Linda Landesman, a visiting lecturer in the MPH in Public Health Practice program, is warning people against the dangers of contamination after hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Landesman, a former principal investigator for the first national curriculum on public health management of disasters, warns victims that bacteria can spread easier than you may think.
Kinesiology senior Colleen Sands has been selected to join the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Advisory Council. The Council plays a key role in communicating the needs of the student body with Chancellor Subbaswamy, improving the student experience. Sands, a student-athlete for UMass Amherst Cross Country and Track, tells us she hopes to use this opportunity to “become a student leader of positive change on the campus. I aim to improve my leadership skills and act on areas that could use changes to improve the experiences of the student body.”
Public Health Sciences and Computer Science major Brittany Pine had the summer experience of a lifetime, interning at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. The rising senior joined 15 of her peers in the Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) internship program, a paid, nine-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students, where she set out to learn what it would be like to work in a federal agency.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Communication Disorders alumnus Dr. Howard Shane '69 MA '72 will receive the 2017 Award for Significant Contributions to the fields of public health and health sciences. Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia ’07 will be recognized as the inaugural recipient of the School's Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
Recent Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney ’17 has received an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Fellowship to work at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Community Health Education doctoral student Sarah Goff has been accepted into the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Health Research (TIDIHR). The three-month distance-learning training program began in mid-August and will culminate in a two-day in-person training being held at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 has contributed a chapter titled "Promoting Sustainable Change so that Communities Thrive with and without Us" and an afterword to the book Why Global Health Matters: How to (Actually) Make the World a Better Place.
Richard Peltier, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, has received a Fulbright Award to conduct research at the University of York. Peltier plans to investigate how to better visualize and analyze air quality data for the citizen scientist and to improve the small sensor approaches his lab has been working on.
Associate Professor of Community Health Education Aline Gubrium has been elected to serve as Chair-Elect of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association. She begins serving immediately as the Chair Elect, for a one-year term and will take over the position of Chair beginning in December 2018.
The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Institute for Applied Life Sciences are jointly searching to fill two positions in the Kinesiology Department at the Assistant level in the areas of 1) physical activity, sedentary behavior, and health outcome measurement using wearable biobehavioral sensors, and 2) energy metabolism.