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Student & Alumni Achievements

UMass Amherst Doctoral Student Receives ASB Grant-in-Aid Award

University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences kinesiology doctoral student Ms. Jocelyn Hafer has been awarded a 2015 Grant-in-Aid Award by the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). Ms. Hafer received the award for a research proposal titled “The effect of age and physical activity status on inter-segment coordination.”

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[Photo: Ms. Jocelyn Hafer]

The $2000 award is provided to support ASB student members pursuing biomechanics research by offering a source of research funding. The grants are distributed on a nationally competitive basis and are intended to offset the costs directly associated with conducting research.

Ms. Hafer plans to examine the potential impact of habitual physical activity on age-related changes in gait mechanics and the maintenance of neuromuscular control. Study participants will include young and older sedentary adults and older runners.