The AKA is made up of kinesiology departments in higher education institutions across the U.S., and its mission is to promote and enhance kinesiology as a field of study.
A senior public health and education major, Welch has been teaching at the Rec Center since 2013, where she has attracted a steady following in the seven group fitness classes she teaches.
In a unique partnership between UMass and Soliya, students have the opportunity to receive advanced facilitation training program to prepare them to host dialogues with undergraduate students from around the world, while also learning about and applying these skills to community health education contexts.
Luna Hino-Nakayama is a rising senior in the Public Health Sciences program. She's worked in the Morrill Science Center, for the non-profit organization Safe Passage, the STEM Ambassadors Program, and served as the president of the Public Health Club, among her numerous activities.
The recent Public Health graduate discusses her passion for public health and her career pursuit as a Physician's Assistant.
Leontine Alkema recently was awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore and analyze family planning indicators such as contraceptive use in 69 countries. The main goal is to develop new methods and tools any country can use to monitor and advance national reproductive health.
The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.
“I could not believe I got selected for this award knowing how competitive it is,” says Hossain.
She was cited for her contributions to teaching in an online classroom environment.
Doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe and her advisor Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson found that high intake of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be modestly associated with lower risk of early menopause.