Wednesday, December 16 2015 | 11:00 am | Skinner Hall 213 | "Understanding Treatment Fidelity and Using it to Optimize Your Research," with Barbara Resnick, PhD. Professor Resnick is the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology in the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland and the President-Elect of the Gerontological Society of America, as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Geriatric Nursing. | Free and open to the public.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 4:00 p.m. | Campus Center, Room 804-808 | “Effects of Air Pollution on Human Health: Science, Public Policy, and Controversy,” with C. Arden Pope III, Ph.D., Mary Lou Fulton Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University. This presentation is an event of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Research on Families’ Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. Professor Pope will briefly review the science related to the effects of air pollution on human health, and discuss the public policy implications and related controversies. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information contact: http://www.umass.edu/family
Wednesday, February 10 2016 | 12:00 pm | Student Union Cape Cod Lounge | “Equity in Breastfeeding: Where we have been? Where should we be heading?” with Rafael Pérez-Escamilla, PhD. Professor Pérez-Escamilla is Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and Director of the Global Health Concentration and Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health. His research has led to improvements in breastfeeding protection, promotion and support worldwide through health facility and community-based initiatives including breastfeeding peer counseling. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Food and Nutrition Board and the recipient of the 2015 Patricia Martens Award for Excellence in Breastfeeding Research. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information contact: http://www.umass.edu/family