The Sports Medicine and Movement Lab Students Prevail at Regional SEACSM Conference

March 7, 2018

Gabby Gilmer and Gretchen OliverSeveral researchers from the School of Kinesiology’s Sports Medicine and Movement Lab recently returned from the regional South East American College of Sports Medicine (SEACSM) annual meeting. Lab researchers made ten separate presentations (1 podium, 1 award poster session, 5 poster sessions, and 3 thematic posters).

“All of these presentations were student first authored,” said Gretchen Oliver, Ph.D., Sports Medicine and Movement Lab director. “This is very impressive on many fronts. The fact that we had ten presentations that were student first author is very telling of the work the students are performing and speaks volumes to their hard work and high capacity for excellence. It is also significant that each student’s research presented has either been accepted for publication; is in revisions for publication; or is in initial review. To say the least, I am very proud of their work and dedication, and look forward to their continuing to do great work.”

One of the students, Gabby Gilmer, won first place for the SEACSM Undergraduate Student Research Award. Her presentation was “Effects of Lumbopelvic-Hip Complex Stability on Overhead Throwing Mechanics Amongst Collegiate Softball Athletes.”

This research has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation ( This publication has Gilmer as first author with co-authors Jeff Dugas (Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, St. Vincent’s collaboration) and Dr. James Andrews (Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine), who is on the Sports Medicine and Movement Lab’s Advisory Board and also serves as a mentor to Dr. Oliver.

“I was so proud of the presence the students had at the conference,” Oliver said. “And then at the end of the day for Gabby to take home the Undergraduate Research Award, well it just solidified a great weekend for the School of Kinesiology’s Sports Medicine and Movement Lab. These students make the Sports Medicine and Movement Lab great! They have the ‘want to’ and they believe in the ‘process.’ This is an example of what can be achieved when everyone buys in and works together as a team.”