Recent News

Date:
Jun 06 2013
Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) by McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
Date:
Jun 05 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Anne Hewitt, Instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has been named the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award.
Date:
May 29 2013
Eliza Shirazi, who recently received her undergraduate public health degree, made her second appearance on the WWLP show Mass Appeal. Shirazi demonstrated pilates moves to co-hosts Elora Murray and Seth Stutman.
Date:
May 24 2013
Community Health Education Ph.D. candidate Leso Munala recently won a $1000 Dissertation Research Grant from the UMass Amherst Graduate School, and a $2,000 International Travel and Research award from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS).
Date:
May 09 2013
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) has selected a School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) research team to perform a comprehensive, multi-year $3.64 million research project, believed to be the first of its kind, on the economic and social impacts of introducing casino gambling in Massachusetts.
Date:
May 08 2013
Two SPHHS students are among the eleven graduating seniors named 21st Century Leaders by UMass Amherst and will be honored for far-ranging achievement, initiative and social awareness.
Date:
May 06 2013
Registration is now open for the one-day short course “Data Sciences for the Life Sciences in a High-Performance Computing Environment,” sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics (ICB3) to be held on Aug. 27 at the Holyoke-based Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC).
Date:
May 06 2013
Public Health major Hannah Weinronk was recently accepted into the Water, Society, and Health (WaSH) Scholars Program, a nationally recognized research program run through the University of Virginia.
Date:
May 06 2013
Larry Pellegrini, a Ph.D. candidate in the Health Policy and Management program, recently received the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2013 Medical Care Student Session Award.
Date:
May 03 2013
Senior Public Health major Caroline Conena was honored May 2 at the State House as one of “29 Who Shine,” a group of outstanding students from each of the community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses.
Date:
Apr 30 2013
Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, is currently being featured as the UMass Amherst "Spotlight Scholar." She's hailed as an international expert shedding light on physical activity and pregnancy.
Date:
Apr 30 2013
Andrea Foulkes, Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the ICB3, is profiled with SPHHS faculty members Nicholas Reich and Raji Balasubramanian and postdoctoral researchers Gregory Matthews and Ujwall Dasin a new feature story on the ICB3 appearing on the Research Next website. The ICB3 is analyzing "big" life science data in the pursuit of new discoveries.
Date:
Apr 25 2013
Risa Silverman, Coordinator for the Office of Public Health Practice & Outreach, was recently a keynote speaker at a graduation ceremony for community outreach volunteers in the Northern Berkshires Neighbors program in North Adams, MA.
Date:
Apr 24 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the results of the faculty-juried poster competition from the 16th Annual Research Day held on April 2, 2013. Posters are judged based on content and presentation and awarded in two distinct categories: Research and Practice.
Date:
Apr 22 2013
The Institute for Computational Biology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics (ICB3) is accepting letters of intent and submissions for its Open Source Software Innovation competition.
Date:
Apr 16 2013
A panel discussion on “The Engaged Campus: Giving Back to the Commonwealth and Beyond” will be presented Friday, April 26, from 3-4:30 p.m. in W-32 Machmer Hall as part of this year’s Founders Week celebration.
Date:
Apr 12 2013
Eliza Shirazi, an undergraduate public health student, recently appeared on the WWLP show Mass Appeal. Shirazi demonstrated cardio-kickboxing moves to co-hosts Elora Murray and Seth Stutman.
Date:
Apr 08 2013
Aline Gubrium, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, has co-authored a book titled Participatory Visual and Digital Methods with Krista Harper, an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA).
Date:
Apr 08 2013
Several Public Health majors are featured in the April 2013 issue of the online magazine Student Health 101, including in an interview on "Fit Fundraising" and instructing an equipment-free resistance training video.
Date:
Apr 01 2013
Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, recently gave a talk at the Cato Institute. Titled "A Looming Scientific Revolution in Environmental Regulation?", the speech covers his research into the hormetic dose response model.

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