In a unique partnership between UMass and Soliya, students have the opportunity to receive advanced facilitation training program to prepare them to host dialogues with undergraduate students from around the world, while also learning about and applying these skills to community health education contexts.
The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.
Community Health Education doctoral student Sarah Lowe received a $10,000 pre-dissertation fellowship award. Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Haotian Wu received the CRF Dissertation Award, and Public Health Sciences student Duga Kolla received the Thesis Capstone Award.
Community Health Education alumna Elizabeth Chennamchetty, MPH '04, is the author of a recently published memoir titled Bangles, Bindis and Babies: Becoming a Family. In the book, Chennamchetty recounts how she met her future partner – and MPH ’03 alumnus – Vijay Chennamchetty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and their journey from an "improbable romance" to a multicultural marriage.
He spoke about his research examining how complex relationships with family, friends, and romantic and sexual partners can serve as both sources of support and stress, particularly among members of marginalized communities.
Public Health major Ilyssa DeLeon '19, a Community Scholarship recipient, is featured along with Community Health Education faculty member Aline Gubrium's Ford Foundation-funded program "Hear Our Stories" and the Western MA Health Equity Summit, which was held in Fall 2016 and organized by the SPHHS.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) epidemiologist Danelle Lobdell will keynote the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) Dean's Symposium on “Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice.” The event will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 1:00 - 3:30 pm in the Campus Center’s Amherst Room (10th Floor).
The poster winners are Alexandra Olmsted (1st place), Aurora Foster (2nd place), and Sridurgadevi Kolla (3rd place). Lindsey Russo was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.
Three SPHHS faculty research teams, including projects led by Lorraine Cordeiro and Lindiwe Sibeko, Nutrition, Melody Slashinski, Health Promotion and Policy, and Krishna Poudel, Health Promotion and Policy, are among the fourteen UMass Amherst projects involved in the initiative.
New faculty include Timothy Ford, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Associate Professor of Community Health Education Susan Shaw; and Assistant Professors Xiangrong Kong (Biostatistics) and Sara Mamo (Communication Disorders).