SPHHS Event Listings

Kinesiology Department Alumni Reception at ACSM Annual Meeting

Date: 
Wed, 2015-05-27 18:00 to 21:00
Location: 
FOX Sports Grill Bayview Patio, 1 Park Blvd., Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92101

The UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology invites alumni attending the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego to a reception at the FOX Sports Grill, located at 1 Park Blvd., Suite 101. The reception will be on May 27 from 6-9 on the Bayview Patio. 

SPHHS Senior Celebration

Date: 
Sat, 2015-05-09 13:00 to 16:30
Location: 
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) Senior Recognition Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in the Fine Arts Center beginning at 1:00 PM for GROUP A majors (Kinesiology and Nutrition) and at 3:30 PM for GROUP B majors (Communication Disorders and Public Health Sciences).

Tickets are not required for admittance to either event. We do ask that seniors contact us as soon as possible if any of your invited guests attending the Senior Recognition Ceremony requires special accommodations, i.e., wheelchair seating, sign-language interpreters, etc.

Please click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. All other questions about the Senior Recognition Ceremony should be directed to Adrian Grace via email at amgrace@schoolph.umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-6883. For more information on the University Commencement visit the UMass Amherst Commencement website. We also suggest that parents register to receive monthly emails from the Office of Parent Services. Parents will be contacted by the Office of Parent Services with commencement updates.

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Delta Omega Rho Chapter induction ceremony for new inductees

Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-23 11:45 to 13:15
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Marriott Hospitality Center (11th floor)

Reservations required. Please RSVP to Margaret McCarthy & Martha Zorn

Disrupted Lives, Fragmented Care: Illness Experiences of Criminalized Women

Date: 
Wed, 2015-04-08 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 120

Susan Starr-Sered, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University in Boston and Senior Researcher at Suffolk University’s Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, and her graduate degrees at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Before coming to Suffolk she directed a research program in Religion, Health and Healing at Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions. Earlier in her career she was a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar Ilan University in Israel. Her most recent book is Can’t Catch a Break: Gender, Jail, Drugs, and the Limits of Personal Responsibility.  

This event is hosted by the SPHHS Division of Community Health Education.

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Corporate Health & Wellness Panel

Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-09 18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Room S140, Integrated Learning Center

The panel will feature alumni representatives holding degrees in kinesiology, nutrition, and public health who have a shared interest in health and wellness in corporate and healthcare settings. Alumni panelists will discuss how they broke into the field, obstacles they have encountered along the way, and how the field has grown since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The event will be moderated by Judi LaBranche, lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology, and feature representatives from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the Continuum Performance Center, Plus One Health Management, and more.

The event is free and open to all students.

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Genetic and environmental determinants of obesity and metabolic disease

Date: 
Fri, 2015-03-27 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, 213 Chenoweth Laboratory

Dr. Teran-Garcia will talk about her current research focused on genetic and environmental factors influencing the development of obesity and related metabolic diseases. Dr. Teran-Garcia leads the “cell” component of two multidisciplinary projects that are using a “Cell to Society” approach to collect primary longitudinal data on weight status and weight-related health outcomes in children (STRONG KIDS) and college-age individuals (UP AMIGOS).

Bio

Dr. Teran-Garcia was trained as a pediatrician in Mexico, and obtained her Ph.D. with a focus on nutrient-gene interactions and lipogenesis at the University of Texas. During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Teran-Garcia acquired expertise in genetic epidemiology methods while she investigated the role of individual genotype in cardiovascular and metabolic responses to exercise-training.

Informal discussions about potential collaborations follow the talk

SPHHS Diversity Speaker Series: Dr. Hari Balasubramanian

Date: 
Wed, 2015-04-22 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Meeting Room 911

Hari Balasubramanian, associate professor of industrial engineering, will speak on “A mobile surgical unit and a rural health center in Ecuador: Learning from alternative methods of delivering healthcare” on Wednesday, April 22 at 5 p.m. in 911 Campus Center.

