Alumni News

Do you have news you want to share with your fellow alumni? Whether you're telling us about advancements in your research or in your workplace, informing us about upcoming events, gatherings and fundraisers, or just sharing good news about new family members, we would love to hear from you! We will use stories for our website, newsletters, and other SPHHS publications.

To share your story, please email Patrick Freeman.

July 16, 2018

Public Health Practice alumna Ruth McDermott-Levy MPH ’15 and Global Health Certificate student Nicole L’Heureux recently received Fulbright Awards to conduct work in Finland and Ghana, respectively.

June 18, 2018

Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent alumna Serena Houghton PhD ‘16 has received a three-year, $ 187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to examine central obesity and its relation to breast cancer risk and survival.

June 13, 2018

Public Health Sciences alumna Anim Aweh ‘11 is the author of a recently published children’s book about a child coping with mental illness.

June 13, 2018

Public Health Practice alumna Mika Pollack (nee Timika Lightfoot) MPH ‘05 is the creator and host of the new podcast Overprescribed.

June 8, 2018

Recent Environmental Health Sciences graduate Durga Kolla MS ’18 and Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney '17 have received Fulbright awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. They will study in Denmark and Swaziland, respectively.

May 24, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a special Boston Alumni Night on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The University of Massachusetts Club.

May 23, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Clare Waterman MS ’91 was recently interviewed on CNN’s “Unseen World” program about the lives of different single-cell organisms and new studies on the human T-cells.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 4, 2018

Members of the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology will be in Minneapolis for the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). They'll be hosting their annual alumni reception in the Hollow Room of The Local from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

April 24, 2018

Nutrition alumna Lily Nichols ’08, RDN, CDE is the author of a recently published book about healthy eating during pregnancy.

February 26, 2018

“Sarah was the first public health minded doctor I met when I joined the School of Public Health and Health Sciences,” says Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Gerber. “Her dedication as a medical doctor to solving the health problems for New England residents using a public health approach was truly special. She will be missed.”

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