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New Initiative Addresses Physician Assistant Shortage in Underserved Areas throughout the State

BOONE—Appalachian State University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center announced today (Aug. 28) plans to expand the physician assistant (PA) program at the Wake Forest School of Medicine to Appalachian State University’s campus.

Registration opens for the High Country Triple Crown running series

BOONE—The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services (IHHS) at Appalachian State University announces the High Country Triple Crown, a series of three challenging and fun races covering beautiful mountain terrain. All proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run of the High Country, an afterschool program that inspires girls in the 3rd-8th grade to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum, which creatively integrates running.

Girls on the Run registration now open

BOONE—Another season of Girls on the Run begins the week of Feb. 4, sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services.

Participants sought for research study on the immune system

BOONE—Volunteers are being sought for a research study of the effect of the supplement Wellmune WGP on immune function and anti-viral activity.

Appalachian’s graduate school honors faculty

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Cratis D. Williams Graduate School recently honored seven members of its graduate faculty who have exhibited exemplary service to the university’s graduate students and programs. Their names and awards are as follows:

Runners and Appalachian’s Human Performance Lab add science to the Charlotte Marathon

N.C. RESEARCH CAMPUS—Recently, 55 runners did more than just compete in the annual Charlotte Thunder Road Marathon. They were part of a field trial conducted by the Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Laboratory.

Delegation from Ecuador visits Appalachian’s NCRC facility

BOONE—Rafael Correa, president of Ecuador, recently visited Appalachian State University’s Human Performance Lab located at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to learn more about the facility’s work to improve athletes’ and the general population’s fitness.

Black Saturday 5K held Nov. 10

BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Recreation Management Association (RMA) is holding the 4th Annual Black Saturday 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. The 5K will begin on campus, starting and finishing at the Holmes Convocation Center.

NIH-funded project to study effects of Tai Chi on anxiety and sleep in young adults

BOONE—Stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties are pressing problems facing today’s college students.

Dr. Karen Caldwell, a professor in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling in Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education, thinks practicing the art of Tai Chi can help students improve their quality of sleep and reduce stress.