Collaborators in the Center for Health Inclusion and Research Practice (CHIRP) recently received the largest federal award in Merrimack’s history. Team members from the NOURISH and THRIVE labs, as well as faculty across the College have been awarded $2.5 million to continue nutrition studies in Anchorage, AK.
Notable & Quotable
Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Athletic Training Birgid Hopkins, MS, ATC, was featured in a Board of Certification For the Athletic Trainer article on preparing students for the BOC exam.
Associate professor of health sciences, Zi Yan, was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal supporting the benefits of outdoor group exercise in the winter during the pandemic. Yan, who’s interdisciplinary research involves psychology, public health and exercise science offered that exercise classes provide physical benefits and much-needed social support, especially during the winter months.
Assistant professor of health sciences April Bowling was featured in a Boston Globe story April 13, 2020 on how people should continue to exercise during self-isolation. Adhering to a fitness regimen that incorporates cardiovascular and resistance training is important for overall health, she told the Globe.