American College of Sports Medicine awards grant to Kinesiology graduate student Corinna Serviente

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology graduate student Corinna Serviente

Corinna Serviente

May 3, 2016

The American College of Sports Medicine recently awarded Corinna Serviente, a doctoral student in kinesiology, an ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant. Serviente, who is a member of Assistant Professor Sarah Witkowski’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, will use the $5000 award for data analysis in a study titled "Vascular Function Across the Menopausal Transition."

“Corinna has developed a novel and interesting project that will help to refine knowledge about the effect of fitness and menopause on cardiovascular disease risk,” Witkowski explains.

“Thanks to the ACSM grant, the next step in this project will be examining the role of aerobic fitness and whether it is beneficial for maintaining blood vessel health and responses to exercise in this population,” says Serviente.

“She is a conscientious student who is highly deserving of this award,” adds Witkowski.