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Medical Matters Weekly welcomes exercise behavioral scientist August 24

Vermont Business Magazine The next guest on Medical Matters Weekly is Kathleen Martin Ginis, PhD, a leading exercise behavioral scientist who has been the principal investigator on more than $11 million in exercise psychology research and a source for countless national publications, including The New York Times“O” The Oprah MagazineMen’s Health & Fitness, and Shape Magazine, among others. The show airs on Facebook Live at noon on Wednesday, August 24.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can view on and The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on

Dr. Martin Ginis is the Reichwald Family University of British Columbia Southern Medical Program chair in Preventive Medicine. She has also researched and taught within the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University and was the founding director of SCI Action Canada, a national alliance of community-based organizations and university-based researchers working together to advance physical activity participation in people living with spinal cord injury. She is also the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Disability Participation Project.

Dr. Martin Ginis has more than 20 years of experience researching, teaching, and presenting on topics related to motivation, behavior change, and the psychological benefits of exercise. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters. Dr. Martin Ginis completed a bachelor’s in psychology at the University of Toronto, her PhD in kinesiology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and postdoctoral training at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.

Medical Matters Weekly features the innovative personalities who drive positive change within health care and related professions. The show addresses all aspects of creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all, including food and nutrition, housing, diversity and inclusion, groundbreaking medical care, exercise, mental health, the environment, research, and government. The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube, and all podcast platforms. After the program, the video is available on area public access television stations CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV’s (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public access stations throughout the United States.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, healthcare system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care is among the most lauded small rural health systems in the nation. It is the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Rural Hospital Leadership Award. In addition, SVMC ranked fourth nationwide for the value of care it provides by the Lown Institute Hospital Index in 2020 and is a five-time recipient of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. The health system is fortunate to have the support of platinum-level corporate sponsor Mack, a leading supplier of contract manufacturing services and injection molded plastic parts based in Arlington, VT.

BENNINGTON, VT—August 17, 2022—Southwestern Vermont Medical Center 

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