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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

UMass Amherst Faculty Chosen as officers of American College of Sports Medicine

Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke, professor and chair of the department of kinesiology in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Dr. Sofiya Alhassan, associate professor of kinesiology, are among the recently chosen 2017-18 officers for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Dr. Tudor-Locke is one of two vice presidents for ACSM, and Dr. Alhassan will be one of two Trustees for Education and Allied Health. They will assume office at the conclusion of ACSM’s Annual Meeting May 30-June 3, in Denver, CO.

[Photo: Dr. Catrine Tudor-Locke (left) and Dr. Sofiya Alhassan]

ACSM notes on its website that it is “dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine”. Over 50,000 people are members of ACSM, including clinicians, academics, scientists, and health and fitness professionals.

Dr. Tudor-Locke is an expert the on relationship between walking and health through the lifespan, and has championed the use of activity monitors like pedometers for both accurate measures and motivation. Dr. Alhassan’s research examines connections between physical activity in the prevention of obesity among children.