Recent Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney ’17 has received an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellowship to work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 has contributed a chapter titled "Promoting Sustainable Change so that Communities Thrive with and without Us" and an afterword to the book Why Global Health Matters: How to (Actually) Make the World a Better Place.
Community Health Education doctoral student Sarah Goff has been accepted into the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Health Research (TIDIHR). The three-month distance-learning training program began in mid-August and will culminate in a two-day in-person training being held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Associate Professor of Community Health Education Aline Gubrium has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association. She begins serving immediately as the Chair Elect, for a one-year term and will take over the position of Chair beginning in December 2018.
Criminal justice, in some cases, is a public health and a health equity issue. In an effort to delve more into this important topic, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be hosting its next event in the SPHHS dean’s symposia series, “Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform.” This symposium continues the School’s mission to improve health and quality of life among all people, and in all communities.
The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Institute for Applied Life Sciences are jointly searching to fill two positions in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant level in the areas of 1) physical activity, sedentary behavior, and health outcome measurement using wearable biobehavioral sensors, and 2) energy metabolism.
Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has received a Fulbright Award to conduct research at the University of York. Peltier plans to investigate how to better visualize and analyze air quality data for the citizen scientist and to improve the small sensor approaches his lab has been working on.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Brian Umberger has been elected to the position of President-Elect of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). He will serve a three-year term on the ASB Executive Board as President-Elect (2017-2018), President (2018-2019) and Past-President (2019-2020). He previously served as the ASB Program Chair in 2013-2014.
The Musculoskeletal Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab in the Department of Kinesiology seeks female volunteers with size 6 feet for a study on high heeled shoe design. Researchers will investigate how different shoes change how individuals move.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette profiles a new pilot program being offered by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences this fall that will allow students, faculty and staff to travel to Cuba to study that nation’s public health system. The new program is a collaboration involving the SPHHS and the International Programs Office with Cuban education and healthcare organizations.