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).
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.
Massachusetts is on the verge of a historic moment as marijuana is legalized for commercial sale in the state beginning this July. However, many important public health and regulatory issues at the local level remain to be decided. In an effort to add to the conversations already occurring around the Commonwealth, and to provide important insight into these critical public health issues, we will be hosting the next event in the SPHHS Dean’s Symposia Series, “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations.”
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.
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.
The Behavioral Medicine Lab in the department of kinesiology is recruiting pet owners over the age of 21 for a new study investigating the health benefits of pet ownership.
On March 21-22, 2018, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 3rd Annual Career Networking and Development Conference. The two-day event featured an alumni networking night, a career fair, and five different career panel sessions.
The Western MA Health Equity Network, led by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is hosting “Transportation Access as a Social Justice Determinant of Health” on Friday, March 23rd, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Campus Center Room 168C. The event is the first in a planned series of information and action sessions designed to demystify the seemingly complex policy issues that greatly impact our community’s health —housing, transportation, and food.
Professor and Chair of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer is among the record eight UMass Amherst faculty members and administrators who have been chosen to attend the 2018-19 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
The departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium in the UMass Amherst Campus Center on April 13-14. The symposium brings together statisticians from across New England to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues.