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BME Postdoctoral fellow Rebecca Krupenevich, working in Prof Jason Franz’s Applied Biomechanics Lab, has received one of five 2021 Awards for Research Excellence at UNC. Dr Krupenevich earned her PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Maryland where she investigated age-related differences in walking biomechanics. Her current research focuses on how changes in foot musculoskeletal structure and function contribute to impaired mobility in older adults. Her research aims to increase our understanding of neuromechanical mechanisms underlying age-related mobility impairment to support improving the health and welfare of our aging population. Krupenevich is funded by a National Research Service Award (NRSA F32) from the National Institute on Aging.

The Postdoctoral Awards for Research Excellence at UNC- Chapel Hill are given annually in recognition of the research promise demonstrated by individual postdoctoral scholars. The awards are open to postdoctoral scholars in all disciplines and are designed to assist in professional development by supporting the recipients in conference travel, purchasing books, lab materials, or engaging in other scholarly activities that directly enhance the individual’s professional growth. Each recipient receives a monetary award of $1,200 along with a plaque. Congratulations to Dr Rebecca Krupenevich on this award. To read more on the 2021 Postdoc Awards for Research Excellence, visit UNC’s website here.   


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