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University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
November 30, 2018

Marjorie Aelion, Dean of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award to conduct research in Australia, Greece, and Mexico over a two-year period.

November 29, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier writes an essay in The Conversation about how wildfire smoke is really a national health threat.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
November 27, 2018

It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I will be stepping down as Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the end of December 2018, and have accepted the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement at UMass Amherst.

November 26, 2018

Epidemiology students now have a place online to build connections, network with peers and showcase their work thanks to the new social media group titled ‘OUT-BREAKERS, UMass Epidemiology Student Group’ on Facebook.

November 26, 2018

Four graduate students from the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology received awards and scholarships during the annual New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) Fall Conference held November 8-9 in Providence, Rhode Island.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition Professor Nancy Cohen
November 26, 2018

Nancy Cohen, professor of nutrition and senior planning officer in the Chancellor’s Office, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), effective Jan. 6. She will replace Marjorie Aelion, who has accepted a position as the university’s associate vice chancellor for Research and Engagement.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
November 26, 2018

Marjorie Aelion, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) since January 2009, has been named associate vice chancellor for Research and Engagement. Her appointment is effective in January, though she will begin her new duties after a year-long sabbatical supported by a Fulbright Global Scholar award.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
November 21, 2018

Kinesiology alumnus and SPHHS Distinguished Young Alumni Award recipient Efosa Guobadia '07, CEO of Move Together, recently appeared in the UMass Alumni Association's "Leadership Live" online series.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer
November 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer delivered an invited talk on trial design during the HIV Vaccine Trial Network’s symposium on “HIV Prevention Efficacy Trial Designs of the Future” held in Seattle, WA, on November 5.

November 19, 2018

Sara “Sally” Bachman, an epidemiology alumna who received her MS degree from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences in 1980, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.