ICD doctoral candidate, colleagues find that iron deficiency can predict lower IQ in children adopted from institutional settings

Jena Doom, doctoral candidate (ICD), working with Megan Gunnar, Regents Professor and Director, both at the Institute of Child Development, and colleagues, have found that iron deficiency predicts lower IQ scores and poor higher thinking skills in children who have been adopted from institutional settings like orphanages. Doom and colleagues conducted the longitudinal study using data […]

Kinesiology research spurs an unlikely collaboration between horses and humans

Recently, University of Minnesota Leatherdale Equine Center and the School of Kinesiology’s Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSCL) have combined forces to study what is known as shivers in horses. Shivers is a neuromuscular equine disease that hinders horses ability to lift their heir legs and walk backwards.  The collaboration occurred after equine researcher Stephanie Valberg, […]

Whittaker’s global seminar recognized as a game changer

Nate Whittaker, an academic adviser in TRiO Student Support Services, has been recognized by International Studies Abroad as leading a game-changing custom program for his global seminar to South Africa. Students learn about social justice firsthand by participating in a retreat and service learning at two South African non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Whittaker has led the trip since 2010.