Genetic and environmental determinants of obesity and metabolic disease
Date:Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:00am to 10:00amLocation: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...
Date:Friday, March 27, 2015 - 6:30pm to Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 4:00pmLocation:UMass Amherst Campus
Students from the Five College system will compete to see who can best analyze Big Data and attract the interest of employers at the 2015 ASA DataFest competition—a unique collaboration between academe, students and industry that will be held...
Health Is a Human Right: A Call to Action
Date:Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:30am to 5:00pmLocation: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...
Kinesiology Seminar Series: Brett Fajen
Date:Monday, March 30, 2015 - 1:25pm to 2:15pmLocation:UMass Amherst, 153 Totman Building
Brett Fajen, Ph.D., of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, will present a seminar titled "The Visual Control of Walking Over Complex Terrain." This seminar is hosted by faculty members Richard Van Emmerik and Julia Choi.
Health Equity Policy Assembly
Date:Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pmLocation: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...
Kinesiology Seminar Series: Mark Pachucki
Date:Monday, April 6, 2015 - 1:25pm to 2:15pmLocation:UMass Amherst, 153 Totman Building
Mark Pachucki, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, MA, will present a seminar titled "Evaluating Social Influences on Physical Activity over the Lifecourse." Faculty member John Sirard will be the host for this seminar.
18th Annual SPHHS Research Day
Date:Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pmLocation: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...
- Disrupted Lives, Fragmented Care: Illness Experiences of Criminalized WomenDate:Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pmLocation: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...
- Corporate Health & Wellness PanelDate:Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pmLocation: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...
- "Vegucated" documentary screeningDate:Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmLocation:Smith College, Campus Center, TV Lounge
Co-hosted by the UMass Plant-Based Nutrition Club and Smith College, this is a screening of the documentary Vegucated at Smith College with writer-director-5 College ALUM Marisa Miller Wolfson for a Question & Answer session.
- Disrupted Lives, Fragmented Care: Illness Experiences of Criminalized Women