The Department of Kinesiology has released the full schedule for its weekly Spring 2017 Graduate Seminar Series. The weekly seminar typically meets on Mondays from 1:25-2:15 pm in Totman 153 throughout the semester, and features a variety of experts in the field of kinesiology locally and beyond.
He hopes to help the million people worldwide affected by Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with a two-year, $833,887, grant from the Department of Defense.
She will collaborate with colleagues in Ghana, Australia, England and the U.S. to conduct maternal health literacy research through a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network.
Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an error in adopting the LNT because the research findings on which they relied contained a fundamental error, unknown to them and only discovered decades later.
Researchers led by Epidemiology's Rachel Volberg are reporting that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, nor near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015.
Freedson earned a national reputation as a top researcher in the field of physical activity, its measurement, and its relationship to health. She dedicated her career to the university, her students, and the pursuit of knowledge.
Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber was quoted in a recent Daily Hampshire Gazette article profiling one Smith College staff member's use of an office desk treadmill. “The bottom line is the more time you spend being sedentary, the higher your risk for a number of diseases,” she said.
The award, which will fund the team’s Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute-based research study, is among $157 million in new NIH funding being provided in support of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).
She comments on what to eat before, during and after exercise.
Ballom, who was also promoted to Rear Admiral, expects to earn her MPH in Nutrition degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2017.