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Department of Kinesiology
Kansas State University
Natatorium 8
920 Denison Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Kinesiology Distinguished Lecture Series

Fall 2020 - Robert Zarr, MD, MPH

 Dr. Robert Zarr is a board-certified pediatrician at Unity Health Care, located in Washington, DC, where he cares for low-income and immigrant populations.

He is Founder and Medical Director of Park Rx America, a community health initiative to prescribe nature to patients and families to prevent and treat chronic disease and promote wellness.


Spring 2019 - Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH

Michelle SegarUniversity of Michigan's Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP)

Strike Gold: Easy, new science-based messages and methods to achieve lasting exercise motivation across healthcare, wellness, and fitness contexts. 

Dr. Segar is a behavioral sustainability scientist and author of No Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. Her provocative and counter-intuitive insights on how to achieve the consistent decisions that underlie sustainable behavior change are based on a deep understanding of how to convert complex science into easy-to-use methods. Her "rebranding health as well-being" call-to-action and thoughtful leadership have been changing the conversation about how to more deeply engage and cultivate health-related sustainable behavior change among consumers, patients, and employees. 


Fall 2018 - Dr. Keri L. Schadler

Keri Shcadler

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Pediatrics Research

Exercise to improve chemotherapy efficacy: Evidence in mice and men

Dr. Schadler's lab has two broad categories of interest: tumor vascular biology and the utilization of exercise as a therapeutic adjvant. They use mouse models of pediatric bone sarcomas and melanoma to a) determine the molecular pathways in tumor endothelium that regulate the vascular response to exercise; b) determine how the anti-tumor immune response is changed by exercise; c) determine whether exercise and diet modifications can be used to protect against chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity; d) identify potential therapeutic targets in tumor endothelium to induce tumor vessel normalization. 


Past Distinguished Lectures

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018