Padua inducted into National Academy of Kinesiology

From left, Anthony Hackney, Darin Padua and Kevin Guskiewicz.
From left, Anthony Hackney, Darin Padua and Kevin Guskiewicz.

Darin Padua, professor and chair of the department of exercise and sport science, is one of 11 new inductees into the National Academy of Kinesiology.

The induction ceremony took place Sept. 21 as part of the association’s 83rd annual meeting at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The National Academy of Kinesiology promotes the scientific study and educational applications of human movement and physical activity. Kinesiology, or human kinetics, often refers to the study of the causes, processes, consequences and contexts of physical activity examined from different perspectives.

Padua also is director of the UNC Sports Medicine Research Laboratory. His primary research interests focus on understanding factors that influence knee stability, identification of risk factors associated with and evidence-based prevention strategies for knee injury, and validation of performance enhancement training techniques.

 He is chair of the research committee for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Foundation and is section editor for the Journal of Athletic Training.

 UNC exercise and sport science faculty Kevin Guskiewicz (2006 inductee) and Anthony Hackney (2010 inductee) also attended the meeting.