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. Read more in this article
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.