Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Yuki Sugimoto: Winner of the Theodore & Loretta Williams Research Fund for Arts Health Award in HHS for 2017-2018!

Yuki Sugimoto at her desk

Congratulations to Yuki Sugimoto, who has been selected to receive the Theodore & Loretta Williams Research Fund for Arts Health Award in HHS for 2017-2018!

This award was established 2005 by Charles R. and Kathleen Williams to honor their parents, Theodore and Loretta Williams. This fund supports a graduate student from any department in the School of Health and Human Sciences who plans to conduct a research project focusing on some aspect of arts health.

Yuki’s project focuses on visual disturbances and chronic ankle instability (CAI) particualry in dancers. This project will determine if dancers with CAI are fixating their vision on a point to maintain balance. The hypothesis is that dancers with CAI will upgrade their visual sensory system to focus on a point in order to maintain balance in both single- and double-limb stance. Way to go Yuki!