Fall 2017 Newsletter
Letter From the Director
New Grants Fund Additional Student-Faculty Research
Faculty members were awarded grants to study gender-based violence prevention, increasing physical activity for cancer survivors and the effects of augmented reality on food choices.
Student Track Physical Activity, Test Effects of BPA and More
Students worked on multiple research projects over the summer and presented their research at campus and professional conferences, giving them a taste of life as a scientist.
New Seminar Series Highlights Research Findings
A new monthly seminar series featuring health-related research results kicked off in fall 2017. In September, kinesiology Frost Research Fellows presented their findings, and in October STRIDE-affiliated master’s students discussed their thesis findings. Upcoming seminars, which are open to the university community, can be viewed below.
Faculty and Student Highlights
Campus and Community Collaborate to Bring the Women and Infants’ Mobile Health Unit to the Central Coast
When STRIDE’s Women and Infants’ Mobile Health Unit begins operating next year, the free health outreach and counseling services will be available on the Central Coast thanks to collaborators across Cal Poly and throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The state-of the-art mobile unit arrived at Cal Poly in November equipped with two rooms for exams and education, refrigeration for biospecimens, an area for referrals and space to conduct research.
Three New Faculty Affiliates Join the Team
STRIDE is excited to welcome three new faculty affiliates who joined the Center and its network of faculty across campus studying obesity prevention and related topics: two new tenure-track professors in the Kinesiology Department and a social science professor.
Journal of the American Medicine Association Article Reports Successful Weight-Loss Program
Director Honored with Campus Distinguished Scholarship Award.
STRIDE affiliates published a number of papers since Summer 2017.
The STRIDE newsletter was written and edited by Casey Heaney, Susan Staub, Nina Heintz and Suzanne Phelan.