Spring 2014 Newsletter
Message from the Chair
Another academic year is drawing to a close, so it’s a great time to review a few accomplishments: Our faculty are collectively funded for more than $10 million in ongoing grants with the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
$67,000 NIH Award is First of its Kind for Cal Poly
Cal Poly kinesiology major Adrian Mercado received a $67,000 Diversity Supplement Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Mercado, a sophomore, is Cal Poly's first recipient of this award.
Kinesiology Students Produce Video for Sierra Vista Medical Center
There's more than one way to improve health care, and three kinesiology students have taken a different approach: video. The students created an educational video for patients at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo.
Hagobian Awarded NIH Grant
Not many pregnancy studies focus on dads, but Cal Poly Kinesiology Professor Todd Hagobian is changing that. Hagobian recently received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether the behavior of mothers who change their eating and exercise habits during pregnancy will rub off on fathers.
Kinesiology Alumna Continues Volunteer Efforts in Graduate School
Cal Poly kinesiology alumna Lauren Waltrip wants everyone to get up and dance. Not just the usual line dancers at the Grad on Thursdays or the Swing Club pros, but absolutely everyone who wants to have a good time and smile, regardless of that person's physical ability.
Thank You To Our Generous Donors
Private support from alumni, parents, friends, businesses and agencies enables our department to continue to provide exceptional Learn by Doing projects and opportunities for today’s students.