Kharma C Foucher

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    College: Applied Health Sciences Department: Kinesiology and Nutrition
    Secondary Department: Bioengineering
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Office: 647 AHS
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Walking mechanics and physical activity in older adults with musculoskeletal impariments. Students will learn about the research process, about gait analysis and related methodology, and about the factors that may limit physical activity in older adults, through involvement with an ongoing research study in the Biomechanics and Clinical Outcomes (BaCOS) Lab.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 9

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Kinesiology or Bioengineering major. Sophomore or above. Proficiency with Office programs. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Some programming experience helpful.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    You will help with subject recruitment, screening, and scheduling, and with data collection and data entry for a project involving physical activity and gait in older adults with and without hip osteoarthritis. Advanced students will design and answer their own research questions using data that have been collected in the BaCOS Lab, and will have the opportunity to prepare an abstract for submission to a professional conference.

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