KINect: Linking Research and Practice – open to all Nov 3

Dr. Aman Hussain, ©UWinnipeg.

Everyone is invited to find out about the latest research faculty and students have been working on in the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health.

The event takes place Friday, November 3, 2017 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Duckworth Centre (room 3D01).

Here is a sample of the research that will be explored.

Dr. Aman Hussain, Assistant Professor, Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology & Applied Health, UWinnipeg and Adjunct with the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Dr. Hussain has just completed doctoral work on the learning and performance of emergency medicine residents and attending physicians. He followed 33 physicians at different stages of their career. How do residents learn in a stressful emergency room environment? Dr. Hussain’s research shows that managing oneself in that environment requires a major shift in identity once one walks through the door. The clinical knowledge necessary is enormous. There are issues of work-life balance, dealing with emotionally heavy issues, and sometimes difficult personalities.  Mentorship is also critically important for residents and newly graduated attending physicians. Dr. Hussain’s interest in performance informs his new research program, which involves conducting observations and interviews with police officers (including tactical team members), fire fighters, paramedics, and search and rescue personnel.

Chelsey Walchuk, Instructor, Kinesiology and Applied Health

Walchuk’s Master’s research study was aimed at determining if eggs could be an appropriate vehicle for nutrients including carotenoids and fatty acids to improve the health of the retina in older adults. A total of 30 older adults were recruited to take part in this six-week long intervention trial. All participants consumed two eggs daily that were enriched with lutein and omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Upon completion of the study, retina function and related blood lipid parameters were assessed to determine how enriched egg consumption affected not only visual function, but also blood related risk factors associated with heart disease. The eggs used in this project were commercially available eggs generously donated by Burnbrae Farms and the project was funded by Manitoba Egg Farmers and Agri-Food Research and Development Initiative’s (ARDI) Growing Forward Program.

 

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