CHHS Special Events

CHHS Special Events Archives

2012 CHHS Multidisciplinary Forum

Monday, November 12
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Plaster Student Union Theater,
Missouri State University

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) presents: Brain Attack! Impact of Stroke: Survivor, Family, Community. Visit the Multidisciplinary Forum website for more information.

This event is held annually to provide heighten interdisciplinary awareness on current health care and health service topics that effect our community. The forum is FREE and open to the community as well as MSU students, faculty, and staff.

2012 Expanding Your Horizons Science Workshop

Saturday, October 6th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The 2012 Expanding Your Horizons Workshop is for young women in grades 6 - 8. The conference begins with an opening welcome, followed by hands-on workshops. There is a fee of $10 per person, and students must be accompanied by an adult (at least one adult to every 5 students). This year's workshops will expose the students and adults to health sciences.

Registration is limited to 200 participants on a first come first serve basis.
Last day for registration is September 26, 2012.

Tuesdays in the Lab

Using Neuro- and Psycho-Physiological Measures to Indicate Learning

March 16, 2010 –

D. Wayne Mitchell, PSY, Wafaa Kaf and Letitia White, CSD –

PROF 104 3:30 – 5 pm

Drs. Kaf and White will discuss the Neuroscan, a 32 channel system that allows measurement and mapping of neurophysiological brain function. It enables evaluation of how the auditory and/or cognitive centers in the brain respond to sound. Dr. Mitchell will discuss a heart rate model of adult learning and how it might be applied to document learning in infants. He also will discuss the Tobii Eye-Tracker System, which allows one to measure the number of duration of fixations, as well as a visual scanning pattern that an individual displays while attending visual to a particular stimulus. This presentation will be helpful for faculty who are interested in non-behavioral methods to document learning.

Instrumentation for Biomechanical Analysis

April 6, 2010 –

James Hackney, PT and Tona Hetzler, SMAT–

PROF 104 3:30 – 5 pm

Dr. Hetzler will describe Dartfish, video analysis software with functions that allow qualitative and quantitative analyses of movement, including gait, muscle balance, symmetry of motion, etc. Dr. Hackney will discuss the Pedar system, which is used to measure pressure and vertical force between a subject’s feet and foot ware. Both instruments can be used to help individuals enhance their performance as well as prevent injuries. This presentation will be helpful for faculty who are interested in methods to document physical performance.

Instrumental Assessment of Balance and Postural Control

April 13, 2010 –

Neil DiSarno, CSD and Sue Robinson, PT –

PROF 275 3:30 – 5 pm

Drs. Robinson and DiSarno will describe the NeuroCom SMART EquiTest, which provides objective assessment of several systems that contribute to balance control and postural stability. The Sensory Organization Test identifies abnormalities in a person’s use of the somatosensory, visual and vestibular systems, the Motor Control Test assesses the ability of the automatic motor system to quickly recover following an unexpected external disturbance, and the Adaptation Test assesses a patient’s ability to minimize sway when exposed to surface irregularities and unexpected changes in support surface inclination. There are two tests that examine the specific contributions of the visual system to balance. The Dynamic Visual Acuity Test measures an individual’s ability to perceive objects accurately while actively moving the head, and the Gaze Stabilization Test quantifies the head movement velocities over which an individual is able to maintain an acceptable level of visual acuity. This presentation will be helpful for faculty who are interested in documenting normal as well as abnormal functions of the balance and stability systems.

These sessions are designed to give faculty information regarding the type of research questions being investigated by their CHHS colleagues and as a result, foster future collaborative efforts in publishing and securing external funding. If you have similar research interests and wish to know the capabilities of these instruments and requirements for their use, please join us.

Space is limited and slots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Call the CHHS Office to sign up for the presentation(s) of interest at 417-836-4176.

"Meet Dean Helen Reid and other area Alumni" event was held in Kansas City

September 22, 2009.

Meet the Dean Event 1

Meet the Dean Event 2