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Music and dance improve well-being of older adults

November 16, 2022

Dr. Ambegaonkar co-authors Mason study on health benefits of community-engaged arts programs for individuals over age 65. Read more...
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Helmet mandates in HS girls’ lacrosse may be effective

September 26, 2022

Dr. Shane Caswell co-authored a study which found protective headgear lowered frequency of concussions in HS girls’ lacrosse. Read more...
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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...