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Shake It Off Supports UD Parkinson’s Research

Shake It Off, a nonprofit organization working to bring awareness about exercise therapies and other research for Parkinson’s disease, recently gave $50,000 to the College of Health Sciences. Jodi Cianci, a member of the UD Class of 1988, presented the check from her family’s nonprofit to Christopher Knight, whose lab in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology studies the effects of speed work on individuals with movement disorders like Parkinson’s. With this donation, Shake It Off has given more than $200,000 in support of Knight’s lab.

To see this collaboration in action, check out this video from Ashley Barnas earlier this year.

Rebecca Daniels, MS Represents KAAP at New England ACSM Fall Meeting

On Thursday November 8th, Rebecca Daniels will deliver a talk entitled “Prolonged Duration of Knee Extensor Activity During Cycling in Parkinson’s Disease” at the Fall Meeting of the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. Rebecca is a Master’s Degree Finalist in the Student Investigator Awards. This research was supported by Shake It Off., Inc. of West Chester PA.