UAB School of Education announces first honors class

Four undergraduate students have been named to the first honors class citing of their outstanding academic achievements.
education buildingThe University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education recently announced its first class of honors students. All four are undergraduates majoring in exercise science in the Department of Human Studies. They were selected because of outstanding academic achievement.

The 2014-15 honorees:

William “Billy” Brown
Hometown: Fort Payne, Ala.
Plans: To pursue an advanced degree in physical therapy
Graduation: Spring 2014
Research: Collecting anthropometric data of male advanced rock climbers, to specifically measure hand grip strength and power
Civic Engagement: Started a rock climbing club for campus community

Emily Gaddy                                                                                                          
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Plans: To pursue a master’s degree in exercise physiology                                                         
Graduation: Summer 2014    
Research: Studying the relationship between exercise intensity, metabolic rate, insulin sensitivity/cognitive fatigue, and eating behavior

Luke Mahan                                                                                                                     
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.                                                                                               
Plans: To pursue an advanced degree in medicine                                                                                          
Graduation: Spring 2015                                                                                                       
Research: Isolating the biological and behavioral factors responsible for disparities in the response to a cardiac rehabilitation program in African-American women with heart disease

Leah Winwood
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Plans: To pursue a master’s degree in occupational therapy  
Graduation: Spring 2014
Research: Observing the effects of high-intensity interval training versus moderate intensity training on arterial elasticity and vascular hemodynamics in overweight and obese adolescent males
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