03 February 2017
The unexpected impacts of giving
A doctoral student in the Curry School’s sports medicine program, Lindsay Slater is a perfect example of how giving can have far-reaching impacts.As a child, Slater turned to figure skating to pass the hours at the ice rink while her brother played hockey. By the time she got to college she was good enough to walk on to Miami University’s varsity synchronized skating team, which won the U.S. Collegiate National Championship in her sophomore and junior years.
After that, she stopped competing so she could focus on her undergraduate studies, though she went on to chose a graduate major that was inspired by her experience as an athlete: biomechanics, especially the study of sports movement. Once Slater had earned her master’s degree, the obvious next step was to conduct research at the Curry School’s Exercise and Sports Injury Laboratory, which is part of the Department of Kinesiology.
“I wanted an innovative program on the front lines of lower-extremity injury research,” Slater said. “The research environment at the Curry School is above and beyond others in the sports medicine field. This is my dream to be here.”
Read the full story in the Curry online magazine.