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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.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
July 19, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of the new SPHHS Center for Student Success (CSS). The CSS will provide enhanced coordination and programming for student academic and career advising, and co-curricular experiences. In addition to announcing the new CSS, Marjorie Aelion, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, announced the appointment of Megan Griffin as its Director.

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.

Photograph Elroy Aguiar
July 7, 2017

He says that while your pedometer or fitness tracker won’t tell you how fast you are moving, you can determine your intensity with a simple talk-sing test.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology faculty Brian Umberger
June 26, 2017

A research team including Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Umberger, conducting the first direct chimpanzee muscle measurements, reports that chimp muscles’ maximum dynamic force and power output is just about 1.35 times higher than human muscle of similar size, a difference they call “modest.” The findings debunk popular notions of chimpanzee "super strength" and shed new light on human muscle evolution.

Photograph Melanna Cox
June 23, 2017

Kinesiology doctoral student Melanna “Lanna” Cox was recently awarded the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year. 

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