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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Doctoral Student Awarded American College of Sports Medicine Research Grant

The American College of Sports Medicine recently awarded Ms. Corinna Serviente, a doctoral student in kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciencess, an ACSM Foundation Doctoral Student Research Grant. Ms. Serviente, who is a member of Assistant Professor Sarah Witkowski’s Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab, will use the $5000 award for data analysis in a study titled “Vascular Function Across the Menopausal Transition.”

Corinna Serviente 2015

[Photo: Ms. Corinna Serviente]

“Corinna has developed a novel and interesting project that will help to refine knowledge about the effect of fitness and menopause on cardiovascular disease risk,” Dr. Witkowski explains.

“Thanks to the ACSM grant, the next step in this project will be examining the role of aerobic fitness and whether it is beneficial for maintaining blood vessel health and responses to exercise in this population,” says Ms. Serviente.

“She is a conscientious student who is highly deserving of this award,” adds Dr. Witkowski.