News

May 23, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Clare Waterman MS ’91 was recently interviewed on CNN’s “Unseen World” program about the lives of different single-cell organisms and new studies on the human T-cells.

May 23, 2018

Biostatistics doctoral student Stephen Lauer is the lead author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Titled “Prospective forecasts of annual dengue hemorrhagic fever incidence in Thailand, 2010-2014,” the article presents findings on dengue hemorrhagic fever prediction forecasting models tested over the course of a five-year period.

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.

April 27, 2018

Associate Professor of Community Health Education Aline Gubrium is the lead author of a paper recently published in the journal Critical Public Health. Titled “Digital storytelling as critical narrative intervention with adolescent women of Puerto Rican descent,” the journal article presents findings of a two-year pilot research study focused on addressing sexual and reproductive health inequities faced by adolescent women of Puerto Rican descent living on the mainland United States.

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.