Health Sciences PhD Student Receives National Recognition from American Kinesiology Association
Fabricio Saucedo, a third-year student in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences PhD Program, was one of only 15 students nationwide selected to receive the American Kinesiology Association's Doctoral Student Award. The annual award honors a select number of students who excel academically and who demonstrate outstanding leadership capabilities. Fabricio was nominated for the award by mentor and Asst. Professor of Kinesiology Dr. Jason Boyle, and Dr. Harry Meeuwsen, Interim Chair of the UTEP Kinesiology Department. In addition to his designation as an AKA Doctoral Student awardee, Fabricio received the student research development award at the February meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine's Texas Chapter. He was also co-author on a manuscript, "Effects of a single-session stance-slip perturbation training program on reducing risk of slip-related falls," which was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. Fabricio plans to defend his proposal, "Effects of vibration training in reducing risk of falls in Mexican-American individuals with chronic stroke" in early fall 2018.
In the attached picture, Fabricio is demonstrating one of the instruments used in his dissertation research project being conducted at the Stanley Fulton Biomechanics Lab. Selina Uranga, Masters of Science in Kinesiology student, is serving as his test subject.