Recent News

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Jul 31 2013
Public Health alumna Eliza Shirazi, '13, appears in Australis Barramundi's new "Be Better" video campaign.
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Jul 26 2013
David Buchanan, received one of five Public Service Endowment Grants from the UMASS Office of Research Development.
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Jul 12 2013
Eliza Shirazi, Public Health '13, made her third appearance on the WWLP show Mass Appeal. Shirazi shared some leg exercises with co-hosts Ashley Kohl and Seth Stutman.
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Jul 03 2013
Using a unique data set spanning 40 years of dengue fever incidence in Thailand, an international team led by Nicholas Reich, Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, has for the first time estimated from data that after an initial dengue infection, a person is protected from infection with other strains for between one and three years.
Date:
Jul 01 2013
Rachel Volberg was quoted in a New Haven Register article about a proposal to legalize Keno gambling in Connecticut.
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Jun 21 2013
Linnea Borden, a rising senior majoring in Public Health Sciences, and faculty mentor Alicia Timme-Laragy, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, recently attended the presentation of the submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution by Hollywood director James Cameron.
Date:
Jun 07 2013
At the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), the undergraduate public health sciences degree program has been designed to provide opportunities for students to be engaged with the community – whether through community service, service learning, internships, community-based research or other forms of community engagement.
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.
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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.

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