SPHHS Event Listings

Alternative Healing Workshop

Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-15 17:30 to 18:30
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Room 803

Experience the benefits of healing touch for health. You will learn a sequence of breathing, stretching, and massage techniques that help ease stress, anxiety, and pain.

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Using LinkedIn to Network and Find a Job

Date: 
Wed, 2014-04-09 17:00 to 18:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Room 904

LinkedIn is the professional facebook. You need one and you should know how to use it! It’s an invaluable resource for young professionals. Learn how to use LinkedIn, network and find a job!!

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Enrollment 101

Date: 
Mon, 2014-04-07 17:30 to 18:30
Location: 
UMass Amherst, W. E. B. Du Bois Library, Room 720

Meet with experienced students who will provide their expert guidance on navigating SPIRE, reading your ARR, and choosing your fall courses!

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Beyond the Clinical Trial: Valuing Mixed Methods in Scientific Research

Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-04 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Campus Center, Hadley Room (10th Floor)

Please join us for a Talk by Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Professor of Sociology and  Director of Women’s Studies & Gender Studies Program at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. 

She has written widely on methodological and methods issues, including the role of technology and emergent methods in social research. She is co-editor of Emergent Methods in Social Research (Sage, 2006). She is co-author of The Practice of Qualitative Research (Sage, 2006; second edition, 2010; third edition, 2014). She is editor of the Handbook of Feminist Research: Theory and Praxis (Sage, 2007; 2012), which was selected as one of the Critics’ Choice Award winners by the American Education Studies Association and was also chosen as one of Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic titles for 2007. She is co-editor of the Handbook of Emergent Methods (Guilford, 2008). She is a contributor to the Handbook of Grounded Theory (Sage, 2008) as well the Handbook of Mixed Methods Research (Sage 2nd edition, 2010). She is author of Mixed Methods Research: Merging Theory with Practice (Guilford, 2010). Her new edited book, The Practice of Feminist Research (Sage, 2014) will be available July, 2013.

Her co-edited Handbook of Mixed and Multimethod Research is forthcoming (Oxford, 2014) as well as her monograph on women and genetic testing, Waiting for Cancer to Come: Genetic Testing and Women’s Medical Decision Making for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, is forthcoming (early 2014) with The University of Michigan Press.

Brought to you by the Departments of Nutrition and Kinesiology, Mutual Mentoring Grant, and Supported by the UMass Amherst Center for Teaching and Faculty Development’s Mutual Mentoring Initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Please direct questions to Project Director, Lisa M. Troy, lisatroy@nutrition.umass.edu

 

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M.S. Thesis Defense

Date: 
Fri, 2014-04-04 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 321

M.S. student Iris Corbasson will present her thesis defense, entitled "The Association between Urinary Bisphenol-A, Phthalate Metabolites and Body Fat Composition in US Adults using NHANES." All are welcome to attend!

Abstract

Due to the widespread use of the endocrine disruptors Bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates in many plastic consumer goods, medical equipment, and personal care products, more than 95% of the US population show detectable levels of urinary BPA and phthalate metabolites. We are concerned that these endocrine disrupters may contribute to the obesity epidemic, as they have been linked to increased body mass index (BMI in kg/m2), an inexpensive diagnostic tool for obesity, which may however not reflect body fatness. Using data from the National Health and Examination Survey (NHANES), we evaluated the association between urinary BPA, urinary phthalate metabolites and Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry body fat composition measures – a better representation for body fatness – among US adults.

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Information session for prospective public health majors

Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-03 18:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 136

Are you interested in the becoming a public health major? Join us to learn about the major requirements and field, understand the application process, meet current public health majors, and have fun!

Please RSVP if you plan on attending.

Grantsmanship Seminar by Dr. Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.

Date: 
Tue, 2014-04-08 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Goessmann 151

SPHHS faculty in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences have invited Dr. Jerry Heindel, Scientific Program Administrator in the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the NIH's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, to give a a grantsmanship seminar targeted toward graduate students, postdocs and junior faculty at UMass Amherst.

The grantsmanship seminar is open for all, but please RSVP to lvandenberg@schoolph.umass.edu

 

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Fatter… A seminar by Dr. Jerry Heindel, Ph.D.

Date: 
Mon, 2014-04-07 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Hasbrouck 126

SPHHS faculty in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences have invited Dr. Jerry Heindel, Scientific Program Administrator in the Division of Extramural Research and Training at the NIH's National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, to give a seminar at UMass Amherst.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this seminar!

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M.S. Thesis Presentation

Date: 
Thu, 2014-04-03 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 321

M.S. Student Abigail Santos will present her thesis, developed with Susan Sturgeon, Committee Chair; Katherine Reeves, Committee Member; and Jing Qian, Committee Member. The thesis is titled "Coffee Consumption and Risk of Lung Cancer in The Women's Health Initiative."

Abstract: Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer death in women for the past three decades. Although smoking is the most important risk factor for lung cancer, not all lung cancer deaths in American women are attributed to smoking and the role of dietary exposures remain unclear. In particular, the effect of coffee consumption and tea consumption on lung cancer risk remains inconclusive. We assessed these associations prospectively in 83,777 women between the ages of 50-79 who participated in the WHI Observational Study and did not have a previous history of cancer.

Please attend. All are welcome.

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Dissertation Proposal

Date: 
Thu, 2014-03-27 14:30 to 15:30
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Skinner Hall, Room 106

Richard Viskochil, M.S., will present his dissertation proposal. Titled "Does exercise training modify biomarkers related to breast cancer recurrence by changing insulin supply and demand in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors," it is being developed with advisor Dr. Barry Braun.

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