School of Public Health and Health Sciences Activities at UMass Amherst Announced

Faculty To Give Talk on Food for Young Athletes

AMHERST, Mass. - Professors from the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be giving a series of free presentations to coaches, athletes, and parents in the Amherst community titled "Food for Sport: Achieving Peak Performance for Young Athletes," Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the VIP Room at the Mullins Center. Stella L. Volpe and Priscilla M. Clarkson, exercise science, will be joined by Robin E. Levine, nutrition, and Tom Rowland, of the Baystate Medical Center. The event is sponsored by the UMass Center for Nutrition in Sport and Human Performance and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

School of Public Health and Health Sciences Awards

AMHERST, Mass. - Stephen H. Gehlbach, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, has announced that Elizabeth A. Leslie, a graduate student in environmental health sciences, has been given the James Stewart Fellowship. The award is given to students who have demonstrated strong academic achievement and shown financial need. Recipients must have graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution with a grade-point average of at least 3.0. The formal presentation was made by Salvatore DiNardi, chair of the department.

Graduate students Ian D. Tudman, environmental health sciences, and Rachel E. Williams, biostatistics/epidemiology, are this year’s recipients of the 1997 Academic Achievement Award. To receive this, students must complete two terms, earning the highest grade point average, and demonstrate exemplary school service. Each received a certificate and cash award. All three awards were announced in mid-September.

Professor Wins USDA Award for Excellence

AMHERST, Mass. - Terry A. Tattar, professor of microbiology at the University of Massachusetts, along with members of the North Eastern Regional Research Project #140, has received the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 1997 Group Achievement Honor Award for Excellence "for establishing innovative and cooperative approaches to lead the effort to restore the American Chestnut to Eastern forests." Tattar, and his co-investigators, Mark S. Mount and Phyllis M. Berman, microbiology, will share the award with other project members from several other states. The award was made last summer.