Dean Sabick Installed as ASB President
On August 4, 2019, Parks College Dean Michelle Sabick, Ph.D. was installed as the 43rd President of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) as part of the annual ISB/ASB 2019 Conference held in Calgary, Canada. Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of living systems using the tools of mechanics.
ASB is comprised of approximately 850 academic researchers, clinicians, scientists, students, and industry members working to solve basic and applied problems in the realm of biomechanics and to improve understanding of the workings of biological systems. ASB members are organized into five primary discipline categories: biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science. Sabick’s research focuses on preventing injuries to the shoulder and elbow joints, especially in athletes.
The American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) was founded in 1977 to encourage and foster the exchange of information and ideas among biomechanists working in different disciplines and to facilitate the development of biomechanics as a basic and applied science. Sabick takes the helm at a time of growth in the organization. Her primary goals are to help the organization mature and expand its services to support the growing size and diversity of its membership.