The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes eight new full-time tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for Fall 2018 include Chi Hyun Lee, Andrew Lover, and Youssef Oulhote in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Megan Gross in the Department of Communication Disorders; Airin D. Martinez, Luis Valdez, and John Zeber in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy; and Gwenael Layec in the Department of Kinesiology.
Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research Catrine Tudor-Locke comments in a story appearing in The Guardian on why setting a daily goal of 10,000 steps could be a result of bad science.
When Avelino Amado arrived on the UMass Amherst campus in 2006 as an undergrad with an interest in physical therapy, he had no idea how his experience would one day lead him to encourage young minds to follow in his footsteps.
The Behavioral Medicine Lab is recruiting individuals that are 21+ years old and do not currently own a dog.
Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking volunteers for a study investigating how exercise and footwear can impact individuals with knee osteoarthritis.
Researchers in the Physical Activity and Health Laboratory are seeking individuals between the ages of 61 and 85 to participate in a study to measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities you perform in daily life.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky was recently featured in a New York Times story about how walking the dog can be good for human health.
Kinesiology students Colleen Sands and Christopher Moore recently received student awards to attend and present research at the American College of Sports Medicine’s 65th annual meeting held in Minneapolis. Both students work in the Physical Activity and Health Lab under the supervision of Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Kinesiology Catrine Tudor-Locke.
In a comprehensive review of 38 relevant studies focused on walking cadence and intensity for adults, Tudor-Locke and team conclude that approximately 100 steps per minute qualifies as a good metric for moderate intensity levels in healthy adults, with vigorous walking beginning at approximately 130 steps per minute.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded seventeen Dean’s PhD Summer Fellowships for summer 2018. The $7000 awards will provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months.
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