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University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
August 25, 2017

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.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 24, 2017

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Institute for Applied Life Sciences are jointly searching to fill two positions in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant level in the areas of 1) physical activity, sedentary behavior, and health outcome measurement using wearable biobehavioral sensors, and 2) energy metabolism

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 23, 2017

The Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Kinesiology seeks female volunteers with size 6 feet for a study on high heeled shoe design. Researchers will investigate how different shoes change how individuals move.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology faculty Brian Umberger
August 23, 2017

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Umberger has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). He will serve a three-year term on the ASB Executive Board as President-Elect (2017-2018), President (2018-2019) and Past-President (2019-2020). He previously served as the ASB Program Chair in 2013-2014.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 11, 2017

The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab at is looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition and is seeking premenopausal women who are 40 years old or older.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
August 8, 2017

The Republican recently interviewed Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky about a new study she's leading in her Behavioral Medicine Lab.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 8, 2017

The Physical Activity and Health Lab seeks children and adolescents 1.5-17 years old to be a part of a research study to assess physical activity measurements using accelerometer technology. Participants will be asked to conduct their normal, every day activities while wearing two activity trackers and being recorded by a video camera to track their physical activity levels.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 3, 2017

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 older adults (65-80 years old) who are not exercising heavily.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 1, 2017

The Behavioral Medicine Lab is recruiting dog owners over the age of 21 for a study assessing the effects of obedience training on the dog-owner bond and human-health outcomes.

July 19, 2017

Jane Kent, Professor of Kinesiology, has been named Chair of the Department. She takes over for Professor Catrine Tudor-Locke, who assumed the position of Associate Dean of Research and Administration for the School of Public Health and Health Sciences in March.