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Michaela Schenkelberg, PhD begins work as assistant professor at University of Nebraska

Michaeala Schenkelberg, who recently completed her PhD in the Department of Exercise Science at the Arnold School of Public Health has begun work as an assistant professor in the School of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Since finishing her doctorate and work as a graduate research assistant in the Children’s Physical Activity Group, Dr. Shenkelberg has become a co-investigator for a grant to identify methods for assessing infant strength and physical activity. She is also started working with Special Olympics Nebraska’s health committee to launch a project for evaluating physical activity opportunities and monitoring the health of Special Olympics athletes in Nebraska. In 2018, Dr. Schenkleberg began work with the National Cancer Institute and the University of Nebraska Medical Center to create an intervention to provide training to community organizations in order to provide quality physical activity time for youth in rural communities. The work for this intervention will continue into 2022 and aims to improve population health and prevent cancer and other diseases.


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