By: Michael Cronin
Dylon Grzenda M’24 is expected to graduate this spring from Merrimack’s athletic training graduate program.
By: Joseph O'Connell
Merrimack's new Shared Instrumentation and Research Facility (SIRF), will serve as an on-campus research hub for biology, chemistry and other life science initiatives.
By: Michael Cronin
The kitchen expands the College’s Food Recovery Network chapter.
By: Michael Cronin
Douglas J. Pisano, Ph.D., sees great potential in Merrimack’s ever-expanding nursing and health science programs.
By: Michael Cronin
For the first time in its history, Merrimack College has awarded bachelor of science in nursing degrees.

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.

Health Sciences Department assistant professorJuliana Cohenwas recently featured as an expert source for a KTVA televisionreport regarding a pilot programin Anchorage, Alaska to lengthen lunchtime and recess for school children as a means of improving academic focus.

Health Sciences Department assistant professor April Bowling was recently featured in a posting. The article is called “Why Are We Learning This? Teaching Physical Education Boosts Brain Power.”

Health sciences assistant professor Juliana Cohen was interviewed by both the Washington PostandGood Morning America(GMA) for a story on school lunches.Cohen says that because children learn better when they eat, schools should provideenough time to have lunch.


Juliana Cohen,assistant professor of health sciences, was featured in a article“How school lunches measure up in countries around the world”published April 9, 2018. “When kids eat healthier foods, this can have a really important impact on their cognitive functioning, which can then translate potentially to better academic performance,” she said.Cohen’s 2015 study,published in theJournal of the Academy of the Nutrition and Dietetics, was also featured. Her study found shorter lunch periods to be linked with less healthy eating among children.


Graduate Student Celebration

Graduate Student Celebration is an exciting event where prospective and accepted students can get a glimpse into becoming a warrior through information sessions, campus tours, and opportunities to connect with faculty, staff, and peers!

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