The SPHHS Insider - September 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences invites you to the 4th Annual SPHHS Fall Celebration on Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Fine Arts Center Atrium on the UMass Amherst campus. Join us at our SPHHS Fall Celebration to:
* Enjoy breakfast while you reconnect with friends and former classmates.
* Visit with current faculty, staff and students and learn more about what is happening in the SPHHS.
* Celebrate with Kinesiology alumnus Paul Litchfield, MS '86, Vice President of Advanced Concepts with Reebok International, who will receive the SPHHS Award for Significant Contributions to the field of health sciences.
* Honor Priscilla Clarkson, the late Dean of the Commonwealth Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology who impacted all of us in so many ways.
Join fellow alumni, faculty, staff, and students for this day of celebration and share your SPHHS and UMass pride. Register today!
Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to use individual coaching and support to help Hispanic women in western Massachusetts avoid obesity during pregnancy and to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
The life and achievements of Priscilla M. Clarkson, Ph.D., will be celebrated Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Events Hall of the Commonwealth Honors College on the UMass Amherst campus. The former dean of Commonwealth Honors College, Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology, and triple-alumna of UMass Amherst died August 26 at the age of 66.
Our Online MPH in Nutrition program is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Started in September 2008, the program - the first fully accredited, fully online program of its kind - has now graduated 25 students. In honor of its 5th anniversary, program director Dr. Patricia Beffa-Negrini created a board on Pinterest showing off the program's highlights.
Join us for these fall SPHHS events!
Organizations, agencies and companies in Public Health, Nutrition, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders are invited to join us for the 5th Annual SPHHS Career Development and Internship Fair on Friday, September 27, 2013. The event is free to attend for all. To participate or for more information, please email Risa Silverman or contact her by phone at 413-545-2529.
Return to campus for the UMass Amherst homecoming and join Team SPHHS for the Homecoming Revolution Run 5K on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Meet your fellow alums and current faculty, staff, and students at the SPHHS tent before and after the race.
Join us on Monday, November 4, 2013, for our Boston Alumni Networking Night and an evening with fellow SPHHS alumni, faculty, students and leaders and innovators in the field of public health and health sciences.