The SPHHS Insider - March 2014

SPHHS to host 17th annual Research Day

The SPHHS will hold its 17th Annual Research Day on Tuesday, April 8, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. We invite all faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to attend this celebration of the extraordinary research and practice being conducted by students from all departments in the SPHHS. Student posters will be judged based on content and presentation, and awards will be given in Research and Practice categories. One additional award will be presented by the Delta Omega Honor Society, which will submit the winner's abstract as part of its submissions to the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

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Department of Nutrition to Host 26th annual virginia a. Beal lecture and Dinner

The Department of Nutrition will host the 26th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture and Dinner on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Student Union's Cape Cod Lounge. This year’s program is titled “From Neighborhood to Nation: Changing Policies to Improve Nutrition and Food Security.” Dr. Donald "Diego" Rose of Tulane University will deliver the keynote lecture. Paula Serafino-Cross of Baystate Medical Center and Dr. John Gerber, UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture, will also speak at the event.

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Communication Disorders' Pham seeks to expand international collaborations with Vietnam

Giang Pham, Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, recently traveled to Vietnam to formalize international collaborations between the department and its peer institutions abroad. During her visit, she met with representatives from Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, National College of Education, and University of Pedagogy in Ho Chi Minh City, and from the Hanoi National University of Education and Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences in Hanoi.

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Kinesiology's umberger named NCSRR OpenSim Fellow

Brian Umberger, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, has been named an inaugural OpenSim Fellow of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research (NCSRR). The NCSRR fellows program recognizes individuals with a deep expertise in biomechanical modeling and computer simulation and a strong commitment to the OpenSim modeling and simulation community. The NCSRR is a National Institutes of Health Medical Rehabilitation Research Center based at Stanford University that develops state-of-the-art computer modeling and simulation tools for clinical and other applications.

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SPHHS Hosts Corporate Health & Wellness Panel Discussion

The SPHHS hosted a Corporate Health & Wellness Panel Discussion on Friday, February 28th in the Campus Center’s Hadley Room. Moderated by Kinesiology’s Judi LaBranche, the event featured representatives from Berkshire Health Systems, Health Fitness Corporation, MediFit, and the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts. View a slideshow from the event below.


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October 2, 2014 - Western Massachusetts Health Equity Summit

The SPHHS is leading a coalition of public health leaders organizing the Western MA Health Equity Summit for October 2, 2014. The summit will bring local practitioners and community leaders together to take steps to achieve more health equity by working, learning and taking action together. One major goal for the summit is to showcase local work through a display of Creativity, Culture and History. Communities can bring and share any sort of media and cultural documentation of efforts to achieve more health equity. Contact Risa Silverman at risa@schoolph.umass.edu for more info.


Online MPH-PHP program seeks to expand lecturer pool

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking applicants for several openings as visiting lecturers in the Online Master of Public Health program. A pool of lecturers will be established to teach biostatistics, research methods, and other public health courses as needed. For more information or to apply, visit the Human Resources website.


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