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Coach Mark Johnson - 2013 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Coach Mark Johnson - 2013 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2013
  • 10/23/2013 9:07:00 AM
Coach Johnson retired from coaching in 2011. Johnson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico.  He played three years of Professional baseball in the New York Mets organization.  In 1984 he became the successful head baseball coach at Texas A&M University, and over 21 seasons became the winningest coach in A&M history. In 2007 Coach J. became the head coach at Sam Houston State University, a program that had not had a winning record for eight seasons.  In...
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Dr. Dennis Bramble - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Dennis Bramble - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:06:00 AM
Dr. Dennis Bramble received his undergraduate degree (zoology) from the University of California, Davis and his graduate training in vertebrate paleontology at U. C. Berkeley.  His research has been primarily in the area of functional vertebrate morphology, in which he has used engineering approaches to better understand the relationships between morphological structure and function, especially those involving locomotion.  He has subsequently used the results of this research to gain additional ...
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Mr. Michael Hodges - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Mr. Michael Hodges - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:05:00 AM
Michael Hodges graduated from Texas A&M in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Sports Management and in 2011 with a Master's degree in Marketing.  Hodges is best remembered as the middle lineback for the 2010 Aggie football team.  He was selected as the AT&T Cotton Bowl Scholar-Athlete, was a first-team ESPN Academic All-America selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and a two-time All-Academic Big 12 selection. After transferring from the Air Force Academ...
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Dr. Stella Volpe - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:04:00 AM
Dr. Stella Lucia Volpe is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University.  She is also Co-Director of their newly established Center for Integrated Nutrition and Performance. Dr. Volpe is a nutritionist and exercise physiologist who has built a program of research focusing on three interrelated areas that traverse the lifespan: 1) obesity and diabetes prevention via mineral supplementation, 2) weight management through diet, exercise and educational programs, an...
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Dr. Jacques Dallaire - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Jacques Dallaire - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:03:00 AM
Dr. Jacques Dallaire received his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Alberta (Canada) in 1979. He taught at McGill University in Montreal for five years before becoming the Manager of Science and Medicine Programs at Sport Canada (a division of the Canadian Ministry of Fitness and Amateur Sport). While at Sport Canada, Dr. Dallaire was responsible for the Sport Science Support Program which provided funding to more than forty national sport governing bodies. He was also on t...
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Dr. Noah Dean - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Noah Dean - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:02:00 AM
Dr. Noah Dean is a Texas native who is deeply involved in the world of fitness, health, and wellness. He has a M.S. in Kinesiology from Angelo State University and a Ph.D. in Motor Neuroscience from Texas A&M University in 2009.  In 2009 he became a certified personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. 
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Dr. Wendy Kohrt - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Wendy Kohrt - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:01:00 AM
Dr. Wendy Kohrt is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is the Director of Research for Geriatric Medicine and the Director of the IMAGE research group (Investigations in Metabolism, Aging, Gender, and Exercise). Dr. Kohrt’s research focuses on age-related changes in metabolism, sex steroids, and body composition, and on novel factors that influence musculoskeletal health and physical function in aging. Dr. Kohr...
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Dr. Michael Davis - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Michael Davis - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 9:00:00 AM
Dr. Michael Davis graduated with his DVM from Texas A&M in 1988, and subsequently with a MS in Veterinary Science from Virginia Tech in 1995.  As if that was not enough, he then completed a PhD in Physiology at Johns Hopkins University in 1998.  Dr. Davis has been a licensed veterinarian for over 20 years, and a board certified specialist in veterinary internal medicine (ACVIM) since 1999.
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Mr. David Epstein - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Mr. David Epstein - 2012 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2012
  • 10/23/2012 8:58:00 AM
Senior writer David Epstein joined Sports Illustrated in Sept. 2006 and quickly established himself as an authority on medical and science issues in sports. Epstein has been recognized by a number of bodies for his outstanding science journalism. Notably, he was honored by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association for his 2007 SI cover story Following the Trail of Broken Hearts, about a congenital cardiovascular abnormality that took the life of a friend and former training partner. He also wo...
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Dr. Michael Reid - 2011 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Michael Reid - 2011 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2011
  • 10/23/2011 8:57:00 AM
Dr. Mike Reid is the Shih-Chun Wang Professor and Chair of the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky. For over two decades, Dr. Reid has directed an NIH-funded research program on the biological importance of redox-active signaling molecules – reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO) derivatives – as regulators of respiratory and limb skeletal muscle function. ROS and NO accelerate the weakness, physical inactivity, and premature death that occur in chronic inflamma...
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