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URI kinesiologists learning what a person's gait can say about dementia

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URI student takes aim at body shaming for senior capstone project

For her senior capstone project, psychology major is telling a story that represents many The teasing started in middle school: whale; fat girl; jelly rolls; Mrs. Puff. Paola Moreno got so depressed she stopped eating breakfast and lunch. “I didn’t want people at school to see me eating,” says Moreno. “I didn’t want people to […]

Neuroscientist, educator, TV host Heather Berlin to speak Nov. 14 at URI

KINGSTON, R.I.- November 3, 2017- Known most notably for her work in science communication and outreach, neuroscientist Heather Berlin will present a lecture titled “The Dynamic Unconscious Mind” as part of this year’s Honors Colloquium at the University of Rhode Island. The lecture will be held Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Edwards Hall, 64 […]

URI Doctoral candidate elected VP of national physical therapy association

Alexander Dien to represent students on the American Physical Therapy Association’s Student Assembly A third-year doctoral candidate in Physical Therapy at URI will represent the university in a national trade organization after being elected vice president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Student Assembly. Alexander Dien officially became a member of the association’s board of […]

URI professor honored by alma mater

Psychology Professor Lisa Weyandt will travel to Pennsylvania to receive the award URI Psychology Professor Lisa Weyandt will be honored by her alma mater for her distinguished accomplishments throughout her career. Weyandt will travel to Pennsylvania State University Oct. 27 to receive the award given annually to select graduates of Penn State’s College of Health […]

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Student Spotlight: Dara LoBuono, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. candidate

Nutrition scientist aims to increase access, impact of nutrition therapy While a high school track athlete in Franklin Lakes, NJ, Dara LoBuono was looking for any opportunity to improve her time and cross the finish line ahead of her competitors. A visit with a sports nutritionist gave her the edge she needed on the track, […]

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Research in Action: Critical Steps

Can gait be used as a tool to diagnose, prevent, or treat cognitive decline? URI kinesiologists are taking steps to find out what gait can tell us about dementia.

URI College of Health Sciences professor wins national award in gerontology

Phillip Clark honored for mentorship in, promotion of geriatric education A local expert on gerontology at the University of Rhode Island has been named the recipient of a prestigious award from a national association on aging. Phillip Clark, professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and director of both the gerontology program and the Rhode […]

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URI Psychology professor to receive Institute of Coaching excellence award

James Prochaska developed Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change; Janice Prochaska disseminated the model A University of Rhode Island psychology professor internationally renowned for his pioneering work in behavior change, along with his wife and research partner, will receive the Institute of Coaching Vision of Scientific Excellence in Coaching award. The Institute presents the award annually to […]

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Olympic Training

University of Rhode Island provides training workshops to Chinese Olympic delegation

With the summer sun high in the sky, Chinese Olympic Committee delegates, NHL coaches, college trainers and exercise scientists had snow and ice on their minds as they convened at the University of Rhode Island earlier this month.

4H Career Fair

Children from military families explore health and science professions at URI

More than two dozen children from military-connected families around the state tested their range of motion, race each other on turf and discover the capabilities of wearable technology during the 4-H Career and College Major Exploration Day held earlier this month at the University of Rhode Island.

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