News

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.

  • 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 professor Juliana Cohen was recently featured as an expert source for a KTVA television report regarding a pilot program in Anchorage, Alaska to lengthen lunchtime and recess for school children as a means of improving academic focus. 

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

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  • Juliana Cohen, assistant professor of health sciences, was featured in a cnn.com 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 the Journal 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. 

  • April Bowling, assistant professor of health sciences, had a paper, “ADHD Symptoms and Body Composition Changes in Childhood: A Longitudinal Study Evaluating Directionality of Associations,” accepted for publication in Pediatric Obesity, a peer-reviewed medical journal covering research into all aspects of obesity during childhood and adolescence.

  • School of Health Sciences Dean Kyle McInnis, Associate Dean Kevin Finn and Assistant Professor Zi Yan published an article, “Promoting Physical Activity and Science Learning in an Outdoor Education Program,” in the Jan. 5, 2018, issue of the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. In the article, the authors argue that Integrating physical activity and science learning in an outdoor education program addresses two challenges children face today: physical inactivity and poor science performance.

Events

July 13, 2022

  • Health Sciences Graduate Programs Open House

    If you are interested in one of our master of science programs in Community Health Education, Health and Wellness Management, or Exercise and Sport Science, we invite you to join us on campus to explore why Merrimack may be the right choice for advancing your health sciences or healthcare career!

    • Location
    • Arcidi Welcome Center
    • Time
    • 10:00am to 12:00pm

July 27, 2022

August 10, 2022

  • Health Sciences Graduate Programs Open House

    If you are interested in one of our master of science programs in Community Health Education, Health and Wellness Management, or Exercise and Sport Science, we invite you to join us on campus to explore why Merrimack may be the right choice for advancing your health sciences or healthcare career!

    • Location
    • Arcidi Welcome Center
    • Time
    • 5:30pm to 7:30pm