Department News

  • From left, Honors College students Kylie Encarnacao, business, Anna Barta, biochemistry, and Nicole Karp, business, attended a welcome event for new transfer students in the Transfer Alliance Program

    Transfer Alliance Program Supports New Transfer Students

    A new program aims to support transfer students so they can hit the ground running during their first semester at UML. The Transfer Alliance Program employs peer allies who are also transfer students.
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  • Lawreta Kankan with counselors Danny Tran, Keanna Bouthsarath and Sierra Goodwin

    Learning is Social: New Program Sets Health Sciences Students up for Success

    The Zuckerberg: Ready, Set, Go! program hosted 20 first-year health sciences majors arrived on campus a week before classes start for social activities, community service and educational and cultural activities to help them get acclimated to campus and the city of Lowell.
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  • David Cornell and NiCole Keith

    David Cornell Awarded Fellowship from the American College of Sports Medicine

    Physical Therapy and Kinesiology Asst. Prof. David Cornell recently received an American College of Sports Medicine Fellowship, an honor that recognizes professionals who have made significant contributions to the field of sports medicine and exercise science.
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  • pre-health advising carol myers welcome day tabling

    Pre-Health Advising Guides Future Doctors and Dentists

    This past academic year, Pre-Health Advising had a 100% acceptance rate among students and alumni who applied to dental school and a 90% acceptance rate for those who applied to medical school.
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  • Tarlin Family

    Tarlin Triplets Thrive at UMass Lowell

    Triplets Jillian, Chloe and Sam Tarlin have carved out their own paths at UMass Lowell as they prepare to graduate together.
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  • exercise science student Veronica Maksymenko

    Exercise Science Student on the Fast Track

    Veronica Maksymenko is on track to earn her bachelor's degree in exercise science in three years, paving the way for her to begin the doctor of physical therapy program next summer at the age of 17.
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  • Michele Fox, Justin Cormier and Becky Glass

    DPT Students Crack the Hard Cases

    Doctor of physical therapy students solve complex patient cases during their final clinical rotations.
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  • Manning School of Business honors students and faculty at an Honors College mixer

    Honors College Matches Students with Faculty Mentors

    With mixers that follow a speed-dating format, the Honors College is matching more honors students with faculty mentors for research opportunities and final honors theses and projects. The college offers $1,500 fellowships to support student researchers, who may also be paid through faculty grants.
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  • Mentor Deb Finch and student Adam Basma

    The Mentoring Effect

    For many students, a bond with a professor, an advisor, a coach or another person on campus can make all the difference in their college experience and set them up for future success. We checked in with several River Hawks who talked about their mentors on campus and the impact they’ve had.
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  • UML health sciences faculty tour the new Health Sciences Hub

    ‘Health Sciences Hub’ Offers Tutoring, Advising and More

    The new “Health Sciences Hub” in the Health and Social Sciences Building is a one-stop center for student success. It includes space for advising, tutoring, exam reviews, faculty and teaching assistant office hours, health sciences club meetings, interprofessional education and more.
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  • UML Assoc. Teaching Prof. JoAnn Moriarty-Baron teaches neurological rehabilitation

    Physical Therapy and Nutrition Students Learn About COVID Care

    Thanks to alumni and staff at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, N.H., nearly 130 students in physical therapy and nutritional science got an insider view into how a team of care professionals collaborated to care for COVID-19 patients. They learned some surprising things.
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  • Siblings Abby and Ben Drezek stand in front of the UML soccer pitch

    Wonder Kin: Drezeks Make the Grade at UML

    Siblings Abby and Ben Drezek are wrapping up parallel student-athlete careers at UMass Lowell that are almost unparalleled in terms of all-around success.
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  • Asst. Prof. David Cornell and the finger sensor research team

    Exercise Science Majors Earn Kudos for Research

    Four current and former exercise science majors won praise at a conference for their research on a heart rate finger sensor – and honors student Andreas Himariotis carried off the top undergraduate prize.
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  • Young black woman wearing mask, seated on grass, working on laptop on her lap

    UML Experts Offer Advice for Studying and Working from Home

    While we socially distance and mask up to avoid the virus, we can also take steps to stay healthy, productive and on task in class and at work. UML experts share their suggestions for navigating the latest wave of COVID-19.
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  • UMass Lowell graduate student Michelle Mailloux pitches on behalf of her Ambulatory Innovation team, on their way to topping Harvard, MIT and a slew of other competitors at the 7th annual Beantown Throwdown.

