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Student & Alumni Achievements

UMass Amherst Doctoral Candidate Wins NEACSM Award

Ms. Amanda Hickey, a doctoral candidate in kinesiology in the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, recently received the David N. Camaione doctoral student award from The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM). The criteria for the $1000 award are based upon academic excellence, professional experience, professional activities such as attending conferences and workshops, publication of peer-reviewed research, and skill in obtaining grants.

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[Photo: Ms. Amanda Hickey]

UMass Amherst Kinesiology chair Dr. Patty Freedson says, “Amanda is an extraordinary doctoral student. Her work has led to some major advances in our lab’s activity monitor research and she is certainly on a trajectory to make major contributions in kinesiology in both teaching and research.”

Ms. Hickey accepted the award during the NEACSM Fall Conference, November 13-14 in Providence, RI.

“I am thrilled that my hard work has been recognized by an organization within my field. It is so rewarding to receive this scholarship from the NEACSM,” says Ms. Hickey.