CHSS Connection

March 1, 2023


Journal of Physiology cover

The journal cover uses original abstract artwork to illustrate Bagley’s article.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Jimmy Bagley and co-authors published a topical review article in February 15, 2023 issue of The Journal of Physiology, titled,“The Myonuclear Domain in Adult Skeletal Muscle Fibres: Past, Present, and Future.” Bagley worked with an interdisciplinary team of collaborators from across the country, including Lance Denes (New York University), John McCarthy (University of Kentucky), Eric Wang (University of Florida) and Kevin Murach (University of Arkansas). Their article is represented on the journal’s cover in abstract-styled artwork called “Spheres of Influence” by Lindsey J.P. Crook. 

National Institute of Justice logo

A podcast by Lecturer of Criminal Justice Jim Dudley was highlighted in the National Institute of Justice newsletter, which is distributed nationwide. In his Policing Matters podcast, Dudley spoke with Tamara Herold, an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and senior research advisor at the National Institute of Justice, about her background in crime science and environmental criminology and her research into place-based violence.

Nutrition and Dietetics Associate Professor Gretchen George and Lecturer Rachel Scherr (Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel Department), with colleagues from UC Davis and UCSF, co-authored an article published in the February 10, 2023 issue of the journal Nutrients. The study, titled “Understanding the Role of CalFresh Participation and Food Insecurity on Academic Outcomes among College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” was conducted at UC Davis and looked at whether participation in CalFresh would moderate the effects of food insecurity on GPA.

Sarah Pawlowsky in front of poster at CSM

Sarah Pawlowsky, associate clinical professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, presented her work on “Conversion of Yoga vs Physical Conditioning Trial for Older Women with Urinary Incontinence to Telehealth” at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Diego. CSM is the largest scientific gathering of physical therapists from all over the country, with more than 14,000 participants this year. 

Professor Erik Peper (Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism/Institute of Holistic Health Studies) will be a keynote speaker at the Holistic Lifestyle Conference and Expo, to be held May 31-June 2 in Orlando, Florida. The title of Peper’s talk will be “Transform Tech Stress into Tech Health.”

As of February 27, the new Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC), located in ADM 203, is open as the primary location for all undergraduate students seeking academic advising. College-based advising centers are now closed. Advising teams for each college, including staff from the CHSS Student Resource Center, have moved into the new UAC. Please refer students to the UAC website for details regarding the types of services offered and instructions on how to make an appointment. 

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Events & Media

Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Information Session

Monday, March 6, 5-6 p.m., LIB 286

Master of Public Administration Prospective Student Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 7, 6-7 p.m.; Wednesday, March 22, 12-1 p.m., all via Zoom

M.A. in Gerontology Prospective Student Information Sessions

Wednesday, March 15, 7-8 p.m.; Thursday, April 6,  7-8 p.m., both via Zoom

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Alumni Professional Panels

  • Tourism & Event Planning - Thursday, April 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom
  • RPT to Tech - Thursday, May 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom

Professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Erik Peper wrote an article about the physiological symptoms of anxiety. Townsend Letter 2/26/2023

Assistant Professor of Sociology Jen Reck was mentioned in an article about a survey on business ownership in San Francisco’s Castro District. Bay Area Reporter 2/22/2023

Director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan was quoted in an article about the mental health benefits of high school support groups for LGBTQ students. HealthDay News 2/21/2023United Press International 2/21/2023 (This article was originally published 2/21/2023 by HealthDay News. It was republished by over 90 media outlets.)

Director of SF State’s Family Acceptance Project Caitlin Ryan was quoted in an article about the mental health benefits of high school support groups for LGBTQ students. St. Louis Post Dispatch 2/21/2023

Featured Photo

group photo of DPT Class of 2023 students

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2023 students presented their capstone project during their Annual Spring Symposium. Photo by Lowen Cattolico.
Source: UCSF/SFSU Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Facebook page