Meet the new Loras employee: Keith Thraen-Borowski

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Keith Thraen-Borowski. Specialty: Assistant professor of kinesiology. Education: Degrees from Illinois Sate University, University of Madison, and fellowship at Harvard. Hometown: Chicago, IL. Family: Married with four-year-old son, Finnegan.

Why did you choose Loras?
People were driving from Dubuque and Galena for this cancer treatment. So I asked myself, why not bring a cancer treatment to them instead? The Loras kinesiology program accepted that I wanted to create this program here, and so I accepted the job.

What kind of cancer program will you create at Loras?
It will be called Loras Cares Lab. We will look at how physical activity can improve a cancer patient’s prognosis, prevent cancer, and improve their quality of life.

What advice do you have to students taking your classes?
Read! That is how we learn. At the end of the day, if you want to do well you have to keep up in your reading.

What is a fun fact about you that not a lot of people know?
I was invited to go to San Francisco to have a jam session with Metallica. We hung out all day, cooked out, went to the studio, and played in the concert.

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