The past year has been an exciting one here at the BSSC that has included the beginning of new research collaborations, hosting a conference, and much more!
Jake Hinkel-Lipsker graduated this past June with his Ph.D. and took a position as Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge. In his place we welcome two new graduate students, Ola and Seth.
We had the pleasure of hosting the Northwest Biomechanics Symposium here at the University of Oregon in May. In July our group traveled to the American Society of Biomechanics conference to present some of the most recent work from the lab. It was a great time soaking up new science, being jealous of the Boulder scenery, and enjoying the company of previous Oregon alumni.
On a very exciting note, this summer marked the start of a new grant funded by the PAC 12 to prospectively research stress fractures in distance runners. We are collaborating with biomechanics labs at University of Southern California, University of Colorado (Boulder), and Stanford University. It has been a very exciting project delving into the use of wearable technology. We look forward to working with the athletes to help inform them about their training and protect them so they can perform at their absolute best.
Over the next year we look forward to continued work with the cross country athletes, keeping busy with our clinic work, and traveling to gorgeous locations for academic conferences!