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March 30, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a campus kickoff event celebrating the launch of its new Center for Community Health Equity Research on Thursday, April 26, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Campus Center's Amherst Room. The Center welcomes renowned speaker Dr. David Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for a keynote talk titled "Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: Present Realities & Future Directions.”

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
March 30, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber writes about successful grant writing for early-career faculty in an essay published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alexander Suvorov
March 30, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences assistant professor Alexander Suvorov recently held a guest spot on UMass Radio’s Lab Talk with Laura where he spoke about how an important discovery on Easter Island relates to our bodies’ long term response to flame retardants.

March 30, 2018

Monika Roy, a second year PhD student in Environmental Health Sciences, won the university’s second annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on March 2. Organized by the Graduate School’s Office of Professional Development, the three-week-long contest tested the research communication skills of 50 doctoral and master’s students by challenging them to explain the significance of their academic projects in accessible and compelling presentations totaling three minutes or less.

March 30, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked as the 9th best college in the nation to major in public health according to the 2018 rankings provided by College Factual. The undergraduate public health sciences program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences rose one spot from 10th in the most recent rankings conducted in 2015.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Jennifer Whitehill
March 29, 2018

Jennifer Whitehill, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, comments in AutoBlog’s online article about how traffic fatalities increase sharply on April 20 each year, a day traditionally used to celebrate smoking marijuana.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
March 29, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) recently named Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, as a faculty scholar in its Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP).

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
March 29, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson has been named one of the three recipients of the 2018-2019 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Awards.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
March 28, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will hold its 21st annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 3 from 2-5 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. The SPHHS holds this event, celebrated annually during National Public Health Week, as an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the research, instruction and outreach conducted by its students.

March 28, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host the next event in its Dean's Symposia Series, “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations,” with keynote speaker Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Grondel will discuss “The Washington Experience: Drugged Driving and Marijuana Legalization.” The event is free and open to the public.