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Jyovani Joubert is a senior exercise science student at Springfield College. In May 2010, he received an Undergraduate Research Supplement (URS) award to promote diversity in research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The URS award provided support for Joubert to gain research experience on an NIH Academic Research and Enhancement Award (R15), directed by Samuel Headley, Ph.D., Springfield College professor of exercise science. Reporting directly to Headley, Joubert serves as the research coordinator for the study, “The effect of short-term aerobic training on arterial stiffness and blood pressure in CKD patients.” The three-year R15 study is funded from September 2009 through August 2012.
On November 11, 2010, Joubert made a PowerPoint presentation at the Annual Conference of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, in Providence, Rhode Island. The title of his presentation was “The effect of a 48-week training program on heart rate recovery in CKD patients.” From there, he traveled to Chicago, and, on November 13, presented a research poster on his current work at a special session of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) annual meeting. The AHA scientific session was coordinated by NIH for Supplement Award recipients from across the country. Joubert is graduating with honors in Dec. 2010, and has begun to take prerequisite courses for his future application to medical school. He has applied for an NIH Post-Baccalaureate Supplement (PBS) award to continue his work on Headley’s research through August 2012. Should he receive the new NIH award, Joubert will continue to have support through the completion of Headley’s study.
Congratulations to Jyovani Joubert for all of his hard work!