February 16, 2023 | Glendale, AZ
On February 2, the Glendale University Research Committee organized and hosted a successful Data Blitz event thanks to a partnership and financial support from the Midwestern University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The theme of this event was Biomechanics. Because this is such a broad topic, faculty and students from many different programs had the chance to showcase their unique research.
With nearly 30 people in attendance, six faculty members and students gave quick, 5-minute presentations on their various research. Margaret Klausing, PT, D.P.T., Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Institute, showcased different case studies of improved biomechanics with biofeedback using the CAREN machine (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment). Student Karly Evans (CVM ’24) hosted a discussion on the effects of a high fat diet on zebra finch flight biomechanics. Gina-Marie Agostini-Walesch, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, College of Dental Medicine – Arizona presented on the effects of different crown material on tooth wear patterns. Lastly, Heather Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy, discussed how the anatomy of African Wild Dogs supports their efficient running pattern, as well as their highly social pack structure.
The low-stakes format of the Data Blitz event not only provides a venue for MWU students and faculty to connect with others participating in similar research, but also to present their new, exciting data that is nearly ready for publication and get valuable feedback from their colleagues.
To learn more about the Midwestern University Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, please visit: https://www.midwestern.edu//departments/office-of-research-and-sponsored-programs