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Slobodan Jaric

Slobodan Jaric

Professor
Health, Nutrition, & Exercise Sciences
153 Human Performance Lab
302-831-6174
jaric@udel.edu

 

 

 


Research Interests

  • Motor Control
  • Sports Biomechanics
  • Evaluation of Movement Performance

Education

  • University of Belgrade, Physics, Belgrade,Yugoslavia 1976 B.S.
  • University of Belgrade, Biomedical Engineering, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1981 M.S.
  • University of Belgrade, Kinesiology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1986 Ph.D.

Professional Experience

  • 2009-present, School of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Adjunct Professor

  • 2007-present, Graduate Program, School of Sport and Physical Education, University of Belgrade, Adjunct Professor

  • 2007-present, University of Delaware, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences, Newark, Delaware, Professor

  • 2002-2007, University of Delaware, Department of Health and Exercise Sciences, Newark, Delaware Associate, Professor

  • 2000-2002, University of Umea, Sweden, Sports Medicine, Associate Professor

  • 1999-2002, National Institute for Working Lige, Center for Musculo-Skeletal Research , Umea, Sweden, Senior Scientist

  • 1993-1998, Institute for Medical Research, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Professor

  • 1993-1998, Faculty for Physical Education, Belgrade University & Institute for Medical Research, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Associate Professor

  • 1988-1993, Faculty for Physical Education, Belgrade University & Institute for Medical Research, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Assistant Professor

Current Grants

  • 2010-2013 NIH - NIAMS: Evaluation of novel tests of neuromuscular function (R21AR06065; $420,000; role: PI)
  • 2011-2015 Serbian Scientific Fund: Evaluation of methods for assessment of the role of muscular and neural factors and their adaptive changes in human locomotion (#175 037; € 130 000 direct costs; role: I)

Grants

  • 2010-2012 Evaluation of novel tests of neuromuscular function (R21AR06065). NIH - NIAMS, $420,750 (role: PI)
  • 2006-2010 Evaluation of methods for assessment of the role of muscular and neural factors
    and their adaptive changes in human locomotion (#145 082). Serbian Scientific
    Fund, € 110 000 (direct costs) (role: PI)
  • 209-2011 Brain Gain Program (Support of higher education in developing countries), World University Service, Austrian Center, €7,500 (role: PI)
  • 2008-2010 Evaluation of the muscular system function: external loading and the mechanical
    output, Unity Through Knowledge Fund – Young Investigator Award (# 26/08),
    World Bank, € 50,000 (direct costs), (role: co-I; PI Goran Markovic)

Graduate Students Supervised and Co-Supervised
(within the last 3 years)

  • Nickolas Emge (M.S. student of Exercise Sciences, University of Delaware)
  • Bojan Leontijevic (PhD student in Experimental Studies of Human Locomotion, Belgrade University)
  • Ivan Cuk (PhD student in Experimental Studies of Human Locomotion, Belgrade University)
  • Nemanja Pazin (PhD student in Experimental Studies of Human Locomotion, Belgrade University)
  • Bobana Berjan (PhD student in Experimental Studies of Human Locomotion, Belgrade University)
  • Paulo Barbosa de Freitas (PhD student in Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary Program, University of Delaware), thesis defended 2009.
  • Vennila Krishnan (PhD student in Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary Program, University of Delaware), thesis defended 2009.
  • Predrag Bozic (PhD student in Experimental Studies of Human Locomotion, Belgrade University), thesis defended 2011.
  • Mehmet Uygur (PhD student in Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary Program, University of Delaware), thesis defended 2012.
  • Xin Jin (M.S. student of Biomechanics and Movement Science Interdisciplinary Program, University of Delaware), thesis defended 2011.