    Student Entrepreneurs Bring Home Prestigious Throwdown Title

    They went, they conquered, they left. And in their dust were some top Boston universities. Ambulatory Innovation emerged atop the heap at the annual Beantown Throwdown pitch competition.
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  • UMass Lowell Prof. Erik Swartz with football helmet equipped with sensors

    Research Tackles Head Injuries in Youth Football

    An athletic training method shown to reduce head injuries in high school football will be rolled out in Hawaii next week through an $800,000 grant to the UMass Lowell researcher who designed the system.
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  • EIM manager Diana Davis stands in the weight room

    ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Supports Students’ Well-being

    A collaboration between Campus Recreation, the Wellness Center and the Exercise Physiology department, the Exercise is Medicine program teaches students how exercise can improve their overall well-being by providing them with 16 personal training sessions – free of charge.
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  • Alexandre Lopes, shown in front of the Olympics mascot, Soohorang the white tiger.,

    Professor is at the Olympics for the Sixth Time

    Alexandre Lopes, a UMass Lowell associate professor of physical therapy, arrived in Pyeongchang, South Korea last week, where he is conducting research on behalf of the International Olympic Committee to determine how many athletes sustain injuries or fall ill during the Winter Games.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Alex Lopes

    Researcher Headed to Winter Olympics

    Alexandre Lopes, associate professor of physical therapy, is conducting research, blogging and posting photos about his experiences at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
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  • Allison Dunbar and Caroline Stark

    Faculty Teaching Methods Raise the Grade

    Faculty Teaching Circle Fellows integrate innovative teaching methods in classes to help students succeed.
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  • Biomedical engineering major Madison Merrill learns cell-culture techniques in her summer co-op with chemical engineering research scientist Prokash Paul

    Co-op Scholars Explore Infinity – and Beyond

    Every year, more than 200 first-year students receive merit-based, $4,000 Co-op Scholarships in their acceptance packages. The scholarships pay them to do research with a faculty member, intern at a community agency or study abroad.
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  • Brianna Trainor

    Students Teach Healthy Eating

    Students studying dietetics gain valuable work experience during their summer community internships.
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  • Matthew Gage

    New Research Center to Study Biomechanics of Aging

    A new UMass systemwide research center, launched with a $25,000 grant by the UMass President’s Science & Technology Initiatives Fund, will study the science of how bone and muscle systems work under different conditions.
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  • Students at Summit ElderCare

    Students Find Collaborative Care is the Best Care

    A new “Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning” course gives students from five different majors — nursing, medical laboratory science, nutritional sciences, exercise physiology and public health — experience working in teams at Summit ElderCare in Lowell.
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  • Gait Rehabilitation

    Improving Health Starts Here

    From improving rehabilitation for stroke survivors to reducing inflammation through diet in older adults, faculty members in the College of Health Sciences are conducting studies that have the potential to make a powerful impact on people’s lives.
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  • UMass Lowell physical therapy professor Alexandre Lopes in the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the Olympic games.

    10 Questions with PT Prof. Alexandre Lopes

    UMass Lowell physical therapy professor Alexandre Lopes, 42, monitored athletes' injuries and health during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro over the summer as a member of the International Olympic Committee's Medical and Scientific Commission.
    Lowell Sun In The News
  • Alex Lopes

    Ending the 'No Pain, No Gain' Myth of Exercise

    Assoc. Prof. of Physical Therapy and Olympic researcher Alexandre Lopes shares his insight on what causes athletic injuries and how everyone from the casual runner to a professional athlete can avoid them.
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  • Physical therapist Carley Mills, a UMass Lowell alum, at her job at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Norton.

    Need for Physical Therapists Expected to Keep Increasing

    Physical therapy is increasingly becoming viewed as an alternative to medication for several other conditions, said Deirdra Murphy, associate dean for undergraduate studies at UMass Lowell’s College of Health Sciences.
    Boston Herald In The News
  • Youngsters march in 2015 Lowell Earth Day Parade

    Earth Day Festivities Grow in Scope, Ambition

    Thanks to Prof. John Wooding's creative economy grant, the university is partnering with more than two dozen community groups for the monthlong Lowell Earth Day Celebration 2016.
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