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Dr. Charles L. Rice

(Joint-Appointed with the Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Kinesiology)

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario
M.Sc. University of Saskatchewan
B.Sc. Acadia University

Office: 411D Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Bldg
Phone: 519-661-1628
Fax:    519-850-2432
Email: crice@uwo.ca

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Research Interest:

Studies centre on understanding the interrelationships between neural control and muscle properties during muscle contractions in humans. Models used to study these factors include fatigue, aging, and exercise training. Collaborative efforts using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques to examine relevant factors relating to neuromuscular function are also employed

Awards & Honours:

o Elected fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) 2009
o USC Teaching Honour Roll (2008-2009)
o USC Teaching Award Nominee (2007)
o Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Awards (2006 & 2007)
o Associate Investigator, The Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph's Health Centre, London
o Faculty member of the Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging

Selected Publications:

Power, G.A., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort, A.A. 2012 Residual force enhancement following eccentric induced
muscle damage. J. Biomechanics 45(10): 1835-1841.

Harwood, B. and Rice, C.L. 2012 Changes in motor unit recruitment thresholds of the human anconeus muscle during torque development preceding shortening elbow extensions. J. Neurophysiol. 107: 2876-2884.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Behm, D.G., Doherty, T.J, Vandervoort, A.A. and Rice, C.L. 2012 Motor unit survival
in life-long runners is muscle-dependent. Med. Sci. Sports and Ex. 44(7): 1235-1242.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Rice, C.L. and Vandervoort, A.A. 2012 Power loss is greater following lengthening
contractions in old versus young women. AGE (Dordr) 34(3): 737-750.

Dalton, B.H., Power, G.A., Vandervoort, A.A., and Rice, C.L. 2012 The age-related slowing of shortening velocity
exacerbates power loss during repeated fast knee extensions in humans. Exp. Gerontol. 47: 85-92.

Allen, M.D., Johnstone, J., Rice, C.L., and Marsh, G.D. 2011 Differences in leg bone geometry in young, old and
very old women. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol 111: 2865-2871.

Smith, C.B., Cheng, A.J., and Rice, C.L. 2011 Potentiation of the triceps brachii during voluntary submaximal
contractions. Muscle & Nerve 43(6):859-65.

Harwood, B., Davidson, A.W., and Rice, C.L. 2011 Motor unit discharge rates of the anconeus muscle during
high velocity elbow extensions. Exp. Br. Research 208 (1): 103-113.

Dalton, B.H., Power, G.A., Vandervoort, A.A., and Rice, C.L. 2010 Power loss is greater in old men than young
men during fast plantar flexion contractions. J. Appl. Physiol. 109: 1441-1447.

Power G.A., Dalton, B.H., Rice, C.L., and Vandervoort A.A. 2010 Delayed recovery of velocity-dependent power
loss following eccentric actions of the ankle dorsiflexors. J. Appl. Physiol. 109: 669-676.

Davidson, A.W., and Rice, C.L. 2010 Effect of shoulder angle on the activation pattern of the elbow extensors
during a submaxiaml isometric fatiguing contraction. Muscle & Nerve 42: 514-521.

Dalton, B.H., Jakobi, J.M., Allman, B.L., and Rice, C.L. 2010 Differential age-related changes in motor unitproperties between elbow flexors and extensors. Acta Physiologica 200: 45-55.

Power, G.A., Dalton, B.H., Behm, D.G., Vandervoort, A.A., Doherty, T.J., and Rice, C.L. 2010 Motor unit
number estimates in masters runners: use it or lose it? Med. Sci. Sports and Ex. 42: 1644-1650.

Cheng, A.J., and Rice, C.L. 2010 The fatigue response of two different human muscles during velocity-dependent voluntary contractions. Med. Sci. Sports and Ex. 42: 1651-1659.

Cheng, A.J., Davidson, A.W., and Rice, C.L. 2010 The influence of muscle length on the fatigue-related reduction
in joint range of motion of the human dorsiflexors. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol. 109: 405-415.

Dalton, B.H., Harwood, B., Davidson, A.W., and Rice, C.L. 2010 The recovery of motoneuron output is delayed
in old men following high-intensity fatigue. J. Neurophysiol. 103: 977–985.


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