UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Meeting Room 917 (9th floor)
Dr. Nathaniel A. Whitmal of the UMass Amherst Department of Communication Disorders will present a seminar titled "The Care And Feeding Of The Human Ear: An Informal Guide" as part of the SPHHS Diversity Speaker Series.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments following the lecture.
I-Min Lee, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, will present a seminar titled "Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention - What is New?" Department Chair and faculty member Patty Freedson will be the host for this seminar.
Tom Roberts, Ph.D., of Brown University in Providence, RI, will present a seminar titled "The Spring's the Thing: How Tissue Elasticity Determines Muscle Function in Movement." Faculty member Brian Umberger will be the host for this event, please contact him to schedule meetings with Dr. Roberts.
Michael Toth, Ph.D., of the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT, will present a seminar titled "Muscle disuse as the Facilitator of Age- and Disease-Related Disability: A Simple Answer to a Complex Question." Faculty member Mark Miller will be the host for this seminar.
Mark Pachucki, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA, will present a seminar titled "Evaluating Social Influences on Physical Activity over the Lifecourse." Faculty member John Sirard will be the host for this seminar.
Brett Fajen, Ph.D., of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, will present a seminar titled "The Visual Control of Walking Over Complex Terrain." This seminar is hosted by faculty members Richard Van Emmerik and Julia Choi.
Jocelyn Hafer, M.S., a doctoral candidate in the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology, will present a seminar titled "Physical Activity: a Mediator of the Age-Related Decline in Muscle and Gait Function?"
Bruce Damon, Ph.D., of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, will present a seminar titled "Physiological MRI of Human Skeletal Muscle." Faculty member Jane Kent will host this seminar, check with her to schedule a meeting with Dr. Damon.