The University of Massachusetts Amherst recognized Jessica Furtado, a Public Health Sciences and biochemistry and molecular biology double major, as one of its 21st Century Leaders during the university’s undergraduate commencement held on May 11, 2018.
A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.
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.
Biochemistry and Public Health Sciences double major Jessica Furtado received the International Programs Office Barbara Burn Scholarship at a ceremony at the annual Commonwealth Honors College Awards Reception on April 21. The $1,000 scholarship, established in 2002 in memory of Barbara B. Burn, a longtime associate provost for international programs, is designed for international students who come to study at UMass Amherst.
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 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 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 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.
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