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Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence

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Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence

Last Updated: 7/13/15

PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

Published Research Abstracts and Presentations

  1. Cornell, D.J., Ebersole, K.T., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2014). Predicting “failing” Functional Movement Screen™ scores utilizing the Y-balance test among active firefighters and candidates. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(5S), S118. Poster presented at the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, May 28.
  2. Ebersole, K.T., Gnacinski, S.L., Cornell, D.J., Gayhart, S.G., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2014). The influence of firefighter training academies on measures of fitness and performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(5S), S118. Poster presented at the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting, Orlando, FL, USA, May 28.

National Research Presentations

  1. Thorp, L.A., Ebersole, K.T., Gayhart, S.B., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Morgan, A.J., Conlon, J.K., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2014). Using the Functional Movement Screen™ to assess performance in the occupational athlete. Poster presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY, USA, April 4.
  2. Van Dorin, A.I., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2014). Y-test determination of injury preventiveness within Milwaukee firefighter recruits. Poster presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY, USA, April 4.

Regional Research Presentations

  1. Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Zamzow, A., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K.T. (2014). Influence of firefighter recruit training programs on measures of health and fitness. Poster presented at the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Midwest Chapter Regional Meeting, Merrillville, IN, USA, November 8.

Local Presentations

  1. Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K.T. (2015). Longitudinal influence of a firefighter recruit training program on measures of muscular strength. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, May 1.
  2. Ford, E.E., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Zander, R.A., & Gnacinski, S.L. (2015). Relationship between balance and measures of fitness and strength in firefighters. Poster presented at the UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity, Milwaukee, WI, USA, April 24.
  3. Cornell, D.J., Ebersole, K.T., Gnacinski, S.L., & Mims, J. (2014). Longitudinal influence of a firefighter recruit training program on measures of obesity. Oral presentation and poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 5. #### 3rd Place Award in Graduate Student Podium Presentation Competition
  4. Langford, M.H., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2014). Estimating power production during a tire flip task in firefighter recruits. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Spring Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, May 2.
  5. Cornell, D.J., Ebersole, K.T., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2013). Reach asymmetry on the Y-Balance Test does not predict a "failing" Functional Movement Screen™ score among active firefighters and candidates. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6.
  6. Flees, R.J., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2013). Relationship between muscular strength and muscular endurance tests. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6.
  7. Gayhart, S.B., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2013). Relationship between Y-Balance Test scores and BOMB throw, 1RM squat, and sit-and-reach performance. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6.
  8. Gnacinski, S.L., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., Mims, J., & Meyer, B.B. (2013). Examining the effect of a recruit training program on the heart rate recovery of firefighter recruits. Poster and oral presentation at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6. #### 1st Place Award in Graduate Student Podium Presentation Competition
  9. Grindeland, S.J., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2013). Factors that influence heart rate maximum in cadet firefighters. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6.
  10. Sanger, P.J., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Gayhart, S.B., & Mims, J. (2013). Measures of power and strength related to firefighter performance. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6.
  11. Thorp, L.A., Ebersole, K.T., Gayhart, S.B., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Morgan, A.J., Conlon, J.K., Sanger, P.J., & Mims, J. (2013). Using the Functional Movement Screen™ to assess performance in the occupational athlete. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, College of Health Sciences Fall Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, December 6.
  12. Sanger, P.J., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Morgan, A.J., Conlon, J.K., & Gayhart, S.B. (2013). Functional movement and measures of power and strength in firefighters. Poster presented at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Undergraduate Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA, April 19.

PUBLICATIONS

Research Manuscripts in Publication (referred journals)

  1. Gnacinski, S.L., Ebersole, K.T., Cornell, D.J., Mims, J., Zamzow, A., & Meyer, B.B. (in press). Firefighters’ cardiovascular health and fitness: An assessment of heart rate recovery and maximal oxygen uptake training adaptations that occur during firefighter training academies. Work.
  2. Gnacinski, S.L., Meyer, B.B., Cornell, D.J., Mims, J., Zalewski, K.R., & Ebersole, K.T. (in press). Tactical athletes: An integrated approach to understanding and enhancing the health and performance of firefighters-in-training. International Journal of Exercise Science.
  3. Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Langford, M.H., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K.T. (2015). Backwards overhead medicine ball throw and counter movement jump performance among firefighter candidates. Journal of Trainology, 4(1), 11–14.

Professional Development Publications

  1. Gnacinski, S.L., Meyer B.B., & Ebersole, K.T. (2012). Backdraft: The use of applied sport psychology to characterize firefighter performance. Performance Excellence Movement Newsletter, 2-4. Retrieved from https://www.appliedsportpsych.org/files/2012PEMFinal.pdf.

Research Manuscripts in Review (referred journals)

  1. Cornell, D.J., Gnacinski, S.L., Zamzow, A., Mims, J., & Ebersole, K.T. (in review). Influence of obesity on movement efficiency among firefighter recruits. WORK.

Research Manuscripts in Revision (referred journals)

Research Manuscripts in Preparation (referred journals)

GRANT SUBMISSIONS

Funded

  1. Cornell, D.J. [PI], & Ebersole, K.T. (2015-2016). Influence of a Corrective Exercise Intervention on Movement in Firefighters. Doctoral Research Grant, National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF), $12,875 [Funded].
  2. Gnacinski, S. L. [PI], Meyer, B.B., Ebersole, K.T., & Zalewski, K.R. (2013). Occupational athletes: An integrated approach to understanding firefighter performance. College of Health Sciences Student Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $500 [Funded].

Not Funded

  1. Cornell, D.J. [PI], & Ebersole, K.T. (2013). Physiological Performance of Firefighters with and without Personal Protective Equipment. Doctoral Research Grant, National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF), $9,900 [Not Funded].