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Departmental Student Research Projects

  • 2019

    Title: A Postural Stability and Kinematic Sequence Profile of Older Female Golfers
    Student Investigators: Kyle Goodwin, Hayley Fake, Drew Jordre, Samantha Phillips, Meaghan Wagner
    Advisor: Dr. Katherine James, DPT, and Dr. Michael Rabel, DPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

    Title: Academic Partnering in a Community-Based Fall Prevention Program: A Mixed Methods Analysis
    Student Investigators: Emily Wehland, Aspen Holmes, Jessica Weimert, Nicholas Rhoten
    Advisor: Dennis W. Klima, PT MS PhD DPT GCS NCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

    Title: Assessment of Allied Health Student Empathy after COPD Simulation through Diaphragmatic Inefficiency for Patients who Experience Shortness of Breath
    Student Investigators: Catherine Madden, Ashley Meesuk, Nicolas Smith and Emily Vande-Water
    Advisor: Dr. George Steer, PhD, RRT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

    Title: Peak Inspiratory Flow Rates in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Compared to Other Pulmonary Function Values as a Predictor of Disease Progression
    Student Investigators: Kelsey Larger, Jenna Lees, Alexis Shay, and Amelia Tarlton
    Advisor: Dr. George Steer, PhD, RRT 
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

    Title: Physical Features of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Illustrate the Need for Earlier Physical Therapy Assessment and Intervention
    Student Investigators: Kristina Hsieh, Meghan Reed, Jasmine Assad, Megan McGowan
    Advisor: Michelle Gorman, and Dr. Les Keniston
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

    Title: Ultrasound Assessment of the Rectus Abdominis in Collegiate Track Athletes
    Student Investigators: Carly Axman, Maggie Holecheck, Natalie Snyder, Jarrell Young
    Advisor: Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

    Title: Visual Motion Capture and Analysis
    Student Investigators: Sarah Woodford, Kenny Gaston, Dan Akkerman, Ariel Richard, Colin Donovan, Allyson Dover
    Advisor: Dr. Les Keniston
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019  

    Title: Visuospatial Hemineglect Virtual Reality Therapeutic Comfort Assessment
    Student Investigators: Ted Breeding, Andrea Villaran Zariquiey, Dillon Barnett, Thomas Martin, D'Nique Phillip
    Advisor: Dr. Les Keniston
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2019

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    2018

    Title: The Probability of Disease Progression and Assistive Device Use in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Student Investigators: Nicole Baker, Hilary Davis, Nahomy Rojas
    Advisor: Michelle Gorman, Les Keniston, PhD
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Real-time Ultrasound Assessment of Articular Cartilage Thickness of the Trochlear Surface
    Student Investigators: N Brumfield, J Carson, K Levi-Goerlich, R Whiteley
    Advisor: C Gill, DPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Development of an Assessment of Empathy Tool toward the Patient with Breathlessness: a Preliminary Case Report
    Student Investigators: Chelsea Chmel, Leigh Hobson, Leland Thomas
    Advisor: George Steer, PhD, RRT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Strongman and Strongwoman Athletes: Athletic Background, Training Styles, and Injury History
    Student Investigators: Andy Deck, Laura Kaufman, Cristina Prince
    Advisor: Les Keniston, PhD
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Functional Mobility Loss and Assistive Device Use in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
    Student Investigators: Marc McDonald, Gabriella Dejuliis
    Advisor: Michelle Gorman, Les Keniston PhD
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Peak Expiratory Flow Rates in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Compared to Forced Vital Capacity as Predictors of Disease Progression
    Student Investigators: Corey Nininger, Thomas Yoder
    Advisor: George Steer, Ph.D, RRT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Floor Rise and Locomotion Among Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
    Student Investigators: Frank Freijomil, Maurice Oliver, Jeremy Stewart
    Advisor: Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, DPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: The Influence of the X-Factor on Golf Performance: A Systematic Review
    Student Investigators: Taylor Wiedel, Diana Diep, Erica Potts, Paige Thomas
    Advisor: Michael Rabel, DPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

    Title: Student Coaching in a Community-Based Fall Prevention Program on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
    Student Investigators: Jesstine Wolfe, Nathan Austin, Katherine Avila, Emily Wehland,  Aspen Holmes, Jessica Weimert, Nicholas Rhoten
    Advisor: Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, DPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2018

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    2017

    Title: Clinical Physical Features of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Illustrates Need for Earlier Physical Therapy Interventions
    Student Investigators: Trevor Hirsch, Michelle Brosius
    Advisor: Michelle Gorman, PT, DPT, GCS, and Les Keniston, PhD
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017

    Title: Fear of Falling in Hispanic and African-American Older Adults
    Student Investigators: Dan Sullivan, Christopher Novak
    Advisor: Dennis W. Klima, PT, MS, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017

    Title: Physical Characteristics and Golf Performance in Amateur Male Golfers: A Pilot Study
    Student Investigators: Makenzie Worthington, Amauri Smith, Kyle Daugherty, William Dillon
    Advisor: Les Keniston, PhD, and Dr. Michael Rabel, PT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017

    Title: Physical Characteristics and Golf Performance in Amateur Male Golfers: A Pilot Study
    Student Investigators: Makenzie Worthington, Amauri Smith, Kyle Daugherty, William Dillon
    Advisor: Les Keniston, PhD, and Dr. Michael Rabel, PT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017

    Title: Physical Therapists’ Knowledge, Beliefs and Self-efficacy Regarding Bone Health and Osteoporosis
    Student Investigators: Kayla Coad, Molly Gigioli, Kristen Russo, Cassie Wooters
    Advisor: Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017

    Title: Real-time Ultrasound Assessment of the Piriformis During Varying Degrees of Hip Flexion
    Student Investigators: Brian Gast, David Gertler, Larry Holland
    Advisor: Cindy Gill, PT, DScPT
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017

    Title: Rising from the Floor in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease
    Student Investigators: Karis Crone, James Mundy, Alex Harrington, Derek Stanley
    Advisor: Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, GCS, NCS, and Mary DiBartolo, PhD, RN-BC, CNE1
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    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017  

    Title: The LSVT BIG Intervention in Clients with Parkinson’s disease: A Systematic Review
    Student Investigators: Brittany Becraft, Patrick Miller
    Advisor: Dennis Klima, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, NCS
    Poster Presentation: UMES Graduate Studies University-Wide Research Symposium, April 2017