Marquette professor of exercise science to speak on Capitol Hill panel

Sept. 13, 2019

sandra hunter headshotMILWAUKEE — Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University, will be a part of a panel, “The Innovation Connection: How Federal Research Benefits Wisconsin,” in conjunction with the 30th annual Milwaukee Night hosted by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Sept. 17, in Washington, D.C.

Hunter will be joined by panelists from the Medical College of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin – Madison and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee to discuss the cutting-edge research happening in the Milwaukee region and how their work is addressing key challenges facing our nation.

Hunter’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying differences in motor control and performance fatigue between males and females, among the aging, and in people with diabetes. She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health to examine fatigability of limb muscle in old adults and the protective effects of exercise. In addition to driving the strategic planning and initiatives of the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, Hunter coordinates programming and the AHPRC grant awards to develop collaborative team science between Marquette researchers, athletics, and external partners.

Registration for the panel, which runs from noon until 1 p.m. (ET), is free and available online.

Milwaukee Night highlights the contributions of the Milwaukee region to the economic strength and vitality of the nation. The event also provides an opportunity to thank the legislators, staff members and administrators who work towards the goal of making the Milwaukee region a world-class location. Registration for Milwaukee Night is available.

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