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.

September 24, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes five new full-time faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New tenure-track faculty hires for Fall 2019 include Zhengqing Ouyang and Cassandra Spracklen in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and Wouter Hoogkamer and Amanda Paluch in the Department of Kinesiology. Elizabeth Salerno Valdez joins the Department of Health Promotion and Policy as a full-time lecturer.

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill
September 19, 2019

Joseph Hamill, Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology, delivered the President’s Lecture to close the 27th Congress of the International Society for Biomechanics (ISB) held last month in Calgary, Canada. The lecture concludes his two-year term as president of the society.

September 10, 2019

Researchers in the Musculoskeletal and Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory are seeking mothers with children under 5 years old to volunteer for a study on the connection between having children and osteoarthritis.

August 26, 2019

The Laboratory for Neurophysiology and Biomechanics of Locomotion seeks volunteers for a study on balance and learning in walking gait. Researchers will investigate how challenges to walking balance will lead to learning which will accelerate regaining balance when exposed to novel unstable walking conditions.

August 15, 2019

Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking younger and older volunteers for a study on how fat affects muscle strength. Participants should be between the ages of 25 to 45 or 65 to 75, non-smokers, not pregnant, and free of neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. 

July 26, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded six Summer PhD Fellowships for 2019. The awards provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months. Students received nominations by their faculty mentors with concurrence from their graduate program directors.

UMass Amherst Project Rover logo
July 23, 2019

Dog owners aged 65 and older may be eligible to participate in a free dog training class as part of a pilot study, Project Rover, by Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Potter.