The SPHHS Insider - June 2014

SPHHS Reaccreditation - your input is needed!

Our current Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation expires December 31, 2014. As such, we have undertaken a rigorous self-assessment process to systematically examine our instructional, research and service programs and activities. The initial results of our Self-Study Report have been posted online.

One of the most important parts of the self-assessment process is feedback from our constituents, including our students, alumni, board members, and community partners. We need to hear from you about all aspects of our mission, including our instructional, research and service efforts. One way in which you can provide input is through review and comment on our 2014 Self-Study Report.

Visit our website to learn more information about the SPHHS reaccreditation process and how you may provide feedback.


Pilsner's Study to Examine Role of Father's Environmental Exposure in Reproductive Success

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Pilsner recently received a three-year, $440,000 early career research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate whether phthalate levels in expectant fathers have an effect on the couples’ reproductive success, via epigenetic modifications of sperm DNA. The new study is among the first to investigate the influence of phthalate on sperm epigenetics in humans.

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SPHHS Announces New Graduate Certificate in Global Health

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is proud to introduce its new Graduate Certificate in Global Health. This program is open to all current graduate students in the school, including online MPH-PHP students. The program is also open to non-matriculated working professionals who have an interest in global health and further interest in eventually pursuing an MPH or PhD in Public Health. The certificate is 15 credits and is offered 100% online.

Learn more here.


Alumni Profile: Mary Ann Petti, MPH '12, as Interviewed by Alexandria McGowan, '14

Mary Ann Petti (left) earned her MPH degree with a focus on Community Health Education from UMass Amherst in 2012. She currently works as a User Experience Specialist at CommunicateHealth, a Northampton-based health education and communication firm specializing in improving health literacy through user-centered design, policy, research, and content development.

Alexandria McGowan (right) recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Sciences and worked as a Public Health Peer Advisor during her senior year.

Read Alexandria McGowan's interview with Mary Ann Petti.


Alumni Profile: Amy O'Regan, '12, as Interviewed by Bridget Aumais, '15

Amy O’Regan (left) received her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Sciences from UMass Amherst in 2012. She serves in Arkansas as a member of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Public Health Associate Program.

Bridget Aumais (right) recently completed her junior year as a Public Health major and Public Health Peer Advisor.

Read Bridget Aumais' interview with Amy O'Regan.


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October 2, 2014 - Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit

On October 2, 2014, the SPHHS and a coalition of public health leaders will bring together practitioners and community leaders from across our four counties for the first-ever Western MA Health Equity Summit. We’ll work, learn, and take important steps toward greater health equity in Western MA. More information is available on the summit website. If you have questions, please contact Risa Silverman in the Office for Public Health Practice and Outreach.


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