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Starting January of 2017, the CHS Research Committee began using WyoGroups ( to collect and evaluate all proposals for research grant, travel grant, and research presentations from faculty and students. Please also see these instructions for How to Join a Restricted Group.

If you have questions, please contact: Dr. Jenifer Thomas; (307)-766-3546, or

2020 CHS Research Day has been canceled. 

The CHS Research Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Research Day a success!

Faculty Poster Presentation 

Faculty Research Grant

Faculty Travel Grant 

Student Research Presentation

Student Research Grant  

Student Travel Grant 

Examples of Successful Grant Proposals

Faculty Seed Grant Proposal

Student Seed Grant Proposal

Faculty Travel Subsidy Proposal

Graduate Student Travel Subsidy Proposal

Competitive Student Research Presentation Proposal


Award Recipients for the 2019 Research Day

The UW College of Health Sciences Research Committee would like to congratulate all award recipients and to thank everyone who helped make the 2019 Research Day a success!

Oral and Poster Presentations
Taylor Kuehn – Oral Presentation, 1st Place
Holly Trujillo – Oral Presentation, 2nd Place
Adithya Mohandass – Oral Presentation, 3rd Place

Lauren Elliot – Poster Competition, 1st Place
Nicole Sauls – Poster Competition, 2nd Place
Shaochen Huang – Poster Competition, 3rd Place

Student Research
Kinesiology and Health
Marten Baur
Maja Gorsic
Sydne LaCroix

Student Travel
Communication Disorders
Kyliah Ferris
Haley Dollerschell
Kirsten Kropkowski

Faculty Research Grants
Kinesiology and Health - Danielle Bruns
Communication Disorders - Breanna Krueger

Faculty Travel
Communication Disorders - Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker
Kinesiology and Health - Boyi Dai

Student group receiving awards for Health Sciences Research Day.

From left: Haley Dollerschell, Holly Trujillo, Marten Levi Baur, Nicole Sauls, Lauren Elliot, Shaochen Huang, Taylor Kuehn and Adithya Mohandass. Not pictured: Maja Gorsic, Sydne LaCroix, Kyliah Ferris and Kirsten Kropkowski.  

Faculty receiving awards at 2019 research day. 

From left: Boyi Dai, Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, Breanna Krueger and Danielle Bruns.

Student and Faculty Awards for 2017 CHS Research Day.

Student Awardees:


Meghan Critchley, Division of Kinesiology and Health - The effect of rotational movements on landing biomechanics: Implication for ACL injuries.
Michaela Keener, Division of Kinesiology and Health - The effect of stirrup length on impacts on the rider.
Matthew Peterson, School of Pharmacy - Travel: AHA's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Scientific Sessions, Portland, OR.
Brandon Tritle, School of Pharmacy - Travel: Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.
Tessa Woods, School of Pharmacy - Perceptions of the Term 'Prediabetes'.


Michelle Clark, Division of Kinesiology and Health - Travel: International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, Guadalupe, France.
Nan Hu, Biomedical Sciences c/o School of Pharmacy - Travel: American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions, San Diego, CA.
Clarissa Petres, Division of Communication Disorders - Travel: The American Speech Language Hearing Association Conference, Los Angeles, CA.


Scarlett Barnes, Division of Kinesiology and Health, First Place - Oral Presentations
Jacob Layer, Division of Kinesiology and Health, Second Place - Oral Presentations
Kyle Bochanski, Division of Kinesiology and Health, Third Place - Oral Presentations
Megan Wild, Division of Social Work, First Place - Poster Competition
Taylor Hinshaw, Division of Kinesiology and Health, Second Place - Poster Competition
Chelsea Kunitz, Division of Communication Disorders, Third Place - Poster Competition

Faculty Awardees:


Emily Guseman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health - Stage 1 pediatric obesity management in Wyoming: Evaluating providers' knowledge, beliefs, and adherence to recommendations.
Qin "Arthur" Zhu, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health - Developing a Novel Congnitve-Motor Assessment for Screening mild-Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) among Active Young Adults.


Jayne Jenkins, PhD, Professor, Division of Kinesiology and Health - Travel: AIESEP (International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education) Conference, Guadalupe, France.

Research Reports from Previous Awardees - Research Report Template


The effects of a resistance band on gluteus medius activation and hip abduction torque during jump-landing

2013 Travel award report

Fit families: Early intervention for children and their caregivers


Sensory cues predictive of food availability undergo time-dependent prominence, which facilitates overeating behaviors

Testing a typology of factors that influence the relationship

CARD9 regulates obesity-induced cardiac mitochondrial dysfunction  

The creation of tailored health communication for type 2 diabetes risk


Capsaicin triggers brown remodeling of white adipocytes to antagonize diet-induced obesity

Expansion of the communication function classification system (CFCS) to adults and adolescents with cerebral palsy

Ethnographic exploration of New Zealand primary care practice and the use of patient

South Asian youth and their perception of gender violence

Assessing how patients level of Activation and Health Literacy affect their healthcare expectations from a rural patient centered medical home (PCMH) model of care

Destigmatizing disability: The role of social work in addressing social justice and human rights within the Caribbean region

International Association of Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)


International conference on Cerebral Palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities

North America Society for Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)



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