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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Kinesiology Katherine Boyer
December 7, 2018

Katherine Boyer, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, recently received a National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Trailblazer Award to support a collaboration with Sunghoon “Ivan” Lee of the College of Information and Computing Sciences. The pair will develop and validate an integrated mobile health (mHealth) system for assessing the biomechanics of movement associated with knee osteoarthritis symptoms.

December 5, 2018

Researchers in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking both young and older volunteers for a study investigating age-related differences in muscle fatigue.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Alumnus Efosa Guobadia
December 3, 2018

UMass Magazine highlights Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 in a cover feature titled "Prime Mover." Describing him as a "vibrant, visionary UMass alumnus [who] brings rehab clinics and services to underserved communities at home and abroad," the story profiles Guobadia's work as co-founder, president and CEO of Move Together.

November 30, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will hold its 2019 Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Mullins Center.

November 26, 2018

Four graduate students from the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held November 8-9 in Providence, Rhode Island.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
November 21, 2018

Kinesiology alumnus and SPHHS Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient Efosa Guobadia '07, CEO of Move Together, recently appeared in the UMass Alumni Association's "Leadership Live" online series.

November 7, 2018

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a test meal. Investigators led by Research Professor Stuart Chipkin found that insulin levels following the meal were lower when sedentary workers used a pedal desk compared to a standard desk. In addition, work skills were not decreased in the pedaling condition.

November 7, 2018

Researchers in the kinesiology department are looking male volunteers with knee pain due to osteoarthritis to participate in a research study.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
October 23, 2018

CBC Radio recently interviewed Catrine Tudor-Locke, Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research, about the misconception that reaching a goal of 10,000 steps per day makes for a healthy lifestyle.

October 9, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Aston K. McCullough, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Kinesiology, a 2-year, $438,698 supplemental grant under the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program.

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