Kinesiology alumnus Avelino Amado, who serves as Diversity Program Manager at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, appears among the "100 More Inspiring Black Scientists in America" list recently published by CrossTalk.
Alumni Andrea Luttrell '08 (Nutrition) and Andrew McConaha '08 (Kinesiology) are among those named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.
A story appearing in the Spring 2020 issue of UMass Magazine highlights the biomechanics research on footwear by members of the kinesiology department. "Feet Fleet" profiles over three decades worth of kinesiology research, from current efforts by Assistant Professor Wouter Hoogkamer and Associate Professor Katherine Boyer to the pioneering research of Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill.
Jane Kent, professor and chair of the kinesiology department, has been named a 2020 UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar.
Nine students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2020. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.
Kinesiology alumnus Dr. Duncan Grossman ’12, a medical resident in Brooklyn, documents the progression of COVID-19 at his hospital in a photo essay published in The Wall Street Journal. The emergency-medicine resident was reassigned to the ICU soon after the coronavirus outbreak to handle the surge of patients.
Four UMass Amherst kinesiology students were among the recipients of awards from the American Kinesiology Association (AKA), including master’s student Colleen Chase, who earned the association’s 2020 National Master’s Scholar Award.
From all disciplines across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, along with nursing and natural sciences, among other schools and departments, a contingent of students, led by faculty and staff, is finding ways to serve their community during the pandemic.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and its departments and programs hosted a series of virtual celebration events in recognition of its graduating class of 2020.
Kinesiology postdoctoral researcher Gillian Weir has been awarded the 2020 Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award by the International Society Biomechanics of Sport (ISBS). She has served as a postdoctoral research fellow in Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill’s Biomechanics Laboratory since 2016.
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