School of Kinesiology - George Mason University
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Breakthrough Biomarkers

July 15, 2021

Research from Kinesiology Professor Shane Caswell could spark development of a rapid, noninvasive, saliva-based test for concussion diagnosis and management. Read more...
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Impactful Research

April 8, 2021

Research led by Kinesiology professor Jatin Ambegaonkar provides insight into nutrition optimization in understudied ‘aesthetic athlete’ dancers. Read more...
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Influential Research

March 9, 2020

Kinesiology professor Margaret Jones collaborates on study with Mayo Clinic that finds vitamin D deficiency in college athletes playing indoor sports. Read more...
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Integrating the Arts

February 6, 2020

CEHD professor Jatin Ambegaonkar collaborates with CHHS, CVPA for study on effects of arts engagement on health of older adults. Read more...
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Tackling Concussion Diagnosis

November 11, 2019

Athletic Training Professor Shane Caswell contributing to research that will use saliva to diagnose and monitor concussions. Read more...
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Dance Medicine Program Thrives at Mason — and Beyond

March 20, 2019

Dancers’ medical needs, as athletes, have long been underserved. Jatin Ambegaonkar, an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has made it his goal to change that. Read more...
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Mason program too valuable to lose, school board says

November 20, 2018

How do you know a community values your involvement? It steps up financially to keep your program running. That is what happened in Prince William County, Virginia, which this academic year budgeted $180,000 to continue a George Mason University program that provides athletic trainers to nine of the county’s 16 public middle schools with athletic programs. Read more...
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Harvard fellowship complemented her Mason experience

November 14, 2018

Patricia Kelshaw has been immersed in George Mason University’s Athletic Training Education Program for as long as she has been at the university. Kelshaw’s research endeavors to establish more specific baseline measures for children participating in sports to better manage concussions. Those measures could also enhance the Child Support Concussion Assessment Tool, a standardized evaluation instrument that helps assess whether concussions have occurred and informs care throughout recovery. Read more...
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New Research Center Out to Make its Mark

February 8, 2018

The Mason Arts Research Center does not have a physical structure at George Mason University. But its co-directors want to make it a highly visible hub of research into how arts participation affects child development. It will do so with a two-year, $150,000 renewable grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the vision of co-directors Thalia Goldstein, assistant professor of applied developmental psychology; Adam Winsler, professor of applied developmental psychology; and Kim Sheridan, associate professor of educational psychology. Read more...
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Could Spit be the Latest Key to Diagnosing Concussions?

January 11, 2018

As the scope of potential short- and long-term damage from brain injuries in football becomes clearer every day, the mad scramble is on to try to address the crisis, which threatens the very existence of the sport. And while the leading chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, research at Boston University has made the most headlines, two scientists at George Mason University have been working on a potentially groundbreaking diagnostic tool that could change the way we test for and treat brain injury across the sports world and beyond. Read more...