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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.

July 18, 2019

Researchers in the department of kinesiology are seeking participants for a study on biomechanical movement of women. They are seeking women without children and women with children under five years old.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology doctoral student Rob Marcotte
July 15, 2019

Rob Marcotte, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, received the “Best Student Oral Presentation” award at the 2019 International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), held June 26-28, 2019 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Kinesiology Katherine Boyer
June 21, 2019

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Katherine Boyer has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). She will begin her two-year term at the ISB's 27th Congress being held in Calgary, Canada from July 31-August 4, 2019.

UMass Amherst Professor Emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill
May 29, 2019

Professor emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill was recently interviewed by Gear Patrol for an article about running shoes.

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