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Athletes and Scholars: Understanding Wellness in Urban Sports

Featuring Calvin L. Cole Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of Rochester Medical Center
Joanne Larson The Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education, Warner School of Education Associate Director of Research, Center for Urban Education Success

Eric Robinson Athletic Director, East High School and moderated by Gerard and Karen Iglesia Sports Reporters, Primetime Ballers

Students who play sports face additional challenges as they pursue achieving peak performance in both their academic and sports endeavors. Students from marginalized communities often do not have access to the resources that can have a tremendous impact on their overall school experience and enhance the student’s ability to navigate both the academic and physical performance challenges associated with playing competitive high school sports.

Join the Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) for a conversation with Calvin L. Cole, Joanne Larson, Eric Robinson, and student athletes from East High School about the strategies the Center for Human Athleticism Musculoskeletal Performance and Prevention (CHAMPP) developed for East High students who play sports. The three-point intervention strategy includes injury prevention, increased access to healthcare, academic assistance, and mentorship. Hear about the results that have been achieved by the students using these strategies and how they can be implemented at other schools.

We kindly ask that you register in advance. If you have a question you would like to share with our speakers in advance, please include it on your form when you register. They will answer as many of the participants' questions as time allows.

A link to access the online program will be included in your confirmation email upon registering.


This program is part of the CUES Webinar Series.
The University of Rochester’s Center for Urban Education Success (CUES) offers a new Research Webinar Series to provide community stakeholders a better understanding of the Center’s research on urban schools and the University’s work at East High as an educational partnership organization (EPO). The series will share the relevance of this educational research to the Rochester community and beyond.

The CUES leadership team includes: Shaun Nelms ’13W (EDD), the William & Sheila Konar Director of CUES, and superintendent of East High; Joanne Larson, associate director of research of CUES, and the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education; and Valerie Lieberman Marsh ’16W (PhD), assistant director for CUES, and assistant professor at Warner.

Monday, May 17 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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