Public Health Sciences major Ellen Noble '18 - a four-time national cyclocross champion who finished second at the 2017 world championship - balances her college education with her career as a professional cyclist.
The cross-campus collaboration will study friendship and health behavior among students in four middle schools from sixth through eighth grade, allowing the researchers to observe the interplay of the social environment and health behaviors over three consecutive years. The project is led by James Kitts, professor of sociology, and John Sirard, assistant professor of kinesiology, with collaborators Mark Pachucki, sociology, Lindiwe Sibeko, nutrition, and Krista Gile, mathematics and statistics.
Three of the Kinesiology Department’s doctoral students will receive additional financial support from the Graduate School in the form of $1,000 Dissertation Research Grants.
A recent article in the <em>Daily Hampshire Gazette</em> highlights work by Tomma Henckel, Audiologist and Clinical Supervisor with a client coping with both hearing problems and Alzheimer's disease.
The research team headed by Jane Kent, Professor of Kinesiology, and Frank Sup, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will use the new ergometer, a device that measures muscle power, to investigate the energetic mechanisms for changes in muscle function in old age and chronic disease, which can yield insights into mobility impairments with age.
The event, scheduled for March 25 at 11:00 am in the Cape Cod Lounge, will celebrate the inspirational lives of UMass Stroke Support Group members through a dance and music showcase titled Shine a Light.
The $92,610 grant will fund a yearlong project that aims to increase awareness of new toxicology techniques in Russia.
The dean's message appears in the February 2017 SPHHS e-newsletter.
She says the reported contaminants are "a cause for concern because the chemicals can build up in the human body."
Associate Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time when a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.