Spring 2011

Faculty News

Honors & Awards

NEACSM keynote lecture named in Clarkson’s honor

The New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (NEACSM) named one of its keynote lectures in honor of Priscilla Clarkson, Dean of the Commonwealth Honors College and Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology. On November 11, 2010, the inaugural Clarkson Keynote Lecture was given by Dr. Rena Wing, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University; Director, Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, The Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. Her lecture was titled “Strategies to Improve the Long-Term Maintenance of Weight Loss.”

Dean Clarkson has been an active member in the New England Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, having served as its president and a member of the executive committee. She has delivered several lectures at the annual regional fall meeting and her students are regular presenters at this conference. When she was president of the national American College of Sports Medicine, she successfully advocated for increased support and visibility for the regional chapter activities.

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the Department of Kinesiology are proud sponsors of the Clarkson Keynote Lecture.

Calabrese honored for international contributions

Edward Calabrese, professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was honored by the International CCN Society during its annual workshop October 20-24, 2010 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. In recognition of his scientific achievements, Calabrese was presented the ICCNS-Springer Award by the society, which is devoted to the diffusion of information related to the CNN family of genes and proteins.

Calabrese is the author of over 600 papers in scholarly journals, as well as more than 10 books. He directs the campus-based Northeast Regional Environmental Public Health Center.

In This Issue

School News

Dean's Welcome

The SPHHS Celebrates Its History
Kinesiology Earns Top Rankings
SPHHS Welcomes Fulbrights

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In the Spotlight: New Faculty
Conferences & Appearances
Honors & Awards
Grant News


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Creating a Healthier World
Teleconference Therapy
Career Fair
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Alumni Profile: David Blake
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