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Huffines Podcast 288-  Dr. Lightfoot’s Guidance in The World of Academia

Huffines Podcast 288- Dr. Lightfoot’s Guidance in The World of Academia

Today’s podcast guest is the one and only Dr. Tim Lightfoot! Dr. Timothy Lightfoot is currently the Debbie and Mike Hilliard Endowed Professor of Kinesiology and the Executive Director of the Sydney and JL Huffines Institute for Sports Medicine and Human Performance at Texas A&M University and is joining us to talk about the path through academia. Dr. Lightfoot has written two books, “ Surviving Your First Five Years As A Faculty Member: Living and Prospering in Academia” and “Finding the Be...
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283 | Catching Up with Former Huffines Staffer and Podcast Producer Kelli Selman - To China and Beyond!

283 | Catching Up with Former Huffines Staffer and Podcast Producer Kelli Selman - To China and Beyond!

We are excited to bring you a conversation with a former Huffines Institute podcast producer Ms. Kelli Selman and her adventures since leaving the Huffines Institute. This conversation is targeted to those individuals who want to work in the strength and conditioning field and illustrates how to get in the field and the opportunities available for those in the field. Did we mention China? If you want ACSM’s recommendations on exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic follow the link: bit.ly/E...
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279 | Dr. Tim Callaghan on Vaccine Hesitancy

279 | Dr. Tim Callaghan on Vaccine Hesitancy

Are you wondering why people don't want to get the COVID vaccine? Join the Huffines Institute podcast today as we talk 'vaccine hesitancy' with Dr. Tim Callaghan from the School of Public Health at Texas A&M. Why are some people not getting the COVID vaccination? How can we educate people about the vaccine? Can the government force us to get the vaccine? We talk about these topics and many others related to all things vaccine on this podcast!
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Hilliard Discussion 10 Video

Hilliard Discussion 10 Video

In the 10th Hilliard Discussion hosted by the Huffines Institute, the topic: "Does the scientific literature inhibit scientific truth?" is debated. Talking on the pro side of the topic is Dr. Brian Nosek, and talking on the con side is Dr. Andy Young. HD10 was held in an online format, on January 27th, 2021. Keep a look out next semester for HD11!
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Hilliard Discussion 10 Announcement Video

Hilliard Discussion 10 Announcement Video

The award winning Hilliard Discussions are back! But, there's a twist... Rather than the typical short lecture format, the Hilliard Discussions will be hosted as debates. What will this look like, you ask? Well, we will have two experts on opposing sides of a certain topic in the area of sports medicine and human performance. Then, they will debate and respectfully argue their points backed by evidence from their research/experience. Sounds fun, I know! Additionally, Hilliard Discuss...
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277 | Nobel Laureate, Human Rights Activist, and History in Exercise Physiology

277 | Nobel Laureate, Human Rights Activist, and History in Exercise Physiology

Dr. David Bassett is the Department Head of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bassett’s primary research looks at the measurement of physical activity in human energy expenditure. Today in the podcast, Dr. Bassett dives into the life and work of AV Hill. AV Hill’s research revolved around the heat production in muscle tissue, and even neurons. But what may be more impressive were his efforts to help society and science during WWII. Give the podcast ...
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275 | ACSM’s 64th President, Dr. NiCole Keith, Indiana University

275 | ACSM’s 64th President, Dr. NiCole Keith, Indiana University

Dr. NiCole Keith, the current president of the American College of Sports Medicine, joins us on the podcast today. She also fills many roles at Indiana University, including the position of Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the school of Health & Human Sciences, and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology. In the podcast, she talks about what ACSM is and her roles at ACSM. Additionally, she dives into the many ways ACSM addresses institutional racism and how they increase diversity in th...
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274 | Alien Sightings and Physiology

274 | Alien Sightings and Physiology

Our guest on the podcast today is Mr. Nathan Keller, who is a doctoral student in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University. Nathan’s research focuses on the role of artificial gravity as a countermeasure to muscle atrophy during human spaceflight. However, today he talks about a different project he has been working on. He dives into statistics and correlations of UFO sightings. He busts out some interesting graphs, so watch it if you can. But if listening is your thing, Nathan explains everything i...
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273 | Exercise Physiology of Super Heroes

273 | Exercise Physiology of Super Heroes

Dr. Jim Fluckey, Professor of Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, talks about a special class he gets to instruct every now and then. The class is about the physiology of superheroes. Yes, superheroes. The characters, like Superman and Batman, that you grew up idolizing. He explains that the class allows graduate students to take the knowledge they have learned about physiology, and apply it to something they find interesting. In order to explain the physiology of superheroes, the students have...
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272 | Deliberate Discomfort and Personal Growth

272 | Deliberate Discomfort and Personal Growth

Our guest, US Army Lt. Colonel Andy Riise, talks about how uncomfortable situations can be utilized to learn and grow. As a co-author and editor of the book Deliberate Discomfort, Lt. Col. Riise dives into the ways you can seek discomfort to fail, adapt, learn, and to better yourself. Often, adversity just appears without you wanting it, like in the case of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Lt. Col. Riise brings in his expertise in psychology to explain different ways to handle the current misfortu...
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