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Ms. Christie Aschwanden - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Ms. Christie Aschwanden - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:29:00 AM
Ms. Christie Aschwanden currently covers science issues for the website FiveThirtyEight.com which is dedicated to looking at issues ranging from politics to sports with a statistical eye.  Ms. Aschwanden is based in Colorado and in the past has written for a variety of media outlets including the Washington Post, Runner’s World, Bicycling, and the New York Times.  Further, she has written for more than 60 other publications, including Slate, Discover, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Men’s Journa...
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Mr. Gerald Veasley - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Mr. Gerald Veasley - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:28:00 AM
Mr. Gerald Veasley is well regarded as a musician, composer, recording artist, and educator.  He has been voted best electric bassist by Jazziz Magazine and has been recognized in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's and Reader's Polls. Mr. Veasley is considered one of the leading players of the six string bass guitar.  His unique sound can be heard on the nine CDs he’s released, including, On The Fast Track, which featured the top ten jazz single, Do I Do (R&R).  His recordings also featur...
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Dr. John Chong - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. John Chong - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:27:00 AM
Dr. Chong’s roots are in Oakville, Ontario Canada, where piano lessons began at age 3 and advanced to the Royal Conservatory in Toronto with Clifford Poole on scholarship. After an injury to his right hand from practicing the Wanderer Fantasy when he was 14, he went on to study electronic music and composition with Samuel Dolin. He completed the ARCT in Piano Performance at age 17.  His prize-winning composition Continuum was performed by the Toronto Symphony the same year.
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Dr. Kris Chesky - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Kris Chesky - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:26:00 AM
Dr. Kris Chesky is a Professor in the University of North Texas’ College of Music and Director of the Texas Center of Music & Medicine. He oversees and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music medicine and has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Grammy Foundation, and others to study health issues related to learning and performing music.  Dr. Chesky was granted the 2010 Safe-in-Sound Award by the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Healt...
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Mr. Randy Dick - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Mr. Randy Dick - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:25:00 AM
Mr. Randy Dick, M.S., FACSM, is a past member of the American College of Sports Medicine Board of Trustees.   He is the co-founder and developer of the national Athletes and the Arts initiative that is supported by the American College of Sports Medicine, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, and Loyola University, New Orleans.  This initiative is working to link the sports medicine world with the world of performing vocalists, musicians, and dancers.  He has also worked for 20 years with th...
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Dr. Ann McKee - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Ann McKee - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:24:00 AM
Dr. McKee is the Director of the VA-BU-SLI Brain Bank and Director of Brain Banks for the Alzheimer Disease Center and Framingham Heart Study, and Director of the VISN-1 Neuropathology Laboratory for the New England VA Medical Centers.   She is a Neuropathologist for the National VA ALS Brain Bank and National PTSD Brain Bank. Dr. McKee serves on the Medical Advisory Board for the Sports Legacy Institute and the Mackey White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee for the National Football League Playe...
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Mr. David Epstein - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Mr. David Epstein - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:23:00 AM
Mr. David Epstein covers energy and environment issues as well as sports science for ProPublica.org.  Prior to joining ProPublica.org, he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-authored the 2009 report that found that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids.  His science writing has won a number of awards, including the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists prize for science reporting for a story on the genetics of athletic performance.  Further, he is the autho...
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Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:22:00 AM
Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and Director of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He holds joint appointments in the Department of Orthopaedics, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, and Doctoral Program in Human Movement Science.  In July 2013, Dr. Guskiewicz was appo...
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Dr. JP Bramhall - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

Dr. JP Bramhall - 2014 Huffines Discussion Scholar

  • 2014
  • 10/23/2017 8:21:00 AM
J.P. Bramhall, M.D. is beginning his 12th year as the Director of Sports Medicine, and 23rd year as Team Physician and   Orthopedic Surgeon for the Department of Athletics.  As a four-year baseball letterman for the Aggies from 1978-81, Dr. Bramhall hit .350 as a junior and .323 as a senior, and received the Wally Moon Most Improved Player Award as a junior. His school record for most walks in a season, set in 1981, still stands.
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