Jae Kun Shim, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology) joined the University of Maryland after completing his PhD in biomechanics/engineering at Penn State in 2005. He has published 40 articles on the biomechanics of human locomotion. One of his current interests is studying the biomechanics of lower limb prostheses to eventually facilitate increased levels of physical activity in lower limb amputees, which is important because CVD is the primary cause of death in lower limb amputees, possibly because of their very low levels of physical activity. Trainees could become involved in these studies at a number of levels. Dr. Shim has already mentored a substantial number of masters, doctoral, and undergraduate students in his lab.

 

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