News Archive

June 21, 2017

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.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
June 20, 2017

The Dean's Message appears in the June 2017 SPHHS e-newsletter.

June 19, 2017

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.

June 12, 2017

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.

June 12, 2017

The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
June 9, 2017

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.

Photograph Nora Cameron
June 8, 2017

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.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Krystal Pollitt
June 5, 2017

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.”

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
May 31, 2017

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.

Photograph Avelino Amado
May 31, 2017

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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