Stuart R. Chipkin, research professor in kinesiology, comments in Reuters on a new study showing that while almost half of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery and the number of people getting this surgery as part of their transition is rising, about half still pay cash for this treatment.
Joseph Hamill, emeritus professor of kinesiology, says athletic shoes play a key role in preventing sports injuries. In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article Hamill says, “In any sport, I think shoes are very important. The shoes themselves are designed to try and alleviate specific factors in terms of minimizing injury risk.”
The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.
The Behavioral Medicine Lab in the department of kinesiology is recruiting pet owners over the age of 21 for a new study investigating the health benefits of pet ownership.
Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill and postdoctoral research associate Gillian Weir of the Kinesiology Department recently published an article about the importance of reconsidering how researchers assess the effect of running shoes on the risk for running-related injuries. The article, titled “Running shoes and injury risk: Rethinking the importance of cushioning and pronation,” appeared in Lower Extremity Review Magazine.
Four School of Public Health and Health Sciences doctoral students have received financial support from the UMass Amherst Graduate School in the form of $500 and $1000 Graduate School Dissertation Research and Pre-Dissertation grants.
The muscle physiology laboratory is seeking volunteers for research investigating the role of fat within muscle using state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging.
Kinesiology graduate Manny Acheampong ’15 recently detailed his experiences with workplace hostility while treating racially prejudiced patients in a Kenneth B. Schwartz Center Educational Rounds program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Kinesiology alumna Brittany Daveau ’13 recently joined Applying Concepts to Real-World Health Challenges as a guest speaker, sharing her real-world experiences with a class of junior kinesiology students.
Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Kinesiology Department are seeking participants for a study aimed at quantifying thigh muscle and fat content in healthy adults 65-80 years old who are not exercising heavily.
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