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.
She and her team found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation and in their daughters exposed in utero.
They presented a poster with findings from a study examining the effect singing in a choir had on the speech & voices of Parkinson’s patients.
He received this honor in recognition of his public health efforts in cancer prevention.
Wexler’s primary focus was a community arts project titled “This is What I Wish You Knew.” The project aims to tell stories from 50 participants about their experience living in Halifax and being Indigenous people. Each contributor designed their own clay tile, which were assembled into a larger mural.
Nutrition Professor Nancy Cohen is the lead author on a study about food safety on television cooking that is getting coverage from several press outlets.