Sara A. Myers, PhD, 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, discussed Biomechanics at the Omaha Science Café, on Aug. 12 at the Slowdown.
The Biomechanics Research Building’s mission is to provide a new understanding of the dynamical aspects of human movement via multidisciplinary approaches. Her research focuses on improving quality of life in individuals with various movement disorders such as older individuals and those with peripheral arterial disease. Sara has received research funding from several foundations and societies, including a prestigious predoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health and from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Science Cafe is a free educational event sponsored by UNMC and other groups to increase the population’s science literacy. Hosted by UNMC and the Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, Science Cafes are held the first Tuesday of each month in Omaha and a few times a year in Lincoln. They are open to everyone 21 and older.
For more information about Science Cafes, go to www.unmc.edu/sciencecafe.