SPHHS Event Listings

Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice Symposium

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

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Campus Center, Amherst Room (10th Floor)
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences presents "Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice Symposium" at the Campus Center's Amherst Room (10th Floor). The event will feature a keynote speaker and panel discussion featuring local, state, and national panelists.

More information coming soon!

Start Smart: Salary Negotiation Skills for Women

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm

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Integrative Learning Center (ILC) Room S231
Pre-registration is required for this workshop
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

Center for Women & Community and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences present: $tart $mart: Salary Negotiation Skills for Women. This workshop prepares college women who are approaching the job market with the confidence, knowledge, and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. When students leave the workshop, they learn; how the gender wage gap affects their lives, how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs, how to benchmark salary and benefits, and how to negotiate for their first salary out of college.

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Information Session: Planning for Life After Your Communication Disorders Major

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Dept. of Communication Disorders Conference Room, 358 N. Pleasant St.
Communication Disorders

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Not sure either Speech Pathology or Audiology is the right career for you? Is graduate school not in the cards for next year? Looking for advice on what to do next? Join us for a discussion on planning for the future hosted by Mary Ellen Liseno, SPHHS Associate Director of Career Planning.

Electronic Portfolios

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Monday, February 27, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm

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136 Arnold House
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

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SPHHS Associate Director for Career Planning Mary Ellen Liseno and Public Health/Nutrition major Wendy Ng will present a workshop on Electronic Portfolios in Arnold House, Room 136, on Monday, February 27, beginning at 5:00 pm.

Learn what it is and how it can help you advance your professional career development.

Open to all SPHHS majors.

SPHHS Senior Recognition Ceremony

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Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm

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UMass Amherst, Fine Arts Center
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health

Description: 

Ceremony 1 – 1:00 pm – Kinesiology and Nutrition majors

Ceremony 2 – 3:30 pm – Communication Disorders and Public Health Sciences majors

The SPHHS recognizes its graduating seniors during the Senior Recognition Ceremony.

The ceremony will be split into two sessions - Kinesiology and Nutrition at 1:00pm and Communication Disorders and Public Health Sciences at 3:30pm. Each ceremony will be approximately 90 minutes long.

SPHHS Research Day

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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Student Union Ballroom
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will hold its 20th Annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 4, from 2-5 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The School holds this event annually as an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students within the School and across the university, along with interested members from our community, to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach conducted by its students. On this day, students from all departments within the School present posters of their work in a faculty-juried poster session. Posters are judged based on content and presentation, and select individuals receive awards in two distinct categories: Research and Practice.

Research Day Poster Abstract Form and Competition Criteria

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, March 24

Download the 2017 SPHHS Research Day Poster Abstract Submission Form.

SPHHS Career Networking and Development Conference

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 3:00pm

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Campus Center Auditorium
Kinesiology
Communication Disorders
Nutrition
Public Health
Biostatistics
Community Health Education
Environmental Health Sciences
Epidemiology
Health Policy and Management

Description: 

The SPHHS will host a Career Networking and Development Conference for all undergraduates and graduate students on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Campus Center Auditorium and adjacent rooms. The Communication Disorders student group NSSLHA will also hold its Professional Night that evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in Skinner Hall Room 201. Students: No matter what your level of academic training, you can find opportunities for jobs, internship and practicum experiences, and volunteer options by attending the Conference and meeting a variety of wonderful people from your field. The event is free to all students.

2017 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Morning Sessions: 9:00am-12:00pm

9:00 AM-10:30 AM | Employer & Student Speed Networking | Campus Center Auditorium

9:30 AM-11:30 AM | Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Training | RSVP Required | Fine Arts Center 444

10:30 AM-12:00 PM | Career & Internship Fair | Campus Center Auditorium

12:00 PM-1:30 PM | Lunch break

Afternoon Sessions: 1:30pm-3:00pm

1:30 PM-3:00 PM | Diversity of Careers in Public Health | Campus Center Auditorium

1:30 PM-3:00 PM | Careers in Kinesiology | Campus Center Room 163

1:30 PM-3:00 PM | Careers in Nutrition | Campus Center Room 165

Evening Session: 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

7:30 PM-9:00 PM | NSSLHA Professional Night | Skinner Hall Room 201

2017 VENDOR LIST

  1. Anthem
  2. Beacon ABA Services
  3. Behavioral Health Network
  4. CBS Therapy
  5. City Year
  6. CommunicateHealth, Inc.
  7. Criterion Child Enrichment
  8. Equinox
  9. Health New England
  10. Healthworks Group
  11. Massachusetts Community Justice Project (networking only)
  12. MA Department of Public Health-Bioterrorism Response Lab
  13. MA Department of Public Health-Epidemiology and Immunization
  14. Massachusetts Health Officers Association
  15. Peace Corps
  16. Protect Our Breasts
  17. Ramboll Environ
  18. ServiceNet
  19. Shea Training Systems
  20. Shriners Hospitals for Children
  21. Springfield Partners for Community Action
  22. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
  23. Triumvirate Environmental
  24. U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  25. Wellness Workdays

Visit our SPHHS Career Networking and Development Conference webpage for more information and announcements.

Bio-Epi Seminar Series: Deborah Hoadley, Infectious Disease Specialist

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Friday, November 18, 2016 -
12:15pm to 1:15pm

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University of Massachusetts, Campus Center, Room 904-908
Public Health
Biostatistics
Epidemiology

Description: 

Deborah J. Hoadley, M.D, MPH will present a talk titled “Lyme Disease and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses: 2016 Update.”

Dr. Hoadley is an Infectious Disease Specialist based in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

*Food will be provided*

For more information, contact: Deb Osowski at dosowski@schoolph.umass.edu or 413-545-4603

Bio-Epi Seminar Series: Micah Hill, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

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Friday, December 9, 2016 -
12:15pm to 1:15pm

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University of Massachusetts, Campus Center, Room 904-908
Biostatistics
Epidemiology

Description: 

Dr. Micah Hill will present a talk titled "Premature progesterone elevation and in vitro fertilization outcomes.” The presentation explores the biology of natural progesterone production and why it occurs prematurely with ovarian stimulation during IVF. It then focuses on scientific evidence that premature progesterone elevation diminishes embryo implantation and live birth.

Dr. Hill is an REI physician and Medical Student Clerkship Coordinator with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of OBGYN with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

*Food will be provided*

For more information, contact: Deb Osowski at dosowski@schoolph.umass.edu or 413-545-4603

Active Aging in the Pioneer Valley

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

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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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