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Micro Affirmative Text
- Dr. Marisol RuizEducationFaculty
- Anayeli Auza, Jonni Segura, Elizabeth Rubio, Mia Page, Briana Ruiz, Jasmine Chavez, Abran Neri, Kate Ramirez, Amelya Rose Madrigal, Chelsea Rios Gomez, and Tania Estrada RodriguezUndergraduate Student
Micro Affirmative Text- This is a qualitative Critical Action Research which uses Critical Race theory to design lessons on microaffirmative text. Our research wanted to document how youth engaged in critical microaffirmative text.
501(c)(3) development for local equine assisted growth and learning (EAGL) organization
- Nicole WintersSocial WorkGraduate Student
This project involved work with Flying Changes, a local EAGL (or horse therapy) organization. EAGL is an experiential therapy shown to be a powerful modality in treating all sorts of trauma and emotional issues, especially with those who do not benefit from, or are resistant to, traditional talk therapy. I worked to develop grant application and fundraising strategies, build lasting relationships with collaborating partners and inform the organization on existing research and education opportunities. I hope to have assisted in receiving sustainable funding, and in building a sustainable organization, providing EAGL to populations in Humboldt County who could benefit from its power.
A Descending Resistance Sets Produces Greater Training Volume than a Constant Resistance Sets
- Young Sub KwonKinesiologyFaculty
- Kyra B. HansKinesiologyGraduate Student
There is no standard method for optimizing resistance to maximize training volume when using multiple sets with short rest periods. In this study, we hypothesized that a greater training volume (sets × reps × resistance) would be produced using a four week training method where resistance is decreased with each set (DR) compared to a four week CR method. In order to develop DR sets, we used the subject's fatigue ratio (using an individualized regression equation) from a CR protocol where the number of repetitions declines with each set. In males, a greater training volume is attained using a four week DR method based on subject's fatigue ratio than when using a four week CR training method.
A Descending Resistance Training Program Produces Greater 1RM than a Constant Resistance Training Program
- Young Sub KwonKinesiologyFaculty
- Kyra B HansKinesiologyGraduate Student
There is no standard method for optimizing resistance to maximize training volume when using multiple sets with short rest periods. In this study, we hypothesized that a heavier one repetition maximum (1RM) would be produced using a four week training method where resistance is decreased with each set (DR) compared to a four week CR method. In order to develop DR sets, we used the subject's fatigue ratio (using an individualized regression equation) from a CR protocol where the number of repetitions declines with each set. In males, a heavier 1RM is attained using a four week DR method based on subject's fatigue ratio than when using a four week CR training method.
A Hypothetical Experiment for The Relationship Between the Menstrual Cycle and FFA Release
- Ricardo SanchezKinesiologyGraduate Student
- Adam GrimmittKinesiologyGraduate Student
HYPOTHETICAL: Sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have been hypothesized to impact FFA release. While these two hormones fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, basal rates of FFA release are similar between menstrual cycle phases. Specifically, when looking at the early follicular (EF) and mid luteal (ML) phases, there is differences in plasma or intramuscular FFA release. However, the phase in which estrogen is at its highest and progesterone is at its lowest (late follicular [LF]) has been minimally studied. Additionally, the dynamics of FFA release might vary in non-resting conditions. The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in FFA release between the three phases
A Little Piece of My Soul
- Noemi MaldonadoBusiness AdministrationUndergraduate Student
Poetry written about myself, my culture, oppression, heartbreak, and a fictional story about an immigrant woman.
A Mixed-Methods Pilot Evaluation of Humboldt County Mental Health’s Dual Recovery Program Groups
- Bryan KrausSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Nicole CalvinoSocial WorkGraduate Student
- Meghan SheeranSocial WorkGraduate Student
Our team partnered with Humboldt County's Dual Recovery Program to design/implement new methods for evaluating the degree to which their program supported clients in recovery from co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Our project took a holistic, whole person approach which took cultural, social, environmental, and medical factors into account when assessing client's process of recovery. In addition to quantitative data, we also gathered qualitative data by facilitating a focus-group discussion with DRP clients. The statistical analysis and qualitative themes that emerged were reported back to DRP clients and staff in series of meetings held at the county.
A Modified Anaerobic Treadmill Test Based On A Calculation Of Total Work In Collegiate and Recreational Athletes
- Dylan RobertsKinesiologyGraduate Student
Anaerobic capacity is defined as the maximal amount of energy used during high intensity exercise by means of anaerobic energy systems. For decades, the primary way to test anaerobic capacity is the Wingate Anaerobic Power Test (WAT), however, it is not sports-specific to a majority of athletes. Subjects will be tested on the WAT and three completed three Anaerobic Speed Test (AST) treadmill protocols; the Cunningham and Faulkner AST (20%, 8mph), Murao modified AST (15% grade, 9.1mph) and a new proposed mAST (20% grade, 10.6mph). Time to fatigue and work output will be compared to each other for each AST and compared to Peak, Relative, and Average Power in the WAT.
A Veterans Music Program to Promote Social Connection among Veterans with PTSD
- Nicholas VasquezPsychologyGraduate Student
- Madison WiekingPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Elizabeth AlvarezPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Kevin FranklinPsychologyUndergraduate Student
- Bryan SherburnePsychologyGraduate Student
- Benjamin GrahamPsychologyFaculty
Music programs in non-clinical settings can have positive impacts on people living with mental health issues, including veterans with PTSD. Heroes’ Voices provides cohort-based music programs to promote psychosocial well-being, with the potential to link veterans to additional supportive resources. This poster will share Heroes’ Voices pilot evaluation data from two applied contexts: a suburban residential treatment facility and a rural outpatient clinic. This poster will explore lessons learned with implications for promoting student veteran success at HSU.
Abating Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs)
Harley Davis, Nursing Undergraduate StudentCollege of Professional Studies
Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) continue to rise across the nation. Implementation of advancing technology must occur to decrease this problem. Any individual with a urinary catheter for greater than thirty days is at a large risk for developing bacteriuria. Bacteriuria increases the chances of developing a urinary tract infection. Using noble metal alloy lined catheters, we can change this. These catheters have a non-pharmacologic, non-toxic coating that creates a small charge. This micro current makes it much more difficult for bacteria to colonize in a catheter. Noble metal alloy catheters will decrease CAUTI rates in patients with chronic foley catheter.