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Biomechanics PhD student awarded two fellowships

Jake Melaro was awarded the Tennessee Fellowship for Graduate Excellence and the 2019-2020 J. Wallace & Katie Dean Fellowship. Jake completed his thesis at the University of Memphis, where his research focused on the influence of exercise exposure on lower limb biomechanics, metabolic cost, and gait speed in middle-aged adults.

Jake began the Kinesiology and Sports Studies doctoral program, Biomechanics specialization, in the fall of 2019 under the supervision of Joshua Weinhandl, PhD. His intended research focus will be on the development of novel approaches to identify risk factors associated with musculoskeletal injury in athletic performance.