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HHP Students win awards at the NCHP Scientific Poster Contest.

HHP graduate students John Ward and Vladimir Ivkovic won the first and third positions respectively at the annual National Center for Human Performance (NCHP) Scientific Poster Contest.

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John Ward (left) and Vladimir Ivkovic with their awards at the NCHP

John Ward's poster titled, "Comparison of Strength Changes in Women On and Off Birth Control Pills Undergoing Electric Muscle Stimulation", won the first prize. His co-authors are David Bartlett, Guillaume Spielmann, Shobha Mathew and Dr. Adam Thrasher.

Vladimir Ivkovic's poster titled, "Sequential Cortical Activation In Response To Stability Threatening Postural Perturbations: Neurocognitive Strategies For Balance", was placed third. His co-authors are Fatima Garcia and Dr. William Paloski.

The contest was held during the annual meeting of the NCHP on Nov 5th and 6th, 2009 at the NCHP headquarters in the Texas Medical Center.

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The National Center for Human Performance

 Their research was supported by the CNBR Summer grant program.

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The Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research (CNBR), HHP's latest research initiative, is located in the Texas Medical Center. The purpose of the Center for Neuromotor and Biomechanics Research is to serve as a regional hub for multidisciplinary research and technology development. Its location in the medical center will bring its tools and experts in physiology and engineering closer to the physicians and patient populations benefiting from and collaborating in their translational research work.

Visit the CNBR website