Four undergraduate students are advancing their academic careers, joining the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine’s (NEACSM) inaugural Peer Mentor Program. Seniors Connor Saleeba and Alec Shostek (Kinesiology), along with Amanda Dubois and Casey Noonan (Public Health Sciences), will be attending this year’s NEACSM Annual Fall Conference being held October 19-20, in Providence, RI, as a result.
Researchers in the Kinesiology department seek volunteers for a study investigating how footwear influences joint mechanics. Participants should be healthy men aged 18-49 year old, who have not suffered an injury in the past year and are free of any orthopedic, cardiovascular, or neuromuscular conditions.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored alumnus Howard Shane with the SPHHS Award for Significant Contributions to the field of public health and the health sciences, and alumnus Efosa Guobadia with its inaugural SPHHS Distinguished Young Alumni Award, at its 8th annual Fall Celebration held September 23rd at the Fine Arts Center.
Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). ASB created the status of Fellow in 2011 to recognize scientific achievement and service to the Society and to encourage continued service in leadership roles. He was inducted during the organization’s 2017 annual meeting held in Boulder, Colorado, in August.
Four members of the Kinesiology department are personally making sure more women enter the field of science. Assistant Professor Julia Choi, joined by PhD students Dan Gregory, Gabriela Borin, and Jan Stenum, mentored local 8th graders to show young girls that science can be fun.
Researchers in the Kinesiology department are seeking men age 41-60 to participate in a study to measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities performed in daily life.
Recent research findings from Kinesiology doctoral student Corinna Serviente, with adjunct faculty member Sarah Witkowski, suggest that blood vessel health and the effect of exercise may be related more to menopausal status than fitness. Serviente presented these findings in a poster session at the American Physiological Society's Cardiovascular Aging: New Frontiers and Old Friends conference held August 11–14, 2017 in Westminster, CO.
Kinesiology senior Colleen Sands has been selected to join the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council. The Council plays a key role in communicating the needs of the student body with Chancellor Subbaswamy, improving the student experience. Sands, a student-athlete for UMass Amherst Cross Country and Track, tells us she hopes to use this opportunity to “become a student leader of positive change on the campus. I aim to improve my leadership skills and act on areas that could use changes to improve the experiences of the student body.”
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Communication Disorders alumnus Dr. Howard Shane '69 MA '72 will receive the 2017 Award for Significant Contributions to the fields of public health and health sciences. Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia ’07 will be recognized as the inaugural recipient of the School's Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 has contributed a chapter titled "Promoting Sustainable Change so that Communities Thrive with and without Us" and an afterword to the book Why Global Health Matters: How to (Actually) Make the World a Better Place.
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