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David Savitz
January 13, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host “The Public’s Love/Hate Relationship with Epidemiology: The Burden of Being Relevant,” a seminar presented by Brown University faculty member David A. Savitz from 2-4 p.m., January 22, in the Old Chapel Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.

Kinesiology Community Days
December 18, 2019

This fall, students enrolled in “KIN 394AI: Applied Kinesiology Concepts to Solve Real World Problems” left the comfort of the classroom and took their training out into the campus community in an effort to improve health and wellness across the university. In the process, they gained valuable hands-on experience in applying a variety of health and fitness concepts they learned over the course of the semester.

December 18, 2019

Three kinesiology students received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held November 7-8 in Providence, Rhode Island.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer
December 17, 2019

Wouter Hoogkamer, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, was quoted in a recent Runner’s Word article about developments in foam technology in regard to efforts made toward building the world’s fastest running shoe.

December 16, 2019

From arthritis and heart failure to diabetes and menopause, many conditions are associated with muscle weakness and increased fat deposits. Now a multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Jane Kent, Professor and Chair of Kinesiology, is applying a unique approach to examine the effects of fat tissue on skeletal muscle structure and function in young and older men and women.

November 25, 2019

A group of Kinesiology department members came together to undertake the "Eliud Kipchoge Challenge." Inspired by the Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge, who broke the fabled two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna this past October in the Ineos159 Challenge, the team took turns matching Kipchoge's 13.1 MPH pace on the treadmill.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
November 14, 2019

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter and Clinical Assistant Professor Raeann LeBlanc, College of Nursing, will present their research as part of a human-animal interaction symposium at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Scientific Meeting, in Austin, Texas from Nov. 13 through 17.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
October 25, 2019

A publication from Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter has been selected as an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Editors’ Pick. The article, titled “Dogs as Support and Motivation for Physical Activity,” originally appeared in the July issue of Current Sports Medicine Reports, the official clinical review journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer
October 10, 2019

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Wouter Hoogkamer predicts Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge will break the fabled 2-hour marathon barrier. His confidence is rooted in years of research, including a recent study he co-authored that mathematically assessed the course Kipchoge will be running in Vienna.

September 25, 2019

Five SPHHS faculty members have been promoted or granted tenure over the summer of 2019.

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