Georgia Holland Research Laboratory

This large clinical research space is shared by three principal investigators in the KU School of Health Professions and encompasses approximately 4000 square feet on the ground floor of the Hemenway Life Sciences Research Building. Opening in 2007, this modern scientific facility includes a large waiting area, reception desk, faculty and research associate offices and a conference room. The smaller labs within this space – HEAL and the REACH lab – are designed to assess body composition, muscle strength and endurance, and aerobic fitness. Additionally, there is a large exercise intervention room that is newly furnished with LifeFitness and NuStep exerise equipment for aerobic and strength training.

Georgia Holland Lab Group (photo)


Researchers in the Georgia Holland Research Lab are actively involved in conference presentations across the country. Please view enlargements in PDF format by selecting a poster below.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN ADULTS WITH DIABETES: A PILOT STUDY (Poster)

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION IN ADULTS WITH DIABETES: A PILOT STUDY (Rucker)
Research poster presented at APTA Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, La., 2011, and Kansas Physical Therapy Association Spring Meeting, Wichita, Kan., 2011

FALL RISK ASSESSMENT IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY (Poster)

FALL RISK ASSESSMENT IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY (Jernigan)
Research poster presented at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, LA, 2011 and at the Student Research Forum at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., 2011

AEROBIC FITNESS IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: ASSOCATION BETWEEN SUB-MAXIMAL AND MAXIMAL CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING (Poster)

AEROBIC FITNESS IN BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: ASSOCATION BETWEEN SUB-MAXIMAL AND MAXIMAL CARDIOPULMONARY EXERCISE TESTING (Burnett)
Research poster presented at ACSM's thematic poster session, Denver, Colo., 2011

PILOT STUDY OF EXERCISE AND PERIPHERAL NERVE FUNCTION IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES (Poster)

PILOT STUDY OF EXERCISE AND PERIPHERAL NERVE FUNCTION IN PEOPLE WITH DIABETES (Kluding)
Research poster presented at the Kansas Physical Therapy Association, Wichita, Kan., 2008

THE EFFECT OF PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION IN ADULTS WITH CHRONIC LIMB EDEMA, A PRELIMINARY STUDY (Poster)

THE EFFECT OF PNEUMATIC COMPRESSION IN ADULTS WITH CHRONIC LIMB EDEMA, A PRELIMINARY STUDY (Kluding)
Research poster presented at the Kansas Public Health Association, Topeka, Kan., 2008

USE OF SINGLE LIMB EXERCISE TRAINING TO IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION IN CHRONIC STROKE (Poster)

USE OF SINGLE LIMB EXERCISE TRAINING TO IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION IN CHRONIC STROKE (Billinger)
Presented at American College of Sports Medicine, Central States Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Mo., October 2008

PILOT STUDY OF AN INTENSE HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM ON OLDER ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES (Poster)

PILOT STUDY OF AN INTENSE HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM ON OLDER ADULTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES (Kluding)
Research poster presented at the APTA's Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., 2009.

DETERMINING FEASIBILITY OF AN INTERVENTION: DEFINITIONS AND PROCESS (Poster)

DETERMINING FEASIBILITY OF AN INTERVENTION: DEFINITIONS AND PROCESS (Kluding)
Research poster presented at the APTA's Combined Sections Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., 2009.


The lab utilizes many types of specialized equipment and customized physical activities. Please select an image below to view an enlargement.

man exercises on stationary bike

closeup of man's face breathing into tube while on bike

These images show an exercise test using a metabolic cart to assess oxygen uptake. This section of the lab (G006D) utilizes specific equipment to assess cardiorespiratory fitness during aerobic or anaerobic exercise.

woman works with man on equipment

leg elevates in Biodex machine

Individual performing knee extension range of motion (left) and strength assessment (right). The main focus of this lab (G006A) involves neuromuscular testing and rehabilitation application using a computerized dynamometer.

man works to lift legs in machine

close up of man's hand on equipment

Strengthening: Study participant performing resisted knee extension exercise (left) and resisted squat exercise (right).

photo of the treadmill equipment

photo of treadmill control panel

Equipment in the lab includes aerobic and resistance exercise equipment (left) and numerous treadmills (right).

man leans forward on bike

man works arms behind his back

Left: Kluding with graduate students

Right: Students leading a stretching program

Last modified: Mar 17, 2014

Principal Investigators

Sandra Billinger

Sandra A. Billinger, PT, PhD, FAHA
Assistant Professor

KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Patricia Kluding

Patricia Kluding, PT, PhD
Associate Professor

KU Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Debra Sulllivan

Debra Sulllivan, PhD, RD, LD
Midwest Dairy Council Professor in Clinical Nutrition

KU Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

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