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I-CAP Kickoff Workshop

Project Overview

This kickoff workshop in the I-CAP workshop series will focus on the state of the art knowledge of physical activity assessment of young children and will feature guest speakers Dr. Anthony Pellegrini and Dr. Patty Freedson.

The workshop will be held on June 27, 2012, at the Salt Fork Center at the Homer Lake Forest Preserve.

Registration now open - spaces are limited! To register visit: I-CAP Workshop Registration.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Anthony Pellegrini

Dr. Anthony Pellegrini

Dr. Anthony PellegriniI is a Professor of Psychological Foundations of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He did his PhD at Ohio State University in 1978, on the functions of children’s private speech. His research and interests relate to the general area of human development, with specific interests in direct observations of aggression, play, dominance, and social bases of cognitive processes. Honors include being a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Educational and Developmental), a traveling Fellow of the British Psychological Society, an NIH/Fogarty Center/Senior International Fellow, as well as being awarded the Creative Research Medal from the University of Georgia. He has published numerous scientific papers in journals and books in anthropology, animal behavior, psychology and education.

Dr. Patty Freedson

Dr. Patty Freedson is a Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusets, Amherst. She did her PhD at the University of Michican in 1980 in excercise physicology. She is has experience and expertise in the assessment of activity for adutls and children. She was also one of the first to apply regression techniques to estimate energy expenditure from activity monitor output based on laboratory calibration studies. Dr. Freedson has served on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Science Board and has received numerous awards including the American College of Sports Medicine Citation Award.

Funding Partners

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health

Contact Information

Brenda Koester, Assistant Director, Family Resiliency Center
Telephone: 217-244-6468




I-CAP Kickoff Workshop Agenda

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Workshop Summary Statement - coming soon

I-CAP Project Overview

The Illinois Early Childhood Activity Program (I-CAP) project workshop series plans to advance the field of physical activity research by developing methods of assessing activity in preschool age children which can be used in natural environments. The research team cuts across both the Urbana and Chicago campuses, and will combine scholarly expertise in computer engineering, social media, kinesiology, community health, family health, neuroscience, child development, child care, health disparities, parks and recreation, and public health. The NIH R13 funded project will feature four workshops that will be held over the next two years to help integrate theoretical frameworks across disciplines.

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