Presenters 2016

Dr. Sara Witkowski Comments Off on Dr. Sara Witkowski

Dr. Sara Witkowski

Dr. Sarah Witkowski is an assistant professor and director of the Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received...

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Heart of the Valley Chorus Comments Off on Heart of the Valley Chorus

Heart of the Valley Chorus

Heart of the Valley Chorus A Chapter of Sweet Adelines International Intergenerational singing group performing a cappella four-part harmony music. Heart of the Valley Chorus performs live throughout the...

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Lisa M. Troy Comments Off on Lisa M. Troy

Lisa M. Troy

Lisa M. Troy PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
The Commonwealth Honors College Professor of Nutrition

 As director of the Nutrition Assessment Laboratory at UMass, Dr. Troy...

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Carolyn S. Bentley, DPT, M.Ed  – Physical Therapist Comments Off on Carolyn S. Bentley, DPT, M.Ed – Physical Therapist

Carolyn S. Bentley, DPT, M.Ed – Physical Therapist

Carolyn received her BS degree in PT at Hunter College and her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Simmons College. She also holds a M.Ed Degree from Cambridge College. Carolyn has been practicing Physical...

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Elizabeth Bronner, MPT –  Physical Therapist Comments Off on Elizabeth Bronner, MPT – Physical Therapist

Elizabeth Bronner, MPT – Physical Therapist

Beth graduated with a Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton in 2004. She has been specializing in vestibular therapy since 2005 and earned her title as Certified Vestibular Therapist...

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Dr. Rebecca Spencer Comments Off on Dr. Rebecca Spencer

Dr. Rebecca Spencer

Dr. Spencer is an Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at UMass Amherst.  She has a PhD in neuroscience from Purdue University and completed post-doctoral training at the University of...

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Dave Madsen Comments Off on Dave Madsen

Dave Madsen

2016 marks Dave Madsen’s 46th year in broadcasting and 24th anniversary with Western Mass News. Madsen came to Western Mass News in 1992 after spending twelve years with WWLP-TV. He began...

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Shalini Bahl Comments Off on Shalini Bahl

Shalini Bahl

Shalini Bahl is the founder of Downtown Mindfulness in downtown Amherst and Affiliated Expert at the Isenberg School of Management, UMass, where she received her doctoral degree in marketing. Her research on...

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Tom St. Laurent Comments Off on Tom St. Laurent

Tom St. Laurent

Tom St. Laurent is a Lecturer in the department of kinesiology at UMass Amherst. St. Laurent has a bachelor’s from James Madison University, where he also received an M.S. in Exercise Physiology. He is...

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Judi Bruno LaBranche Comments Off on Judi Bruno LaBranche

Judi Bruno LaBranche

Judi Bruno LaBranche is a Lecturer in the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology. LaBranche obtained her bachelor’s from Springfield College, where she also received an M.S. in Health Promotion and Wellness...

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Stuart R. Chipkin, MD Comments Off on Stuart R. Chipkin, MD

Stuart R. Chipkin, MD

 Stuart R. Chipkin, MD is a Research Professor and board-certified endocrinologist who has a long-standing strong interest in diabetes research.  He received his medical degree from SUNY Downstate, and...

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