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UMass Amherst Kinesiology postdoctoral researcher Gillian Weir
April 27, 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.

SPHHS Research Day 2020
April 16, 2020

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 23rd Annual Research Day on April 14, 2020, in a virtual format to allow for remote participation. Etienne Holder, a doctoral student in Epidemiology, took home first prize in the Research: Public Health category. Kinesiology majors Yeun Hiroi and Danielle Zoppo shared first place in the Research: Health Sciences category.

January 30, 2020

Kinsiology research professor Stuart Chipkin was quoted in a Reuters article reporting on a new study finding transgender children sense their identities at young ages.

CHAMP study participant
January 29, 2020

Researchers in the muscle biology laboratory in the department of kinesiology are seeking participants for a study of the effects of different resistance training exercise programs on skeletal muscle function in healthy men and women from 65 to 75 years old.

weights
January 29, 2020

Students in the department of kinesiology are in need of clients for free personal training. Individuals with diabetes, cancer, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, post stroke, or that use assistive walking devices are needed for students in a class focusing on exercise programming for individuals with special health needs.

January 28, 2020

Her bequest to the Patty Freedson Undergraduate Health and Wellness Scholarship will transform the educational experience for countless students in the future.

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.