SPHHS Event Listings

Health Equity Policy Assembly

Date: 
Wed, 2015-04-01 14:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Western MA Regional DPH Office, 23 Service Center Road, Northampton, MA

Come help choose which state policy priorities the Western MA Health Equity Network will work on this legislative session to advance health equity in Western Massachusetts.

Join community leaders from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire Counties to learn about, discuss, and choose state policy priorities.

Hosted by the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Western MA Health Equity Network, and facilitated by the MA Public Health Association.

Resume Writing Workshop

Date: 
Thu, 2015-02-26 18:00 to 19:00
Location: 
ELABII, Rm 119

Join us for a Resume Writing Workshop led by UMass Amherst Career Services.

Registration Information: 

18th Annual SPHHS Research Day

Date: 
Mon, 2015-04-06 14:00 to 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Student Union Ballroom

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences invites you to attend our Annual Research Day. This event highlights the outstanding education, research and practice being performed by students within our School. Students from all departments within the School will present posters of their work. Posters will be judged based on content and presentation, and select individuals will receive awards in two distinct categories: Research and Practice. One student will be presented with the Delta Omega Honor Society Award, providing the winner with the opportunity to be entered as part of the Delta Omega Society’s submissions to the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. We hold this event as an opportunity for the university, media and surrounding communities to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach efforts being conducted by our students.

This event is free and open to members of the public.
 
NOTE: Students interested in participating must submit their abstract submission forms by MARCH 25, 2014. Additional information is available on the SPHHS Student Research page.
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The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences invites you to attend our Annual Research Day. This event highlights the outstanding education, research and practice being performed by students within our School. Students from all departments within the School will present posters of their work. Posters will be judged based on content and presentation, and select individuals will receive awards in two distinct categories: Research and Practice. One student will be presented with the Delta Omega Honor Society Award, providing the winner with the opportunity to be entered as part of the Delta Omega Society’s submissions to the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association. We hold this event as an opportunity for the university, media and surrounding communities to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach efforts being conducted by our students.

This event is free and open to members of the public.
 
NOTE: Students interested in participating must submit their abstract submission forms by MARCH 27, 2015. Additional information is available on the SPHHS Student Research page.

Registration Information: 

Digital Storytelling as Narrative Shock: New Views on Young Parenting Latinas, Migration, and Family

Date: 
Thu, 2015-04-30 18:00 to 20:00
Location: 
509 Knox Hall, 606 W 122nd St., New York, NY

Associate Professor of Community Health Education Aline Gubrium will be one of the speakers in Columbia University’s Oral History, Medicine, and Health Workshop Series. Gubrium and UMass Amherst Anthropology Professor Elizabeth Krause will lead a workshop on April 30 titled “Digital Storytelling as Narrative Shock: New Views on Young Parenting Latinas, Migration, and Family.” The workshop will draw on the Ford Foundation-funded “Hear Our Stories” project, which uses digital storytelling to examine sexual and reproductive health disparities among young parenting Latinas in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

A full listing of speakers in the series is available here.

Please refer to oralhistory.columbia.edu for updated information, or email Amy Starecheski, Associate Director of OHMA, at aas39(at)columbia.edu.

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Health Is a Human Right: A Call to Action

Date: 
Mon, 2015-03-30 08:30 to 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Amherst Room

The UMass Amherst College of Nursing will host an upcoming one-day symposium on social justice at UMass Amherst titled “Health Is a Human Right: A Call to Action.” Co-sponsored by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) and the College of Education, the event will provide participants with an opportunity to engage with local and global practitioners of social justice health and health care. The symposium will feature:

·      Keynote presentation by internationally-renown social justice scholar Dr. Peggy Chinn
·      Digital storytelling in social justice led by UMass alum and founder of Seedworks Films, Dr. Sue Hagedorn
·      Interdisciplinary panels of national & local leaders in social justice health initiatives, and poster presentations

Faculty, staff, students, practitioners, and community members are all welcome to attend this event.General registration costs $50, and students can register for $15.

Registration is open! Please register here.

Accepting Abstracts

Organizers invite participants to submit an abstract in social justice research, project or conceptual format to be considered for poster presentation at the symposium. All abstracts, not to exceed 250 words, are to be submitted to Elaine Fuqua via email. Submission deadline for abstracts is March 9.

HackEbola: A Datafest at UMass Amherst

Date: 
Fri, 2014-11-21 17:30 to Sun, 2014-11-23 14:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower

Join western Massachusetts data scientists, statisticians, and digital humanitarians for a weekend-long hackathon event focused bringing students, faculty, and other professionals together to work on learning more about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by analyzing real-time data on the outbreak and response.

Logistics and Schedule

This event will be held at UMass-Amherst (1634, LGRT). The schedule (still under development) will include the following events:

- Monday, Nov. 17: Data made available
- Friday, Nov. 21, 5:30pm: Opening workshop, team formation
- Saturday, Nov. 22, 1pm: HackEbola team check-in, status updates, lunch
- Sunday, Nov. 23, 2pm: Late lunch, presentations by all teams

Participants will be encouraged to work in teams at the UMass campus on Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. Snacks, beverages, and lunches will served free of cost to participants.

Anyone is welcome to participate, but please register in advance.

Registration Information: 
Event is free, registration is required

#HearOurStories: A Digital Story Screening with Young Parenting Women

Date: 
Wed, 2014-11-05 19:00 to 20:30
Location: 
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, 5 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138

In partnership with the Hear Our Stories project, this screening will feature moving digital stories from young parenting Latinas. This event is lead by young Latina women and a panel following the screening will feature these young women.

Hear Our Stories is a sexual rights and justice project that is using new media to reveal how young pregnant and parenting women experience and negotiate sexual health disparities.

The project aims to transform assumptions about young parents through the novel use of digital storytelling to shift the conversation on young parenthood, sexuality, health, and rights across generations.

This event is free and open to the public.

Registration Information: 
RSVP Required

Annual, Government, Criminal Justice & Non Profit Career Fair

Date: 
Thu, 2014-10-09 13:30 to 16:00
Location: 
Woodward Center, Westfield State University 395 Western Avenue, Westfield, MA 01086

The College Career Centers of Western, MA invite you to attend our Annual Government, Criminal Justice & Non Profit Career Fair.  This fair is offered at no cost to students to attend.

·         Over 100 agencies were in attendance in 2013

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Final Doctoral Oral Defense: Xiangdong Gu

Date: 
Thu, 2014-07-24 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House Room 412

Please join Xiandong Gu for his final doctoral oral defense entitled “Data Analysis and Study Design in the Presence of Error-Prone Diagnostic Tests.”

All are welcome.

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Final Doctoral Oral Exam: Susan Boyer-Brown

Date: 
Tue, 2014-08-19 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House Room 321

Public Health Ph.D. candidate Susan Boyer-Brown will present her final oral examination of her dissertation, titled "Nutritional, Hormonal, and Psychological Risk Factors for Breast Cancer."

Her committee chairperson is Susan Hankinson, and her committee members are Katherine Reeves, Jing Qian, and Kathleen Arcaro.

All are welcome to attend.

Registration Information: 

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