WNCT: Pregnancy research featured

WNCT featured the advances and continued research being conducted within the East Carolina University College of Health and Human Performance about prenatal exercise and its effects on mothers and babies. Positive data related to pregnancy and delivery stories and $4 million in National Institute of Health funding have helped Dr. Linda May earn a No. 7 ranking in the world among the productive authors/journals in research of physical activity during pregnancy.

The TV station interviewed local research participant Coleman Hanson, who recently delivered and said this study helped her during her pregnant months with motivation and being proactive.

Brooks is a partner, providing free Brooks shoes and sports bras to research participants via local distributor Fleet Feet. Anyone interested in participating can learn more through ECU Active Moms.

In a related grant recently secured, Dr. Nick Broskey was awarded a prestigious NIH R01grant worth $2.5  million grant over 5 years. His research grant is titled: “Effect of Maternal Exercise in Women with Obesity on Offspring Mesenchymal Stem Cell Metabolism.”

May and Broskey both are faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology.