PEAK LAB: Physical-Exercise-Activity- Kinesiology
Providing novel exercise testing techniques and state of the art services.
The PEAK Lab supports investigators conducting multidisciplinary and translational (T1-T4) research related to all forms of human movement (e.g., physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behavior) within the University of Rochester. Dr. Mustian and her staff provide consulting services for investigators in all stages of career and study development. Services include: concept development, implementation, assessment, staff training, and fidelity and quality assurance assistance. We support local, investigator-initiated studies and also very large, complex, nationwide, multi-center clinical trials (phase I-IV). The Lab supports government, foundation and industry-sponsored studies and has a proven track record of successfully assisting investigators in securing internal and external research funding (e.g., CTSI pilot funding, CRC pilot funding, CTSI KL2, NIH K-awards, R21s, R01s, and Program grants).
Wilmot Cancer Research Day
Wilmot Cancer Institute has partnered with 13WHAM (Channel 13)/FOX Rochester (Channel 7) for Wilmot Cancer Research Day on January 25. We’ll share stories about what’s happening in cancer research locally and explain how the community can assist research efforts that make progress against cancer possible.
Wilmot Cancer Research Day from URCC NCORP on Vimeo
Changes to the ReNew Program
Wilmot Cancer Institute’s RENEW program will be going through some changes in the upcoming months.
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One-Day Seminar on Cancer Survivorship
Wilmot Cancer Institute is sponsoring a day-long educational event to address strategies to enrich one’s quality of life during, and following, cancer treatment. The event aims to introduce survivors to a sampling of techniques intended to enhance health and well-being.
Saturday, April 28, 2018, starting at 8:30am.
To register, visit www.cvent.com/d/htqyql
For more information, call (585) 275-7666.
Featured study on Chanel 8 News:
Dr. Chunkit Fung's Testicular Cancer Study.
This is a 12-week study looking at the effects of an exercise intervention tailored for testicular cancer patients and survivors. The purpose is to see whether the use of current technology (activity trackers and phone apps) can encourage an exercise routine and to explore how exercise may improve health and well-being. To be eligible for the study, you must have a diagnosis of testicular cancer. Please contact Jennifer Peckham at 585-276-7885 or Jennifer_peckham@urmc.Rochester.edu
- Therapy for cancer survivors dealing with insomnia
- Exercise for LGBT cancer survivors
- Effects of physical activity on patients undergoing chemotherapy
We provide physical function assessments for metabolism, body composition, cardiovascular function, pulmonary function, range of motion, strength, balance, and free-living activity. Examples include but are not limited to: graded exercise stress testing (including VO2max and anaerobic threshold), pulse oximetry, EKG, bioelectrical impedance, balance force plate testing, actigraphy and more. Operating in discreet clinical space located on the University of Rochester Medical Center Campus, the PEAK Lab, provides an optimal setting for medical investigators to conduct safe, controlled studies in children and adults. We perform assessments and deliver interventions in the inpatient and outpatient settings at the University of Rochester campus and at other medical or non-medical community locations.