Omaha Science Cafe explores biomechanics

by Lisa Spellman, UNMC public relations | August 08, 2014

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Sara Myers, Ph.D.
Biomechanics and how it is used to improve clinical practice is the focus of the next Omaha Science Cafe at 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.

Sara Myers, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and assistant director of the Biomechanics Research Building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is the featured speaker.

Dr. Myers' research focuses on improving quality of life in individuals with various movement disorders, such as older individuals and those with peripheral arterial disease.

Science Cafes involve a face-to-face conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone (21 and older), and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. Each meeting is organized around an interesting topic of conversation. A scientist gives a brief presentation followed by a question and answer period.

Pizza will be provided by The Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures for the first 50 people. For more information about Science Cafes, click here. Podcasts of previous Science Cafes also are available on the website or available here for download on iTunes.

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