Exercise Science News

School of Education Included in Inaugural SOURCE Grant Program

103 student projects were selected for the first cohort of awardees funded by Syracuse University’s new Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement, known as The SOURCE, the University announced Tuesday. Several students from the School of Education received SOURCE grants, including: Brandon Fascia, Health and Exercise Science: “Effect of Beetroot Juice Consumption on Cerebral...
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Gwendolyn Thomas

Exercise Science Professor Gwendolyn Thomas Secures NIH Grant to Study Exercise and Cannabis Use

Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor of exercise science in the School of Education, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the effects of resistance exercise on people with severe cannabis use disorders (CUDs). It’s the first such study, Thomas says. Thomas, director of the Exercise Prescription Laboratory (ExRx Lab), will perform this...
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Thomas Talks to Cancer Network on Exercise Research

Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise Science and director of the Exercise Prescription Lab, and Maggie Bedillion, graduate student in the lab, spoke with Cancer Network about their research on exercise and its effect on depression and anxiety in cancer patients. Previous research has shown that there is a link between cognitive...
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Tiago Barreira Discussed Global Childhood Obesity on CNN Health

“There are still more children that are underweight in the world than there are obese, but that’s likely to change pretty soon” Tiago Barreira, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise, spoke with Jacqueline Howard of CNN Health on the global issue of childhood obesity. The World Health Organization calls childhood obesity “one of the most serious...
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Gwendolyn Thomas Speaks to CNN About Exercise Study

Gwendoyn Thomas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Science and Director of the Exercise Prescription Lab, spoke with CNN Health about a new study in the American Journal of Epidemilogy. Gwendolyn Thomas, an exercise physiologist and director of the Exercise Prescription Lab at Syracuse University in New York, called the new study “exciting…” “…In this article,...
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Prof Kevin Heffernan works with exercise science and high school students on a exercise physiology project

Health and Exercise Science Delivers Hands-On Research Opportunities

A growing number of undergraduates are choosing Health and Exercise Science as a major as the programs offer diverse opportunities for learning. At the beginning of her sophomore year, Jessica Pascolla ’19 began conducting research in the Muscle Biology Laboratory on South Campus. A year ago, as a junior, the health and exercise science major...
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Ben Brickman and his family stand on the syracuse football field

Student Veteran Reflects on his Career at Syracuse

Syracuse University Stories profiled Health and Exercise Science senior Ben Brickman ’20, a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and walk-on member of the Syracuse University football team. Ben cites his veteran experience and the support he’s received from Syracuse University as reasons for his success on and off the field.
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Keller Receives Student Research Award at ACSM

Graduate students from the Department of Exercise Science presented at the regional conference of the American College of Sports Medicine: Allie Keller, Winner, M.S. student research award The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Aortic Stiffness in Women Across the Lifespan (co-authors Lefferts, Augustine, DeBlois and Heffernan) Patricia Pagan Lassalle, Finalist, graduate student research award...
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Brittany Carriero named Principal of East Hampton Middle School

Brittany Carriero ’05 (Physical Education) has been named Principal of Pierson Middle School in East Hampton, NY. Congratulations Brittany!
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