BIOMS United Student Organization

Each Spring semester, BIOMS graduate students elect 2 BIOMS United Coordinators to serve and represent them during the academic year. The responsibilities of the BIOMS United Coordinators include:

  • Plan social events for BIOMS faculty and students
  • Organize two professional development events each semester geared towards BIOMS graduate student needs
  • Act as liaison between faculty and graduate students by attending the Fall and Spring BIOMS Faculty meeting
  • Present a BIOMS Seminar in Fall semester titled “BIOMS FAQ”
  • Assist Academic Support Coordinator when requested
Shawn Hanlon

Shawn Hanlon

BIOMS United Coordinator, 2019

Shawn is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science program in the Muscle and Tendon Performance Lab under the advisement of Dr. Karin Grävare Silbernagel. Shawn earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Rowan University and his Master of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Delaware while working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for UD athletics. Prior to starting his PhD, Shawn served as Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer at Lincoln University. He has held leadership positions and presented research at the state, regional, and national level. Shawn’s research focus is improving conservative management of Achilles tendinopathy for the physically active. He lives in Pike Creek, DE with his wife, Sarah (UDPT 15’) and their spoiled dog, Tucker.
Katie Hunzinger

Katie Hunzinger

BIOMS United Coordinator, 2019

Katie is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program at the University of Delaware. Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Northern Illinois University where she was a member of their Women’s Division I Rugby Team. Katie then earned her Master of Science in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University where she completed her thesis entitled, “The Influence of Stride Length, Knee Stiffness, and Leg Strength on the Associations Between Bone Mineral Density, Lean and Fat Mass, and Knee Joint Compressive Forces Among Older Adults with Knee Osteoarthritis” under the direction of Dr. Stephen Messier. Prior to the University of Delaware, Katie worked as a clinical exercise physiologist and clinical researcher for Wake Forest University, a strength and conditioning educator for USA Rugby, and a rugby referee. Katie’s research interest is focused on subsequent musculoskeletal injuries following a concussion in the athletic and military populations.

Previous BIOMS United Coordinators

Kathleen Madara, 2015-2016

Hiral Master 2016-2019

Previous BIOMS United Events

  • Working in Industry with Drs. Greenspan, Dos Santos, Strat, and Matthews
    Date: October 7, 2020
  • Contract Negotiations with Dr. Jeka
    Date: October 2, 2019
  • Innovation, Health, and Design: Creating Wearables to Improve Quality of Life with Dr. Hall
    Date: March 13, 2019
  • How to Navigate Industry Post PhD with Drs. Rose, Pryor, and Rapp van Roden
    Date: Nov 7, 2018
  • Art & Science of Grant Writing with Dr. Snyder-Mackler
    Date: Oct 10, 2018
  • Ways to Translate Research from “Lab to Community” with Dr. Galloway
    Date: Feb 7th, 2017
  • How to Pursue a Career in Academia with Dr. Binder–MacLeod
    Date: Nov 3, 2016