The SPHHS Insider - March 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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