albuquerque, NM last month.
Athletic Training Students on the Move
Katrina Trinidad '10, one of our senior Athletic Training students was granted a 2-year Athletic Training Graduate Assistantship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, working with their Women's Gymnastics and Softball teams beginning in fall 2010. UNC Chapel Hill is not only very well known for its athletic teams but also has one of the best Athletic Training programs in the nation and is one of the leading institutions in research for Athletic Training.
Kyle Burnett '09, a recent alumnus who has been working as an Athletic Training Intern for us this year was granted a 2-year Graduate Assistantship at Cal State University, Fullerton, potentially working with Men's Basketball or Baseball.
Juan Lopez '11, a junior and a first-year student in our clinical education program, was selected for a summer Athletic Training internship with the San Francisco 49ers NFL team. Juan will be working alongside one of our alumni, Manny Rivera, an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the 49ers. Juan will get the opportunity to work with the players in injury evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation.
Keaton Ray '11, a junior and a first-year student in our clinical education program, was recently awarded a National Athletic Trainers Association Foundation Scholarship for $2,300. This is a national scholarship awarded to Athletic Training students throughout the country who are successful academically as well as show excellent potential as a future Certified Athletic Trainer.
Four of our five graduating seniors-Anela LeCara, Darbi Scherer, Antonia Stavrianoudakis, and Katrina Trinidad-took their national Board of Certification exam to become Certified Athletic Trainers and all four of them passed the first time! This is an exciting accomplishment because this exam had a national first-time passing rate of only 43% for the 2009 - 2010 BOC exam year. So these students not only have their degrees in Athletic Training from Pacific, but they are now also Certified Athletic Trainers and ready to begin their careers!