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Lakeville Student Publishes Scientific Research

Johnson is the first student from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Minnesota to be published in the Journal of Athletic Medicine.

Madeline Kay Johnson, a University of WisconsinEau Claire junior biology major from Lakeville, is the lead author of an article published in an international athletic medicine journal this month.

The article, published in the Journal of Athletic Medicine, focuses on the research Johnson conducted with Dr. Robert Stow, UW-Eau Claire, Department of Kinesiology. The article can be found online at http://www.jampub.com/index.php/JAM/issue/current.

The journal article, titled “Do Football Players Have a Greater Risk of Developing a Hip Impingement,” investigated the hip characteristics of collegiate level football players in relation to the characteristics of patients suffering from femoroacetabular impingement. In addition, examination of football playing position was analyzed to see if differences arose.

Johnson has been working on this project, through a Blugold Foundation Fellowship with Dr. Matt Evans, UWEau Claire professor, for two years. Johnson is the first student from UWEau Claire, and Wisconsin and Minnesota, to be published in the Journal of Athletic Medicine. The Journal of Athletic Medicine is an international journal providing undergraduate, graduate, Residency, Fellowship, and postgraduate students the opportunity to submit original research or professional articles for publication using a peer review format.

This summer, Johnson was selected among five other outstanding college students pursuing a career in sports medicine for an intern program at Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists in the Twin Cities.

Her understanding of scientific research methodology and interest in orthopedics and sports medicine were part of the selection process. Johnson is enrolled in the premed program at UWEau Claire and plans on becoming a physician assistant in the orthopedics area.

Local Eau Claire physicians, Drs. Nathaniel Stewart (Orthopedic Surgeon, Chippewa Valley Orthopedic & Sports Medicine) and Karl Stein (Radiologist, Sacred Heart Hospital), Dr. Jeff Goodman (UWEau Claire) and senior athletic training students (UWEau Claire) also contributed to this project. 

— This is a press release from the Journal of Athletic Medicine

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