News

April 13, 2018

The Department of Nutrition will host its 30th Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 6:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. This year, the department welcomes registered dietitian/nutritionist and Holistic Cannabis Academy co-founder Laura Lagano to deliver the keynote lecture "Medical Cannabis: Are You Ready for the New Frontier of Healthcare?"

January 29, 2018

Four School of Public Health and Health Sciences doctoral students have received financial support from the UMass Amherst Graduate School in the form of $500 and $1000 Graduate School Dissertation Research and Pre-Dissertation grants.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition faculty Nancy Cohen
January 29, 2018

Nancy L. Cohen, Professor of Nutrition, comments in a story about what and how much to eat before and after exercising if you are trying to lose weight.

December 6, 2017

Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, was recently recognized for her work in breastfeeding and infant care, receiving a “40 Under Forty” award from the Berkshire Eagle. Every year the Berkshire Eagle recognizes 40 local individuals who have contributed to the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the Berkshires.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
July 19, 2017

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the creation of the new SPHHS Center for Student Success (CSS). The CSS will provide enhanced coordination and programming for student academic and career advising, and co-curricular experiences. In addition to announcing the new CSS, Marjorie Aelion, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, announced the appointment of Megan Griffin as its Director.

June 12, 2017

The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Senior Celebration 2017
May 13, 2017

The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition doctoral candidate Sharmin Hossain
May 12, 2017

“I could not believe I got selected for this award knowing how competitive it is,” says Hossain.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences online instructor Amber Hromi-Fiedler
May 11, 2017

She was cited for her contributions to teaching in an online classroom environment.