Priscilla M. Clarkson, 66, Dean of Commonwealth Honors College, Distinguished University Professor of Kinesiology, nationally recognized researcher in muscle function, and alumna of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, died at her home in Leverett on Aug. 25 after a long battle with breast cancer. In her 36-year career at UMass Amherst, Clarkson rose to the top ranks in her field, authoring more than 200 scientific publications and becoming a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, where she also served multiple roles, including as national president and as foundation president. She founded and ran the Muscle Biology and Imaging Lab at UMass Amherst and was well known for her work in muscle function and dysfunction. As a researcher and faculty member, Clarkson mentored countless graduate and undergraduate students.
Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor of Community Health Education, was recently awarded a two-year, $454,958 grant from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health. Gubrium’s study, titled “A Culture Centered Narrative Approach for Health Promotion”, will examine strategies to promote safer sex among Latina youth, who experience high rates of birth, HIV infection, and other sexually transmitted infections.
ICAMPAM 2013 Photo Gallery
The Department of Kinesiology recently hosted the 3rd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM) on the UMass Amherst campus. The conference provided an international forum for researchers, clinicians, technologists and users to explore the latest advances and view the newest technologies in the field of ambulatory and sleep monitoring. View a slideshow of the proceedings below.
To see more photos from SPHHS events, visit our Photo Galleries page.
Peter Gorton received his bachelor's degree with a major in public health from UMass Amherst, and a Master's in Public Health from Yale University. Gorton is the founder and President of Panamerican Environmental, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in a broad range of environmental services including environmental assessment, planning, monitoring, regulatory compliance and permitting, and storm water and erosion control services and products.
Save the dates for our Fall Alumni events!
Mark your calendars! The SPHHS will be hosting its 4th Annual Fall Celebration on Saturday, October 5, 2013 on the UMass Amherst campus.
Return to campus for the UMass Amherst homecoming and join fellow SPHHS alumni, faculty, staff, and students on the SPHHS team for the Revolution Run Homecoming 5K on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Join us on Monday, November 4, 2013, for our Boston Alumni Networking Night and an evening with fellow SPHHS alumni, faculty, students and leaders and innovators in the field of public health and health sciences.
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2013 marks a special occasion for both UMass Amherst and the SPHHS. The university is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the school is celebrating 75 years of public health on campus.
Help us commemorate the occasion! We're looking for alumni of all generations and majors to share their memories of their time on campus. We'll be collecting these stories and profiles into a special "alumni yearbook" to mark the occasion.