Major areas of recent research

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Funding

Principal investigator

2015-2020
National Institute of Aging R01 [R01 AG048262-01A1] ‘Fatigability of Limb Muscle in Older Adults: Protective Effects of Exercise.’ (C0-PI with Robert Fitts)

2015
Women’s Health Research Program at Medical College of Wisconsin. “Neuromuscular Function in Women postpartum”

2014-2016
National Institute of Aging R21 [R21 AG0457661] “Motor Function in Older Adults: the Importance of Apolipoprotein-E ?4 Inheritance.”

2014-2017
Way Klingler Fellowship at Marquette University “Neuromuscular Fatigue in People with Type 2 Diabetes”

2011-2014
National Institute of Aging R15 [R15AG039697] “Neuromuscular Fatigue: Sex and Age Differences

2011
Women’s and Gender Studies Collaborative Research Scholarship, Marquette University. “Gender Bias in Exercise Performance: Physiology or Participation”

2010-2012
CTSI Brain Imaging Pilot Grants (Medical College of Wisconsin) “Brain Activation and the Stress Response During Motor Performance in Older Adults

2008-2011
National Institute of Aging R15 [R15AG30730] “Neuromuscular Fatigue in Old Adults”

Co-investigator

2014-2017
National Institute of Health R15 [1R15NS084130] (PI: Hyngstrom A) “Title: Neural Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue Post Stroke”

2014-2016
National Institute of Health R21 [R21NS088818] (PI: Hyngstrom A) “Impaired Blood Flow and Neuromuscular Fatigue Post Stroke”

2013-2014
Clinical and Translational Science Institute of South East WI Small Pilot Grant (PI: Hyngstrom A) “Effects of Altered Perfusion on Neuromuscular Fatigue and Leg Function Post Stroke”

2011-2011
Clinical and Translational Science Institute of South East WI Small Pilot Grant (PI: Hyngstrom, A) “Mechanisms of Neuromuscular Fatigue Post Stroke”

2010-2011
American Heart Association Clinical Research Program (PI: Hyngstrom, A) “Leg Muscle Fatigue and Motor Function Post Stroke”

2009-2011
CTSI Doctoral Research Grant (Medical College of Wisconsin) “The Influence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on Motor Impairment in Veterans”

Honors and awards (from 2005)

2015
Appointed associate editor of Exercise and Sports Science Reviews

2014
Marquette University Excellence in Teaching Award

2014
Way Klingler Research in Science Fellowship, Marquette University

2014
Appointed associate editor of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

2013
National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute Musculoskeletal Workgroup: Decadal Study workgroup that generated a report on “The Impact of Sex and Gender on Adaptation to Space.”

2013
College of Health Sciences Edward Carroll Teacher of the Year Award, Marquette University

2008
Dr. Judith Stitt Women’s Faculty Scholarship: Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

2007
Way Klingler Young Scholar Award, Marquette University

2005
Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM)

 

Professional publications

Refeered Journals (latest of 75)

Durand M, Schaefer K, Hunter SK, Schmit BD and Hyngstrom AS. Impaired Hyperemic Response to Exercise Post Stroke. PLOS One. Accepted for publication November 17, 2015

Senefeld J, Smith C and Hunter SK. Sex differences in participation, performance and the age of ultramarathon runners. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Accepted for publication Oct 17, 2015

Hunter SK. Sex differences in fatigability of dynamic contractions. Experimental Physiology Oct 6, 2015. [Epub ahead of print].  doi: 10.1113/EP085370. PMID: 26440505

Senefeld J, Joyner MJ, Stevens AA and Hunter SK. Sex differences in elite swimming with advanced age are less than marathon running.  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.  Jan;26(1):17-28, 2016 PMID: 25648250

Stolzman S, Danduran M, Hunter SK and Hoeger Bement M. Pain response after maximal aerobic exercise in adolescents across weight status. Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise.  Nov;47(11):2431-40, 2015.  PMCID: PMC4598265

