Conferences and Community Events

2017 ASA Five College DataFest

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Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:30pm to Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

Location: 

Integrated Science Building
Public Health
Biostatistics

Description: 

DataFest is a nationally-coordinated undergraduate competition in which teams of up to 5 students work over a weekend to extract insight from a rich and complex data set. Previous years’ data sets have included crime data from the LAPD, dating data from eHarmony, and energy use data from GridPoint. This year’s data set will be revealed at the opening of the event on Friday evening. At the conclusion of the competition, each team will have 5 minutes to make a presentation to a panel of judges. Each panel of judges will select a team for the “Best in Group” prize, and the entire group of judges will determine a “Best in Show” prize. Other additional prizes may be awarded.

The mission of DataFest is to expose undergraduate students to challenging questions with immediate real-world significance that can be addressed through data analysis. By working in teams, students with varying skill sets will combine their efforts and expand their collective data analysis horizons. Interaction among students, as well as with outside consultants will promote the sense that data analysis is a dynamic, engaging, and vibrant part of our society, as well as a realistic, practical, and fun career path.

For for more information, contact the UMass Amherst campus coordinator, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich

Careers in Social Change: A Job, Internship & Networking Fair

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
12:00pm to 3:30pm

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UMass Amherst, Student Union, Cape Cod Lounge
No Registration Necessary
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

Meet professionals from a variety of social justice and advocacy fields. Learn about career paths, volunteer and internship opportunities and gain advice.

The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Training

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
9:30am to 11:30am

Location: 

UMass Amherst, Campus Center
RSVP Required
Public Health
Environmental Health Sciences

Description: 

The Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) network offers users a dynamic website to explore health and environmental information.  EPHT is the ongoing collection, integration, analysis, and interpretation of data based on a number of factors including identification of environmental hazards (i.e., lead), exposure to environmental hazards (i.e., lead in paint & dust) and the health effects potentially related to exposure to environmental hazards (i.e., lead poisoning).  Participants will learn how to navigate the website and view maps, tables and charts about health and environmental conditions at the city/town level, county level and the state level. For some data sets, census tract level data is available.  State by state comparison is also possible for the 25 states that currently participate in the EPHT program.  

Using case scenarios, participants will examine health data to identify trends over time, inform policymakers and local health as well as generate hypothesis for future study.  This training is designed to be a 2 hour “hands on” workshop. A laptop is required. Location in Campus Center, more info when you rsvp!

Critical Resources for Community Health: The State of Hospital Community Benefit in Massachusetts

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

UMass Center at Springfield
RSVP required
Community Health Education
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

Please join us for an important discussion about hospital community benefit in western Massachusetts. In Fiscal Year 2015, hospitals across Massachusetts reported approximately $570 million in aggregate community benefit expenditures to the Attorney General’s office, a significant investment in the health of the Commonwealth’s communities.

In October 2016, a report was released analyzing hospital community benefit activities in Massachusetts and how to maximize the impact of those hospital community obligations. On April 5th, report authors Paul Hattis of the Tufts University School of Medicine and community health advocate Enid Eckstein will review this report as part of a forum on how community benefit and other hospital resources impact community health in western Massachusetts.

The event will also include:

  • Updates from Massachusetts officials responsible for monitoring hospital contributions
  • A panel discussion where community and health care leaders share their perspective on the report’s data and recommendations.

Space is limited. RSVP to Risa Silverman at risa@schoolph.umass.edu.

Education Abroad Fair

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Student Union Ballroom
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

Description: 

The UMass Amherst International Programs Office (IPO) will hold its annual Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, March 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the Student Union Ballroom. Returned study abroad students, UMass study abroad advisors and faculty, and representatives from dozens of foreign universities and independent study abroad organizations will be available with information and to answer questions. Semester, year-long, summer and UMass faculty-led programs will be represented. 

International Dose-Response Society Annual Conference

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 8:30am to Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

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Campus Center
Registration required
Environmental Health Sciences

Description: 

The International Dose-Response Society is dedicated to the enhancement, exchange, and dissemination of ongoing global research efforts in the field of hormesis. In addition, the Society also strongly encourages the assessment of the implications of hormesis for such diverse fields as toxicology, risk assessment, risk communication, medicine, numerous areas of biomedical research, and all other biological disciplines including relevant engineering domains dealing with the dose response.

The Society's 16th annual conference will be held this year on April 18-19, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center with the theme “Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine: Mechanisms and Translational Research.”

Lost in Translation: Using your study abroad experience on your résumé

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

UMass Amherst, Campus Center 804-808 (8th Floor)
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

Description: 

Did you have an Awesome Study Abroad experience but don’t know how to translate that to your resume, cover letter and interview? Come learn how at this event!

Pizza and cookies will be available.

Sponsored by the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, International Programs Office (IPO), and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Global Health & Innovation Conference

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:00am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

Location: 

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Registration required

Description: 

The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 22-23, 2017, is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Behavioral Health Network Internship Fair

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Date: 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
11:50am to 7:00pm

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Behavioral Health Network, Warwick Training Room, Liberty Street Campus, Entrance I, 35 Warwick Street, Springfield, MA
Public Health
Community Health Education
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

BHN is hosting its 7th annual Internship Fair.

Internship opportunities are available for students completing degrees and certifications in Alcohol & Substance Certification/Licensure, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Psychology, Social Work and more.

Come prepared for an interview and don’t forget your resume! 

For additional information, please send inquiry to: DPD@bhninc.org

*This event is for candidates applying for internships only. Future job fair dates will be announced at a separate time.

Active Aging in the Pioneer Valley

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Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
11:30am to 5:30pm

Location: 

UMass Amherst, Campus Center
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Community Health Education
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The Department of Kinesiology, in conjunction with the Daily Hampshire Gazette, will host Active Aging in the Valley.

The free event will offer lectures, workshops, and panel discussions on a variety of exercise-related topics. Booths featuring services and programs pertaining to health and physical activity for older adults will also be showcased. Attendees will learn about the science of aging and tips about physical activity for the older adult.

Read more here.

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