The talk is part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ Diversity Speaker Series.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments follow the lecture.

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SPHHS Diversity Speaker Series: Dr. Tameka Gillum

Date: 
Wed, 2015-03-25 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Meeting Room 911

Tameka L. Gillum, associate professor in the department of health promotion and policy, will speak on “The Context and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence in Kenya” on Wednesday, March 25 at 5 p.m. in 911 Campus Center.

The talk is part of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences’ Diversity Speaker Series.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments follow the lecture.

Registration Information: 

27th Annual Beal Lecture

Date: 
Tue, 2015-04-21 16:00 to 18:30
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Mullins Center, Massachusetts Room (3rd Floor)

The Department of Nutrition will host the 27th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Mullins Center.

Robert S. Chapkin, PhD, Distinguished Professor, University Faculty Fellow, Regents Fellow & AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow at Texas A&M University will deliver the keynote lecture titled “Winning the Chemoprevention War: Reducing Inflammation through Nutrition” at 5:30 p.m.

The program will also feature a 4 p.m. poster session where Nutrition graduate students will share their research, and a 5 p.m. awards ceremony where the Department will present the Virginia A. Beal, Peter Pellett, and Helen Mitchell Awards.

The lecture bears the name of the late Professor Emerita Virginia A. Beal, a pioneer in the field of nutrition and a longtime member of the Nutrition faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Beal established the endowment to provide students, faculty, dietetics professionals, and alumni and friends, with an opportunity to discuss the challenges and advances that are currently at the forefront in the Nutrition field.

An anticipated annual tradition, the Virginia A. Beal Lecture is a celebration of nutrition research and an opportunity to acknowledge the department’s finest students through the presentation of endowed scholarship awards, one of which bears Virginia A. Beal’s name. Professor Beal presented the first lecture in 1989, and in the intervening years, nationally-renowned researchers in nutrition have spoken at this annual event.

For more information, contact Eileen Giard at egiard@nutrition.umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-0740.

The Department of Nutrition will host the 26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union. This year’s program is titled “From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security.”

Donald (Diego) Rose, PhD, MPH, RD, Professor and Head of the Nutrition Section in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at Tulane University, will deliver the keynote lecture titled “The Food Policy Landscape: Improving Nutrition from Farm to Fork.” The program will also feature a panel discussion entitled “Policies to Promote Good Nutrition: Are We Doing Enough?” Panelists include Paula Serafino-Cross, MS, RD, LDN, a Staff Dietitian with Baystate Medical Center, who will address federal food and nutrition legislation and its implications for consumers and dietitians, and John Gerber, PhD, Professor of Sustainable Food and Farming with the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture, who will address local policies to support local foods.

The lectureship and dinner bear the name of the late Professor Emerita Virginia A. Beal, a pioneer in the field of nutrition and a longtime member of the Nutrition faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Beal established the endowment to provide students, faculty, dietetics professionals, and alumni and friends, with an opportunity to discuss the challenges and advances that are currently at the forefront in the Nutrition field.

An anticipated annual tradition, the Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner is a celebration of nutrition research and an opportunity to acknowledge the department’s finest students through the presentation of endowed scholarship awards, one of which bears Virginia A. Beal’s name. Professor Beal presented the first lecture in 1989, and in the intervening years, nationally-renowned researchers in nutrition have spoken at this annual event.

Registration is available online through April 15th. For more information, contact Eileen Giard at egiard@nutrition.umass.edu or by phone at 413-545-0740.The Department of Nutrition will host the 26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union. This year’s program is titled “From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security.” - See more at: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/news-events/department-nutrition-hosts-26th-a...
The Department of Nutrition will host the 26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. in the Cape Cod Lounge in the Student Union. This year’s program is titled “From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security.” - See more at: http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/news-events/department-nutrition-hosts-26th-a...
Registration Information: 
This program is free and open to all.
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Health Policy & Management Panel

Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-16 18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center Room 917 (9th Floor)
Registration Information: 

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