Senator Elizabeth Warren meets with Freedson and SPHHS student during visit

Jan 22 2014
From left: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren and UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble R. Subbaswamy at a roundtable discussion on campus. (Courtesy UMass Amherst News Office)

When U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren visited the UMass Amherst campus recently to announce a new effort to refinance student debt, SPHHS representatives were among those she met. According to a Daily Hampshire Gazette article, Kinesiology Department Chair Patty Freedson described her research on physical activity using accelerometers and the importance of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for her lab. Another SPHHS representative, kinesiology & public health double-major Leo Sheehan, was one of the student participants in a "college affordability" roundtable discussion with Warren and other University officials. Read more here.