University of Massachusetts Medical School

About us

The UMass Medicine in Motion chapter partners with existing campus groups to provide fun opportunities for members of the UMass community to engage in physical activity. These events will bring together students, physicians, and other healthcare workers for stress-relieving, community-building, wellness-strengthening experiences. Examples of our activities include partnering with doctors from our Peds division to promote a UMass team for a 5k in Worcester and working with educational leaders to pair physical activity with in-class learning.

Chapter Leaders

Lindsay Walsh

I grew up in Swampscott, Massachusetts and attended Dartmouth College, where I majored in Psychology. While at Dartmouth, I was a three-season member of the Dartmouth Women’s Cross-Country and Track & Field teams. I also led an injured athlete support group that was geared towards providing resources for Dartmouth athletes during different phases of rehabilitation. I am excited to be a leader of the UMass Medical School Medicine in Motion Chapter, through which I hope to promote physical wellness among members of the UMMS and Greater Worcester communities. Outside of school, I enjoy running, hiking and spending time with my guinea pigs.

Jessica Kloppenburg

I am a second-year medical student originally from Acton, MA. I love to be active and outdoors, so I enjoy running, biking, swimming, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, and rowing as a way to balance work and play. I participated in the Head of the Snake Regatta this fall, which was my first race as a rower and the first time UMMS has put together a boat. It is exciting to see Medicine in Motion bring together students and health professionals across New England to promote an active community, and I can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together.

Haley Schachter

I am a first-year medical student, from Barnstable Ma. I played soccer for Brandeis University and graduated in 2016. I continue my wellness in medical school through working out, cooking and meditation. I really enjoy being a part of a fitness family, which I’ve found through Orange Theory and now Medicine in Motion.

Collin Leibold

I am a first-year medical student from Falls Church, VA. I attended Georgetown University for a BS in Biology of Global Health and Stanford University for an MS in Epidemiology. I ran cross country and track for both schools, specializing in the 5000 meters. Through Medicine in Motion, I want to encourage students, physicians, and patients to move more and sit less. Outside of medical school, I enjoy training, racing, baking bread, reading, and spending time with my wife.

March 31st, 2019: TDD 5k

The TDD5k—run on March 31st at Worcester State University—benefits UMass’ Neonatal ICU and was formed by a family to honor the lives of their triplets who died while being cared for in our NICU. A Pediatrics attending—Tom Guggina—has formed a UMass team; we invite anyone interested in Medicine in Motion to join our team on March 31st. Cost is $25 if you join a team and $35 if you sign up as an individual.

June 23rd, 2019: Boston Athletic Association (BAA) 10K

1) Go to this link to sign up!

2) Choose option “Team member – early bird.”

3) Select the team called “UMass Medicine in Motion”

4) Input credit card information. (If you fail to raise $300 by end of June, they’ll take the difference from the card you give).

5) Start fundraising / training!