The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.
On April 2nd, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations,” the latest event in its Dean's Symposia Series. Keynote speaker Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, discussed his state's experiences with drugged driving since it legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012. Grondel has served in law enforcement and traffic safety for over 25 years with the Washington State Patrol and traffic safety commission.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a campus kickoff event celebrating the launch of its new Center for Community Health Equity Research on Thursday, April 26, 9:30am-12:30pm in the Campus Center's Amherst Room. The Center welcomes renowned speaker Dr. David Williams, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, for a keynote talk titled "Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Health: Present Realities & Future Directions.”
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is ranked as the 9th best college in the nation to major in public health according to the 2018 rankings provided by College Factual. The undergraduate public health sciences program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences rose one spot from 10th in the most recent rankings conducted in 2015.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host the next event in its Dean's Symposia Series, “Marijuana Legalized: Research, Practice and Policy Considerations,” with keynote speaker Darrin Grondel, director of the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Grondel will discuss “The Washington Experience: Drugged Driving and Marijuana Legalization.” The event is free and open to the public.
Daniel Gerber, senior lecturer in Community Health Education and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been selected by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health as the recipient of the 2018 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education.
A recent news story appearing in the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at three local political activists, including Gloria T. DiFulvio, senior lecturer in Community Health Education and Public Health Sciences undergraduate program director, and how they have responded to the election of Donald J. Trump as president and his first full year in office.
Public Health alumnus Neil Meltzer '78 recently received an ICON Honors award from The Daily Record for his work in the Maryland area through LifeBridge Health.
Public Health Sciences majors Catalina Lugo '18 and Hannah Dudley-Youngs '19 have been accepted into the UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) program.
Undergraduate public health student Natalie Scott and art student Christie Mendez have designed and are selling a t-shirt to raise funds for hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean. Additionally, SPHHS graduate students are hosting a trivia night on November 9th to support relocating Puerto Ricans.