New faculty include Timothy Ford, Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Associate Professor of Community Health Education Susan Shaw; and Assistant Professors Xiangrong Kong (Biostatistics) and Sara Mamo (Communication Disorders).
The Beal Lecture will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, beginning at 4:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Dr. Joel Mason of Tufts University will deliver a lecture titled "Micronutrients and Cancer Prevention: Making Sense of a U-shaped World."
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Western Massachusetts Health Equity Network and several other organizations will host a forum, “Critical Resources for Health: The State of Hospital Community Benefit in Massachusetts” at the UMass Center at Springfield on Wednesday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m.
Thirty teams of students from the Five Colleges are expected to gather on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, March 31 to April 2, to compete in analyzing large sets of complex data at the 2017 ASA Five College DataFest competition, sponsored nationally by the American Statistical Association (ASA).
Kinesiology lecturer Judi LaBranche integrates LIFT, a fitness app developed by UMass Amherst alum Chris Blyth '96, into her Fitness Management and Exercise Testing and Programming courses.
Albert Mendoza, a doctoral candidate in Kinesiology, was recently awarded a Summer Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Graduate School.
The group will hold a networking event in Bethesda, MD, on Friday, March 31st, and another in Baltimore, MD, on Saturday, April 1st.
The second annual SPHHS Career Networking and Development Conference will be held on Thursday, March 23, beginning at 9:00 am in the Campus Center Auditorium.
The SPHHS recipients were Aline Gubrium, Associate Professor of Community Health Education, Krystal Pollitt, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, and Ning Zhang, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management.
Team captain Lisa Sommers, Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, invites students, faculty and staff from all departments within the SPHHS to join them this year as they try to reach their new fundraising goal of $3,000.