DadeMatthews wins first place at Rapid Research Race

February 21, 2022

Obenga DadeMatthews headshotKinesiology doctoral candidate Oluwagbemiga (‘Gbenga) DadeMatthews won the Rapid Research Race at the 2022 Southeast – American College of Sports Medicine annual conference held Feb. 17-19 in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Rapid Research Race was developed in 2017 to present a broad scope preview of ongoing research being conducted by faculty and doctoral students in the Southeast. Now, researchers include master’s and undergraduate students as well. Participants are allowed two minutes to present their research and one minute to answer questions.

DadeMatthews won first place with his presentation, “Functional Performance and User Satisfaction of Lower Limb Prosthesis Clients.” He conducts research under Professor JoEllen Sefton in the Warrior Research Center. He is involved in tactical athlete performance optimization, injury prevention, medical device satisfaction, and health-related quality of life research. DadeMatthews is also a skilled general practice physician.

The American College of Sports Medicine advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. The Southeast ACSM Regional Chapter, or SEACSM, has a strong record of excellence in supporting the mission of ACSM and leads the way in program design, student development and membership involvement. SEACSM serves members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.