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December 7, 2017

The Department of Communication Disorders partnered with the College of Nursing for an interprofessional education (IPE) event held on Friday, December 1st, in the nursing simulation lab in Springfield Center. The clinical focus for the day was on Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

December 6, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders seek individuals between 13-20 years of age both with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a study examining speech, voice, and listening skills.

September 28, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored alumnus Howard Shane with the SPHHS Award for Significant Contributions to the field of public health and the health sciences, and alumnus Efosa Guobadia with its inaugural SPHHS Distinguished Young Alumni Award, at its 8th annual Fall Celebration held September 23rd at the Fine Arts Center.

2017 UMass Amherst SPHHS Alumni Award Recipients Howard Shane and Efosa Guobadia
August 28, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Communication Disorders alumnus Dr. Howard Shane '69 MA '72 will receive the 2017 Award for Significant Contributions to the fields of public health and health sciences. Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia ’07 will be recognized as the inaugural recipient of the School's Distinguished Young Alumni Award.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer
August 15, 2017

Middle-aged adults often show up in hearing clinics complaining that they have trouble hearing, but standard tests show their hearing ability, known to scientists as pure-tone threshold, is only slightly impaired, says Professor of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer. Typically, they leave with no confirmation of their sense that they are hearing less well. Her new five-year, $2 million NIH grant will help to explore this disconnect and to investigate the idea that what middle-aged adults may be noticing is not hearing loss but an early age-related change in listening effort.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
July 19, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of the new SPHHS Center for Student Success (CSS). The CSS will provide enhanced coordination and programming for student academic and career advising, and co-curricular experiences. In addition to announcing the new CSS, Marjorie Aelion, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, announced the appointment of Megan Griffin as its Director.

June 19, 2017

A feature story profiles the Center for Language, Speech and Hearing’s voice training sessions for those with Parkinson’s disease. Communication problems are frequently overlooked by doctors but have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life, says Lisa Sommers, clinical assistant professor and clinic director of the center.

June 12, 2017

The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Senior Celebration 2017
May 13, 2017

The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.

May 9, 2017

The team's goal was $3,000 which they exceeded by raising $3,316, increasing its fundraising by more than a third over last year's final tally. 

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