"It's the difference between a public health recommendation and an exercise prescription—one is a general statement and the other is more focused on an individual," says Professor of Kinesiology Catrine Tudor-Locke in the latest issue of Self magazine.
Kinesiology doctoral student Carl Jewell has been named a De Luca Foundation 2017 Research Scholarship winner. The De Luca Foundation is a charitable organization that focuses its work on raising awareness of innovative methodologies for understanding human motor control, fostering innovative work, educating students and young researchers, and funding research ideas to study and cure neuromuscular diseases.
The Department of Kinesiology welcomes Barbara Ainsworth, Regents’ Professor in the Exercise Science and Health Promotion Program in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University, to campus for a guest lecture on Monday, November 13, at 1:25 pm in the Life Sciences Laboratory building room S330-340. Ainsworth will deliver a talk titled "The Evolution of Physical Activity Assessment."
The Department of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the Daily Hampshire Gazette, will host Active Aging in the Valley on Saturday, November 18th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the UMass Amherst Campus Center. The annual event will offer free lectures, workshops, and panel discussions on a variety of exercise-and health-related topics for older adults.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Mark Miller and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a five-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine two distinct exercise training regimes designed to improve skeletal muscle function in older men and women, and in particular to determine whether the neuromuscular systems in each sex may respond differently to the training programs.
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 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.
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.
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