Body strength is critical for healthy independent living. Help NFES add new equipment to the exercise science lab to aid in the study and rehabilitation of community patients, including those recovering from breast cancer and heart disease.


About the equipment

All donations will goes towards the purchase of a lat pulldown machine. It's used for vertical pulling exercises that targets the latissimus dorsi muscle (located in the back below the shoulders). If you visit a gym, chances are you'll see one of these machines. 

Who does it help?

Older adults, women with fibromyalgia, and women recovering from breast cancer treatment.

Future studies will be concentrating on men and women with peripheral artery disease and patients undergoing transaortic valve replacement (many of which suffer from muscle wasting and compromised strength).

Research that makes an impact

Faculty in Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences study interventions to improve the quality of life for both healthy and chronically ill populations. One intervention examines the effects of strength training on maintaining and improving muscle mass, bone density, strength, physical function and ultimately quality of life.

The addition of a lat pulldown machine would add an element to the workout for study participants and benefit research outcomes.

Recent studies involving weight training:



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Supporter Pledged Amount Gift Date
Claire Berryman & Stephen Hennigar $20.00 3/29/2019 5:27 PM
Marcia Brazil $75.00 3/29/2019 4:50 PM
Penny Ralston $100.00 3/29/2019 4:42 PM
Teresa Bryan $100.00 3/29/2019 4:06 PM
Claire Harrison $25.00 3/29/2019 2:31 PM
Xingyi Jiang $10.00 3/29/2019 2:23 PM
Qinchun Rao $10.00 3/29/2019 2:16 PM
Jenna Scott & Joe O'Shea $25.00 3/29/2019 2:16 PM
Murray Krantz $100.00 3/29/2019 1:49 PM
ming cui $50.00 3/29/2019 1:34 PM
Bahram Arjmandi $100.00 3/29/2019 1:31 PM
Michael Ormsbee & Lauren Ormsbee $10.00 3/29/2019 1:30 PM
Anonymous Donor $100.00 3/29/2019 1:17 PM
Anonymous Donor $20.00 3/29/2019 1:16 PM
Kathy Sittig $25.00 3/29/2019 12:39 PM
Chester Ray $10.00 3/29/2019 12:10 PM
Frank Fincham $50.00 3/29/2019 11:46 AM
Michael Delp $10.00 3/29/2019 11:41 AM
Ashlee Barrett $50.00 3/29/2019 11:00 AM
Anonymous Donor $25.00 3/29/2019 10:47 AM
Carl Weaver $50.00 3/29/2019 10:45 AM
Oluwatoyin Sangokunle & Tolulola Adeyewa $20.00 3/29/2019 9:45 AM
Kristen Greene & Scott Greene $50.00 3/29/2019 9:40 AM
Marian Sumner $50.00 3/29/2019 8:19 AM
Justin La Favor $25.00 3/29/2019 12:00 AM
Robert Keith $75.00 3/28/2019 9:53 PM
Amy Ursitti $25.00 3/28/2019 8:58 PM
Peggy Hsieh $300.00 3/28/2019 5:58 PM
Cheryl Beckert $100.00 3/28/2019 4:57 PM
Carrie Melendez & Jonathan Melendez $25.00 3/28/2019 3:43 PM
Paula and Bill Smith $500.00 3/28/2019 3:40 PM
Anonymous Donor $200.00 3/28/2019 2:38 PM
Marian Christ $20.00 3/28/2019 1:21 PM
Justin Lewis $100.00 3/28/2019 12:23 PM
Anonymous Donor $100.00 3/28/2019 12:22 PM
Juan Diaz $1,000.00 3/28/2019 11:10 AM
Emerson Rowe $20.00 3/28/2019 10:25 AM
Ann Smith $10.00 3/28/2019 10:16 AM
Peter and Mary Lee Jones $1,000.00 3/28/2019 10:00 AM
Corbin deNagy & Sarah deNagy $100.00 3/28/2019 9:45 AM
Betty Crowe $200.00 3/28/2019 9:43 AM
Anonymous Donor $100.00 3/28/2019 9:25 AM
Brandon Boden $50.00 3/28/2019 9:22 AM
Ida Thompson $100.00 3/28/2019 12:00 AM


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