Marquette University News Release

“Exercise as Medicine” is topic of next ‘Marquette Presents’ forum

January 15, 2014

Event Information:
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 7:15 – 9:30 a.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

A panel of experts in exercise science and physical therapy from the Marquette University College of Health Sciences will headline the next Marquette Presents forum: “Exercise as Medicine, Part 1: Optimizing Health and Wellness.” The free forum is Thursday, Jan. 30, at 7:15 a.m. in the third-floor Monaghan Ballroom in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

“According to recent statistics, more than 65 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese,” said Kristin Kipp, Marquette University wellness coordinator. “It’s an epidemic with staggering implications on the nation’s health and economy, but the effects of this epidemic can be reversed by educating people and motivating them to be active and get healthy.”

Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences and director of the Integrative Neuroscience Research Center, will moderate the expert panel, which includes:

  • Dr. Marie Hoeger Bement, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences. Bement’s research includes the effects of exercise on chronic pain perception.
  • Dr. Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences. Hunter studies neuromuscular function and fatigue, especially within the variables of stress, age and sex.
  • Dr. Alexander Ng, associate professor of exercise science in the College of Health Sciences. Ng’s work involves neuromuscular control in chronic disease states.

Marquette Presents is a forum series developed by the College of Health Sciences at Marquette University to focus on community health issues. Previous forums in the series featured experts on the topics of depression, sports-related concussion, schizophrenia and addiction

The forum is free and open to the public, and includes a complimentary continental breakfast. Free parking is also available in the 16th Street Parking Structure, located between Wisconsin Ave. and Wells St. Registration is required and available online at

Media interested in attending the event or interviewing the panelists should contact Jesse Lee, senior communication specialist for the College of Health Sciences, at (414) 288-4984 or


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Jesse is a senior communication specialist for the College of Health Sciences in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Jesse at (414) 288-4984 or View all posts by .