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November 7, 2018

A recent pilot study by kinesiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst found that pedaling while conducting work tasks improved insulin responses to a test meal. Investigators led by Research Professor Stuart Chipkin found that insulin levels following the meal were lower when sedentary workers used a pedal desk compared to a standard desk. In addition, work skills were not decreased in the pedaling condition.

November 7, 2018

Researchers in the kinesiology department are looking male volunteers with knee pain due to osteoarthritis to participate in a research study.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
October 23, 2018

CBC Radio recently interviewed Catrine Tudor-Locke, Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research, about the misconception that reaching a goal of 10,000 steps per day makes for a healthy lifestyle.

October 9, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Aston K. McCullough, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Kinesiology, a 2-year, $438,698 supplemental grant under the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program.

October 4, 2018

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Ned Debold, with Dhandapani Venkataraman and Jianhan Chen of the chemistry department, are collaborating on a project to develop a compound to serve as an alternative energy source for skeletal and cardiac muscle during times of stress.

September 27, 2018

Researchers in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking young volunteers for a Movement Observation in Children and Adolescents (MOCA) study to improve methods of measuring physical activity using wearable sensors.

September 25, 2018

Researchers at the UMass Amherst Boyer Biomechanics Lab are seeking volunteers for a study on how different shoes change how you move.

Prospective participants must meet the following requirements:

September 24, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst community is mourning the loss of Manuel David Matos Diaz, a graduate student and Kinesiology alumnus who died of a sudden illness days after the semester began.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Alumnu Michael Busa
September 24, 2018

Kinesiology alumnus Michael Busa, who received his PhD in 2015 with an emphasis on biomechanics and motor control, is featured in a recent article on UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS).

September 21, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes eight new full-time tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for Fall 2018 include Chi Hyun Lee, Andrew Lover, and Youssef Oulhote in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Megan Gross in the Department of Communication Disorders; Airin D. Martinez, Luis Valdez, and John Zeber  in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy; and Gwenael Layec in the Department of Kinesiology.

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