University of Michigan Students Visit SKERI

photo of people surrounding a table with a laptop, a notebook and a cofee cup on it

Last week, SKERI hosted a group of trainees from the University of Michigan Kinesiology program. The visit was organized by Dr. Haylie Miller, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, and funded by a generous donation by a UM Kinesiology alum.

group photo of SKERI staff and UM visitors

The goal of the visit was to expose the trainees to questions, techniques, and possibilities available in vision and oculomotor research that they can incorporate into their own studies of motor control, movement/falls prevention, and human biomechanics.

At SKERI, the group had an opportunity to participate in ongoing studies, observe a number of techniques and interact with leading researchers in the fields of vision and vision deficits, sensory integration, oculomotor control, blindness, and low vision/blindness rehabilitation and engineering. The group capped of the highly productive week with a Colloquium given by one of the trainees – Dr. James Brissenden (a postdoctoral fellow in Taraz Lee’s Cognition, Control, and Action Lab at the University of Michigan).

collage of 3 photos showing trainees observing and listening to SKERI scientists discuss their research

We look forward to hosting these visits in the future and continue to build connections between the motor and sensory research communities.