The Department of Nutrition will host its 30th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. This year, the department welcomes registered dietitian/nutritionist and Holistic Cannabis Academy co-founder Laura Lagano to deliver the keynote lecture "Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?"
Stuart R. Chipkin, research professor in kinesiology, comments in Reuters on a new study showing that while almost half of transgender patients now use insurance for gender-affirming surgery and the number of people getting this surgery as part of their transition is rising, about half still pay cash for this treatment.
Joseph Hamill, emeritus professor of kinesiology, says athletic shoes play a key role in preventing sports injuries. In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article Hamill says, “In any sport, I think shoes are very important. The shoes themselves are designed to try and alleviate specific factors in terms of minimizing injury risk.”
Graduate students in the Department of Communication Disorders and the UMass Amherst Stroke Support Group will host its annual event to raise community awareness for stroke and aphasia on Sunday, April 15, 2018 in the Student Union Ballroom.
The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.
On April 2nd, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations,” the latest event in its Dean's Symposia Series. Keynote speaker Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, discussed his state's experiences with drugged driving since it legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Grondel has served in law enforcement and traffic safety for over 25 years with the Washington State Patrol and traffic safety commission.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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