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    Portland Observer Section O Thuraday, Jane 3, 1976 Page 7
University conducts tests on
A unique study that should provide
insight into the effects of long term
exercise on the human body has begun on
the University of Oregon campus. Sub­
jects for the tests are 50 to 100 of the
riders in the Bikecentennial 4.000 mile
cross-country bike ride now leaving from
Tests will be conducted in Eugene then
again near the end of the ride at the
University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Cliff Brubaker, a former University of
Oregon professor of physical education,
now at the University of Virginia, is the
principal investigator for the series of
tests. He says a comparison of the results
from University of Oregon and Univer­
sity of Virginia tests may help determine
the extent and type of overuse injuries
that result from prolonged cycling.
Researchers already know that too
much exercise can sometimes be harmful.
It can cause bone and joint injuries,
muscle strain and many more problems.
Brubaker said.
With this study Brubaker and his
associates hope to be able to learn why
and how some of these things happen.
They also speculate that the physical
condition of some of the people will have
deteriorated by the time they reach their
destination of Jamestown. Virginia.
Brubaker says this is probably the first
opportunity to study a group of people
over a long period of time who are
participating in nearly continuous exer­
cise. It's also a different type of person
than generally studied. Says Brubaker.
“While many of these are people who are
in top physical condition, they are not
equivalent to the highly trained athletes
that are generally studied."
At the University of Oregon the
testing will be done in the Human
Performance Laboratory (part of ■she
College of Health, Physical Education anoi
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campus locations,
brubaker says he chose the University of
Oregon facility because it was near the
beginning of the race and “it’s the only
testing lab in the state geared toward the
study of stress."
Helping Brubaker to conduct the Uni­
versity of Oregon testing will be Eugene
Evonuk. director of the performance
laboratory and several University of
Oregon graduate students.
The participants will be given tests for
strength, work capacity, pulmonary
function, cardiovascular, body compost
tion and blood analysis. They also will be
weighed and measured.
The subjects also will be tested at
Sacred Heart Hospital (Eugene) where
they will receive an “echo-cardiogram."
which when readministered in Virginia
will let the researchers know whether or
not an individual's heart has grown in size
or strengthened.
Brubaker says he got involved in the
testing when Bob Buccini. an under­
graduate at Virginia, brought the Bike-
centennial to his attention. He was able
to get funding for the project through the
Biomedical Studies Grant program at the
University of Virginia.
Conducting research along with Bru­
baker in Virginia will be Richard Cramp-
ton. M.D., University of Virginia profes­
sor of medicine; Daniel Kurland. M.D.,
assistant professor of orthopedic surgery
at University of Virginia, and Karen
Kuehl, a Ph.D. research fellow with the
department of biochemistry at the Uni­
versity of Virginia.
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Work study programs
aid administrative careers
Applications are being accepted
through June 11, 1976. for the Portland
Metropolitan Steering Committee-EOA
i Incorporated I sponsored Summer Work
Study Program in Health Administration
for Minority Group Students. A $500 per
month stipend is offered, subject to the
availability of funds. The program is
funded through the Association of Uni­
versity Programs in Health Administra­
tion and is scheduled for July and
The objective of the Program is to
motivate minority group college students
to identify health care administration as a
realistic goal by providing them with
meaningful work study experience and
assistance which will encourage said
students to actively pursue and enter the
field of health care administration.
Lorrain Duncan, Director of Special
Programs and Coordinator of the Pro­
gram said. "The work study experience
which places undergraduate minority
group students in summer work study
positions in hospitals and other health
care organizations is designed to provide
the students with a basic understanding
effects of long term exercise
and awareness of the operation and ad­
ministration of the health care institu­
tion. The health care administrator who
accepts the work-study preceptorship
constructs a work experience with the
student which is designed to expose
him her to all other areas of the facility's
Ms. Duncan said. "The Program is
primarily designed, but not limited to,
sophomore and junior minority group
s tu d e n ts p u rsu in g u n d er g ra d u a te
degrees in business administration and
related fields «accounting, economics,
finance, etc.). The student must have an
interest in health administration and a
desire to learn about the field."
Ms. Duncan pointed out that local
support has been encouraging.
Duncan said. “The following health >rga-
nizations have made a commitment to the
program and will be placing students:
Emanuel Hospital. Oregon State Health
Department. St. Vincent Hospital the
Veterans' Hospital. Providence Hospital
and Kaiser Hospital."
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