Outreach Programming

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Outreach Programming

Staff, faculty, and students at the WHIR Center are working to actively promote health in the community. 

Mark Blegen, WHIR Center co-director, works with athletes, teams, and Olympians to measure fitness and to promote healthy living.

Alvina Brueggemann, WHIR Center Coodinator, conducts workshops on stress reduction, mindfulness, and mind-body health research to community members of all ages. In addition, she co-leads community-based falls prevention programs, such as Matter of Balance, for older adults in the community in partnership with HealthEast and Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging.

Marcie Myers, WHIR Center co-director, works with incoming first-year students of color to introduce high school students to biology and science-based careers.