News

May 23, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announced that Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Gerber has been selected as the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 22, 2018

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking participants for a study aimed at investigating the effects of different resistance training exercise programs on skeletal muscle function in healthy older men and women (65-75 years old).

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 22, 2018

The Physical Activity and Health Lab in the Department of Kinesiology seeks children and adolescents 1.5-17 years old to be a part of a research study to assess physical activity measurements using accelerometer technology.

May 22, 2018

A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.

May 12, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Fine Arts Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2018, which this year welcomed 724 graduating seniors into its ranks.

Brian Whitcomb
May 8, 2018

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
May 4, 2018

Members of the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology will be in Minneapolis for the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). They'll be hosting their annual alumni reception in the Hollow Room of The Local from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Elena Carbone
April 27, 2018

Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Founding Director of the Community-Engaged Research Program at the Commonwealth Honors College, recently presented results of her team's work on maternal health literacy at invited talks at the University of Sheffield England and at the 5th Health Literacy UK Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
April 27, 2018

On April 26, we celebrated the launch of the new SPHHS Center for Community Health Equity Research with an event featuring a terrific keynote talk by Harvard professor David Williams, an internationally recognized scholar who examines the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, stress and racism affect health. We were also fortunate to hear from several of our own leading community-based researchers, Lisa Wexler and Louis Graham, and political scientist Dean Robinson.

Zhenhua Liu
April 27, 2018

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Zhenhua Liu, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, is the winner of the 2017-18 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, and given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.