SPHHS Event Listings

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.

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Final Doctoral Defense: Xiangdong Gu

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

Doctoral candidate Xiangdong Gu will defend his final dissertation, titled "Data analysis and Study Design in the Presence of Error-Prone Diagnostic Tests." His committee members are Raji Balasubramanian, Chair, Andrea Foulkes, Member, and Mahlet G. Tadesse, Outside Member.

All are welcome to attend.

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The Ethics and Practice of Digital Storytelling as a Community-Based Participatory Approach in Public Health

Date: 
Sat, 2014-11-15 09:00 to 17:00
Location: 
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd.. New Orleans, LA

A short course offered by the Learning Institute of the
142nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association
Pre-Conference LI Fee: $300

Course overview

Digital storytelling, as a process, is a sensitizing tool for narratively informed public health research, advocacy, and health promotion practice. The purpose of this Learning Institute is to enable participants to understand the myriad ethical issues of carrying out community-based participatory research that employs digital storytelling as a methodology; build skills for appropriately addressing the ethical concerns that may arise in the context of digital storytelling methods; and understand the process of digital storytelling. By the end of the session, participants will be able to demonstrate critically enhanced awareness of ethical issues surrounding participatory visual and digital methodologies and effective ways to address these issues. We will employ a number of teaching methods during this Learning Institute, including mini-lectures, case studies and small group work, interactive writing and narrative sharing exercises, and open discussion.

Faculty

Aline Gubrium, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

agubrium@schoolph.umass.edu

Amy Hill, MA

Director, Silence Speaks

Center for Digital Storytelling

Berkeley, CA

amylenita@storycenter.org

Louis Graham, DrPH, MPH

Assistant Professor

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

lfgraham@schoolph.umass.edu

Lisa Wexler, PhD, MSW

Associate Professor

School of Public Health and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst

lwexler@schoolph.umass.edu

How to Register

To view detailed Learning Institute Course descriptions and fees go to www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/LearningInstitutes.

The Effects of Fatigue on Individual Running Mechanics

Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-05 14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Skinner Hall, Room 201

Jasper Reenalda, Ph.D., will present a lecture on fatigue and running mechanics.

All are welcome to attend.

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Final Doctoral Oral Defense: Kathleen Szegda

Date: 
Thu, 2014-06-19 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 412

Ms. Kathleen Szegda will he defending her final doctoral dissertation entitled, “Stress and Depression during Pregnancy among Hispanic Women:  Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes and the Role of Physical Activity.”

Her committee members are Lisa Chasan-Taber, chair, Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Member, Penelope S. Pekow, Member, and Sally Powers, Outside Member.

All are welcome to attend.

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Final Doctoral Defense: Leso Munala

Date: 
Mon, 2014-06-16 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 321

Ms. Leso Munala will be defending her final doctoral dissertation entitled, "Health Care Practitioners' Experiences and Needs in Providing Services to Female Survivors of Sexual Violence in Nairobi, Kenya: A Phenomological Investigation."

Her committee members are Tameka Gillum, Chair, Aline Gubrium, Member, and Karen Kalmakis, Outside Member.

All are welcome to attend.

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Doctoral Defense: Serena Houghton

Date: 
Fri, 2014-05-23 10:00 to 11:00
Location: 
UMass Amherst, Arnold House, Room 321

Please join Serena Houghton as she defends her doctoral proposal entitled “Macronutrients and the Risk of Premenstrual Syndrome."

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Athletic Training Project Defense: Ansel Garvey

Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-22 17:00 to 17:45
Location: 
51 Boyden Gymnasium

Ansel Garvey will present his athletic training project defense. Titled “Efficacy Strength Protocol Versus 'Iron Scap' Protocol in Increasing Flexibility and Strength of Scapular Stabilizers,” the project was developed with advisors Brian Umberger and Jeff Smith.

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