The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in the Fine Arts Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2018, which this year welcomed 724 graduating seniors into its ranks.
Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Founding Director of the Community-Engaged Research Program at the Commonwealth Honors College, recently presented results of her team's work on maternal health literacy at invited talks at the University of Sheffield England and at the 5th Health Literacy UK Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Zhenhua Liu, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, is the winner of the 2017-18 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, and given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.
Nutrition alumna Lily Nichols ’08, RDN, CDE is the author of a recently published book about healthy eating during pregnancy.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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