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.
April Bowling, Sc.D., assistant professor, Department of Public Health and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences was featured in WalletHub’s recent article Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle.
Associate Clinical Professor Brigid Hopkins was named a 2021 Board of Certification (BOC) Dan Libera Award Honoree. Hopkins has been a long-time leader and volunteer in the BOC community.
Assistant Professor Leena Bharath, who teaches in the School of Health Sciences, has received $434,000 in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The awarded R15 grant will stretch over three years and is intended to support the training of undergraduate students.
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.
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