Public Health Sciences alumna Eliza Shirazi ’13 leads a team planning to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro to benefit Flying Kites, a Boston-based nonprofit that runs a boarding school for underprivileged children in Kenya.
The Dean's Message appears in the June 2017 SPHHS e-newsletter.
A feature story profiles the Center for Language, Speech and Hearing’s voice training sessions for those with Parkinson’s disease. Communication problems are frequently overlooked by doctors but have a devastating impact on a patient’s quality of life, says Lisa Sommers, clinical assistant professor and clinic director of the center.
Linda Landesman, Instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has co-authored a new edition of Landesman's Public Health Management of Disasters with Rita V. Burke, PhD. The revised edition includes current federal preparedness guidance, examines approaches to public health surveillance, and identifies new and emerging communication technologies—such as smartphone applications and social media platforms.
The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.
Researchers from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study and the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study led by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences updated progress to date on a number of studies in their annual meeting at the Campus Center.
Public Health Sciences major Nora Ani Cameron has been selected to participate in the Summer 2017 Civil Liberties & Public Policy (CLPP) internship program at Hampshire College.
Environmental health scientist Krystal Pollitt and Ezra Markowitz, an assistant professor of environmental conservation, will receive $14,850 to work with Partners for a Healthier Community, BayState Medical Center Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department and others on “The Fresh Air Project: Profiling Children’s Environmental Exposures in Springfield.”
She explains that almost all of the health perks research has linked to exercise—from a stronger heart and lungs to more energy and clearer thinking—increase the most when people move from a sedentary lifestyle to a modestly active one.
Kinesiology doctoral student Avelino Amado recently co-authored an Op-Ed piece published in the Boston Globe, outlining the impact of the proposed federal budget cuts to graduate student research—both in the lab and the community.
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