Yoon T, Doyel R, Widule C and Hunter SK. Sex differences with aging in the fatigability of dynamic contractions. Experimental Gerontology.  Oct;70:1-10, 2015

Pereira HM, Spears VC, Schlinder-Delap B, Yoon T, Harkins A, Nielson KA, Hoeger-Bement M and Hunter SK. Sex differences in arm muscle fatigability with cognitive demand in older adults. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Aug;473(8):2568-77. 2015. PMID: 25712862

Pereira HM, Spears VC, Schlinder-Delap B, Yoon T, Nielson KA and Hunter SK. Age and sex differences in steadiness of elbow flexor muscles with imposed cognitive demand. European Journal of Exercise Physiology, Jun;115(6):1367-79, 2015. PMID: 25633070

Hunter SK, Joyner MJ and Jones AW. Last Word on Veiwpoint: The two-hour marathon: what's the equivalent for women? Journal of Applied Physiology. May 15;118(10):1329, 2015

Hunter SK, Joyner MJ and Jones AW. The two-hour marathon: what's the equivalent for women? Journal of Applied Physiology. May 15;118(10):1321-3, 2015

Kuhnen HR, Rybar MM, Onushko T, Doyel R, Hunter SK, Schmit BD and Hyngstrom AS. The stroke-related effects on maximal dynamic hip flexor fatigability and functional implications. Muscle Nerve. 51(3):446-8, 2015. PMID: 25399720

Deaner RO, Carter RE, Joyner MJ, Hunter SK. Men are more likely than women to slow in the marathon. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47(3):607-16, 2015.  PMID: 24983344

Lemley K, Hunter SK & Hoeger Bement MK.  Conditioned pain modulation predicts exercise-induced hypoalgesia in healthy adults. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise  47(1):176-84, 2015. PMID: 24870571

Ploutz-Snyder L, Bloomfield S, Bemben D, Hunter SK, Smith SM, Templeton K. Effects of sex and gender on adaptation to space: musculoskeletal health. Invited review Journal of Women’s Health Nov;23(11):963-6, 2014. PMCID: PMC4235589

Yoon T, Vanden Noven ML, Nielson KA, Hunter SK. Brain areas associated with force steadiness and intensity during isometric ankle dorsiflexion in men and women. Experimental Brain Research 232(10): 3133-3145, 2014. PMCID: PMC4172577

Vanden Noven M, Pereira HM, Yoon T, Stevens AA, Nielson KA, & Hunter SK.  Motor variability during sustained contractions increases with cognitive demand in older adults  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience May, Volume 6, Article 97, 2014. PMCID: PMC4033244

Keller-Ross ML, Pereira H, Pruse J, Yoon T, Schlinder-Delap B, Nielson KA, & Hunter SK. Stressor-induced increase in muscle fatigability of young men and women is predicted by strength but not voluntary activation.  Journal of Applied Physiology Apr;116(7):767-78, 2014.  PMCID: PMC3972745.

Rybar M, Walker E, Kuhnen HR, Ouellette D, Hunter SK & Hyngstrom AS. The stroke-related effects of hip flexion fatigue on over ground walking. Gait and Posture Apr;39(4):1103-8, 2014. PMCID: PMC4007512

Hunter SK. Sex differences in human fatigability: mechanisms and insight to physiological responses. (Invited Review) Acta Physiologica, 210(4), 768–789, 2014.  PMCID: PMC4111134

Harmer AR, Ruell PA, Hunter SK, McKenna MJ, Thom JM, Chisholm DJ, Flack JR. Effects of type 1 diabetes, sprint training and sex on skeletal muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca2+ uptake and Ca2+-ATPase activity.  Journal of Physiology 592 (Pt 3):523-35, 2014.  PMID: 24297852

Keller-Ross ML, Schlinder-Delap B, Doyel R, Larsen G  & Hunter SK.  Muscle fatigability and control in men with posttraumatic stress disorder. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise  Jul;46(7):1302-13, 2014. PMID: 24389520

 

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