Recent Publications

  • Freitas PBJ de, Krishnan V, Jaric S (2007) Elaborate force coordination of precision grip could be generalized to bimanual grasping techniques. Neuroscience Letters, 412:179-184
  • Nedeljkovic A, Mirkov DM, Kukolj M, Ugarkovic D, Jaric S (2007) Effects of maturation on the relationship between physical performance and body size. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 21:245-50
  • Nedeljkovic A, Mirkov DM, Pazin N, Jaric S (2007) Evaluation of Margaria staircase test: the effect of body size. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 100:115-20
  • Markovic G, Jaric S (2007) Is vertical jump height a body size independent measure of muscle power? Journal of Sport Sciences, 25:1355 - 1363
  • Markovic G, Jaric S (2007) Positive and negative loading and mechanical output in maximum vertical jumping. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 39(10):1757-1764
  • Freitas PB de, Krishnan V, Jaric S (2007) Force coordination in static manipulation tasks: effects of the change in direction and handedness. Experimental Brain Research, 183:487-497
  • Krishnan V, Freitas PB de, Jaric S. (2008) Impaired object manipulation in mildly involved individuals with multiple sclerosis. Motor Control, 11:3-20
  • Sjolander P, Michaelson P, Jaric S, Djupsjobacka M. (2008) Sensorimotor disturbances in chronic neck pain--range of motion, peak velocity, smoothness of movement, and repositioning acuity. Manuel Therapy 13(2):122-31
  • Freitas PB de, Markovic G, Krishnan V, Jaric S. (2008) Force coordination in static manipulation: Discerning the contribution of muscle synergies and cutaneous afferents. Neurosci Let 434(2):234-9
  • Mirkov DM, Nedeljkovic A, Kukolj M, Ugarkovic U, Jaric S. (2008) Evaluation of the reliability of soccer-specific field tests. J Strength Conditioning Res 22(4):1046-50
  • Krishnan V, Jaric S. (2008) Hand function in multiple sclerosis: force coordination in manipulation tasks, Clinical Neurophysiology 119(10):2274-81
  • Freitas PB de, Krishnan V, Jaric S. (2008) Force coordination in object manipulation. Journal of Human Kinetics 20:37‐51
  • Suzovic D, Nedeljkovic A, Pazin N, Planic N, Jaric S (2008) Evaluation of consecutive maximum contractions as a test of neuromuscular function. Journal of Human Kinetics 20:51-67
  • Nedeljkovic A, Mirkov DM, Bozic P, Jaric S (2009) Tests of muscle power output: the role of body size. International Journal of Sport Medicine 30:100-106 2.
  • de Freitas PB, Jaric S. (2009) Force coordination in static manipulation tasks performed using standard and non-standard grasping techniques. Exp Brain Res, 194:605–618
  • Jaric S, Markovic G (2009) Leg muscles design: the maximum dynamic output hypothesis, Med Sci Sports Exercise, 41(4):780-787
  • Uygur M, Richards JG, Jaric S, de Freitas PB, Barlow DA (2009) Kinematics and kinetics of unanticipated misstep conditions: Femoral fracture implications in the elderly. J Biomech 42(9): 1241-1245
  • de Freitas PB, Uygur M, Jaric S. (2009) Grip force adaptation in manipulation activities performed under different grasping and coating conditions. Neurosci Lett 457:16-20
  • Nedeljkovic A, Mirkov DM, Markovic S, Jaric S (2009) Tests of muscle power output assess rapid movement performance when normalized for body size. J Strength Conditioning Res 23(5): 1593-1605
  • Mackenzie SJ, Getchell N, Modlesky CM, Miller F, Jaric S (2009) Using grasping tasks to evaluate hand force coordination in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90(8):1439-42
  • Uygur M, de Freitas PB, Jaric S. (2010) Frictional properties of hand skin areas specialized and non-specialized for grasping. Ergonomics 53(6):812-818
  • Uygur M, de Freitas PB, Jaric S. (2010) Effects of force range and frequency on force coordination in static manipulation. Neuroscience Letters 475:115-119
  • 23. Mirkov D, Kukolj M, Ugarkovic D, Koprivica V, Jaric S. (2010) Development of anthropometric and physical performance profiles of young elite male soccer players: a longitudinal study. J Strength & Conditioning Res, 24:2677-2682
  • Krishnan V, Jaric S. (2010) Effects of task complexity on coordination of inter-limb and within-limb forces in static bimanual manipulation. Motor Control 14:528-544
  • Bozic P, Suzovic D, Nedeljkovic A, Jaric S. (2011) Alternating consecutive maximum contractions as a test of muscle function. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 25:1605-1615
  • Pazin N, Bozic P, Bobana B, Nedeljkovic A, Jaric S. (2011) Optimum loading for maximizing muscle power output: the effect of training history. European Journal of Applied Physiology 111:2123-2130
  • Markovic G, Vuk S, Jaric S. (2011) Effects of jump training with negative versus positive loading on jumping mechanics. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 32: 365-372
  • Belumori M, Jaric S, Knight CA. (2011) The rate of force development scaling factor (RFD-SF): protocol, reliability and muscle comparisons. Experimental Brain Research 212:359-369
  • Jin X, Uygur M, Getchell N, Hall SJ, Jaric S (2011) The effects of instruction and hand dominance on grip-to-load force coordination in manipulation tasks. Neuroscience Letters, 504:330-335
  • Koropanovski N, Berjan B, Bozic PR, Pazin N, Sanader A, Jovanovic S, Jaric S. (2011) Comparison of anthropometric and physical performance profiles of elite karate kumite and kata competitors J Human Kinetics 30:107-114
  • Vuk S, Markovic G, Jaric S. (2012) External loading and power output during vertical jumping: role of training history. Hum Mov Sci 31:139-151
  • Bozic P, Pazin N, Berjan B, Jaric S. (2012) Evaluation of alternating consecutive maximum contractions as an alternative test of neuromuscular function, Eur J Appl Physiol 112:1445-1456
  • Leontijevic B, Pazin N, Bozic P, Kukolj M, Ugarkovic D, Jaric S. (2012) Effects of loading on maximum vertical jumps: selective effects of weight and inertia. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 22:286-293
  • Bacvarevic BB, Pazin N, Bozic PR, Mirkov D, Kukolj M, Jaric S (2012) Evaluation of a composite test of kicking performance. J Strength Conditioning Res 26:1945-1952
  • Leontijevic B, Pazin N, Kukolj M, Ugarkovic D, Jaric S. Selective effects of weight and inertia on maximum lifting performance: Explosive bench press throws. Int J Sport Med, in press
  • Pazin N, Berjan B, Nedeljkovic A, Markovic G, Jaric S. Power output in vertical jumps: does optimum loading depend on activity profiles? Eur J Appl Physiol, in press
  • Bozic PR, Celik O, Uygur M, Knight CA, Jaric S. Evaluation of novel tests of neuromuscular function based on brief muscle contractions. J Strength Conditioning Res, in press
  • Uygur M, Xin J, Knezevic O, Jaric S. Two-dimensional static manipulation tasks: does force coordination depend on change of the tangential force direction? Exp Brain Res, in press

Courses

  • HESC375 Neuromechanical Basis of Human Movements
  • HESC 400 Research Methods
  • HESC 808 Seminar in Motor Behavior

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