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April 13, 2018

The Department of Nutrition will host its 30th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. This year, the department welcomes registered dietitian/nutritionist and Holistic Cannabis Academy co-founder Laura Lagano to deliver the keynote lecture "Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?"

April 12, 2018

Joseph Hamill, emeritus professor of kinesiology, says athletic shoes play a key role in preventing sports injuries. In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article Hamill says, “In any sport, I think shoes are very important. The shoes themselves are designed to try and alleviate specific factors in terms of minimizing injury risk.”

April 12, 2018

Stuart R. Chipkin, research professor in kinesiology, comments in Reuters on a new study showing that while almost half of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery and the number of people getting this surgery as part of their transition is rising, about half still pay cash for this treatment.

April 9, 2018

Graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and the UMass Amherst Stroke Support Group will host its annual event to raise community awareness for stroke and aphasia on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Student Union Ballroom.

April 4, 2018

The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

April 2, 2018

On April 2nd, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations,” the latest event in its Dean's Symposia Series. Keynote speaker Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, discussed his state's experiences with drugged driving since it legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012.  Grondel has served in law enforcement and traffic safety for over 25 years with the Washington State Patrol and traffic safety commission.

March 30, 2018

Monika Roy, a second year PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences, won the university’s second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on March 2. Organized by the Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development, the three-week-long contest tested the research communication skills of 50 doctoral and master’s students by challenging them to explain the significance of their academic projects in accessible and compelling presentations totaling three minutes or less.

March 30, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked as the 9th best college in the nation to major in public health according to the 2018 rankings provided by College Factual. The undergraduate public health sciences program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences rose one spot from 10th in the most recent rankings conducted in 2015.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alexander Suvorov
March 30, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences assistant professor Alexander Suvorov recently held a guest spot on UMass Radio’s Lab Talk with Laura where he spoke about how an important discovery on Easter Island relates to our bodies’ long term response to flame retardants.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
March 30, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber writes about successful grant writing for early-career faculty in an essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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