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NMRL Graduate Research Associates
Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Graduate Research Associates of the NMRL


The graduate student research associates of the NMRL are doctoral and master's students in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. These students have been selected for graduate research assistantships in the NMRL.

This group of associates is a multi-disiplinary team with specialties that include athletic training, physical therapy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, neuromuscular control, and Nutrition.


Current News:

Katelyn Allison Successfully Defends her Dissertation

On Tuesday, August 6th, 2012, Katelyn Fleishman Allison successfully presented and defended her dissertation and completed her requirements of the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Ph.D. program. She has also accepted a faculty position with the NMRL.

Matt Darnell Travels to Coronado Naval Amphibious Base, CA to help with the NSW Project

Matt Darnell has traveled to California for the 2011-2012 term as the project coordinator for the new NSW project at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA. This new research project is working with the (SQT) and Crewman Qualification Training (CQT) at the Naval Special Warfare Center to help identify predictors injury and performance and establish baseline measurements to be used to assess Operators over their careers.

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Jon Akins Working with Collaborating Project with the University of Florence

Research Associate Jon Akins traveled to Florence Italy for 6 months to work on a collaboration project with the University of Florence. While there he headed the data collection efforts regarding a study to determine the effectiveness of a hip-centric training program to improve the performance of elite rugby players with gluteal inhibition. The study participants included athletes from the Firenze Rugby 1931 rugby team.

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