Seminar Series

Open Forum: Future of Kinesiology as a Discipline

Date: 
Mon, 2016-03-07 14:30 to 16:00
Location: 
ISB0221

The UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology presents an Open Forum on the Future of Kinesiology as a Discipline featuring guest speakers:

Dr. Loretta DiPietro
Department of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Dr. Larry Bruce Gladden
School of Kinesiology
Auburn University, AL

Dr. Robert Gregor
Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
University of Southern California, CA

Here at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at universities across the nation, enrollments in Kinesiology departments have demonstrated unprecedented recent growth. Over the past ten years our graduating majors have gone on to medical schools, graduate programs in kinesiology and public health, programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and nursing, and positions in fitness and strength and conditioning. Increasingly, our students are providing their specialized expertise to the growing biotechnology industry, particularly in areas related to metabolic, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular health. 

Please join us for an Open Forum on the Future of Kinesiology as a Discipline. As part of this forum, each of our esteemed visitors will deliver a short (15 min) presentation on their thoughts on the topic. A panel and open discussion will follow. 

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Nutrition Seminar Series: Dr. Kim Doughty

Date: 
Wed, 2016-04-20 15:45 to 17:00
Location: 
Nutrition library, Chenoweth Lab 210A

Dr. Kim Doughty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University, will present a talk titled "Gestational diabetes, infant feeding practices, and early indicators of obesity risk in mother-infant dyads in the U.S."

Snacks provided.

Registration Information: 
Free

Nutrition Seminar Series: Dr. David Sela

Date: 
Mon, 2016-02-29 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Nutrition library, Chenoweth Lab 210A

Dr. David Sela, Assistant Professor of Food Science at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Feeding our microbial selves: dietary molecules and the human microbiome(s)."

Snacks provided.

Registration Information: 
Free

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Jennifer Blankenship, PhD candidate

Date: 
Mon, 2016-04-25 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Jennifer Blankenship, PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Using Physical Activity to Manage Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Ho Han, PhD

Date: 
Mon, 2016-04-11 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Ho Han, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Individualized Cadence Cut-points for Estimating Accelerometer-derived Free-living Walking Behavior."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Christine St. Laurent, PhD candidate

Date: 
Mon, 2016-04-04 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Christine St. Laurent, PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Suspension Trainer-based Movement Training in Children."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Jesse Jacobs, PhD

Date: 
Mon, 2016-03-28 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Jesse Jacobs, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, will present a talk titled "The Mechanisms of Postural Impairment and Their Relevance to Treatment for People with Parkinson’s disease."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Deepak Ganesan, PhD

Date: 
Mon, 2016-03-21 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Deepak Ganesan, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Methodological and System Challenges in Continuous Mobile Health Sensing."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Julianna Averill, PhD candidate,

Date: 
Mon, 2016-03-07 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Julianna Averill, PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Will Stochastic Resonance Enhance Postural Stability? Evaluating Reposition Accuracy in People with Multiple Sclerosis."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

Kinesiology Seminar Series: Avelino Amado, PhD candidate

Date: 
Mon, 2016-02-29 13:25 to 14:15
Location: 
Totman 153

Avelino Amado, PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst, will present a talk titled "Postural-Manual Coordination in the Development of Expert Performance."

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information: 
Free and open to the public

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