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Spring 2014 Newsletter

spring 14 newsletter

Kevin Taylor photoMessage from the Chair

june 2014

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.

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photo of Adrian Mercado$67,000 NIH Award is First of its Kind for Cal Poly

february 2014

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.

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Student working on computerKinesiology Students Produce Video for Sierra Vista Medical Center

april 2014

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.

Read more about the collaboration with Sierra Vista Medical Center and watch the video ›

Todd HagobianHagobian Awarded NIH Grant

January 2014

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.

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Lauren Waltrip dancingKinesiology Alumna Continues Volunteer Efforts in Graduate School

june 2014

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. 

Read more about Waltrip's volunteer work  ›

students in the field collecting dataThank You To Our Generous Donors

june 2014

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. 

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