Graduate Scholars Conference 2020


Students in St. Ambrose University graduate programs presented their work from the past academic year.

To be included in this year's conference, students submitted an abstract from research projects, case studies, implementation projects, or other program or discipline-specific type of projects. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their work was shared over Webex. Here is the recorded video; you can follow along using the agenda below.


3-3:10 p.m.
Welcome by Mike Puthoff, PT, PhD
Dean of Graduate Studies

3:10-3:22 p.m.
Bullying is more strongly associated with "feeling always blue" in girls than in boys: Rothman's test for additive interaction
Amberly Solorzano - Master of Public Health student

3:22-3:34 p.m.
The validation of Garmin Forerunner 630 watches in predicting maximal oxygen uptake in hyperthermic training conditions
Anthony Peters - Master of Science in Exercise Physiology student

3:34-3:48 p.m.
Animal-assisted therapy for individuals with dementia: an occupational therapy perspective and program protocol
Erin Hocker - Occupational Therapy Doctorate student

3:48-4 p.m.
Do physician assistants provide safe and adequate care to critically ill patients in the acute care setting?
Tyler Meseke - Master of Physician Assistant Studies student

4-4:12 p.m.
The application of a clinical practice guideline to improve locomotor function in a patient with chronic stroke
Kaitlyn Wright and Kelly Michalski - Doctor of Physical Therapy students

4:12-4:24 p.m.
Progress monitoring of the effect of see the sound visual phonics on single word decoding skill acquisition
Clarissa Thomas - Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology student

4:24-4:30 p.m.
Closing by Mike Puthoff

For more information, contact Dr. Michael Puthoff at 563-333-6009 or


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