Alumni News

Do you have news you want to share with your fellow alumni? Whether you're telling us about advancements in your research or in your workplace, informing us about upcoming events, gatherings and fundraisers, or just sharing good news about new family members, we would love to hear from you! We will use stories for our website, newsletters, and other SPHHS publications.

To share your story, please email Patrick Freeman.

UMass Amherst Public Health Sciences alumna Sally Cotter
January 22, 2020

Public Health Sciences alumna Sally Cotter ’19 has been accepted into the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), a competitive, two-year paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a PHAP associate, Cotter is serving in San Antonio, Texas, in the Metropolitan Health District STD program, where she focuses on STD/HIV prevention, education and public health follow up.

Howard Shane
December 16, 2019

Communication Disorders alumnus Howard Shane ’69 ‘72MA recently received the Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation (ASHFoundation) at its annual Founders Breakfast on November 22 in Orlando, FL. The Kleffner Award is the organization’s highest honor, and recognizes an individual’s outstanding contributions to communication sciences and disorders over a period of at least 20 years.

October 29, 2019

Frank Robinson (PhD ’94, Community Health Education) and Cristina Huebner Torres (PhD ’18, Epidemiology), both alumni of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and members of the SPHHS Community Advisory Board, were named 2019 Healthcare Heroes of Western Massachusetts by BusinessWest and Healthcare News.

UMass Amherst Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain
August 26, 2019

Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain PhD ‘18 recently participated in the U.S. National Institute on Aging’s Butler-Williams Scholars Program, a weeklong program targeted toward emerging researchers interested in the topic of aging.

UMass Amherst Nutrition alumna Ashley Kratovil
June 25, 2019

When students graduate from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst they often do so with dreams of working at top medical centers and research facilities around the globe. For Nutrition alumna Ashley Kratovil ‘17, that dream came true.

June 18, 2019

Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, recently received the 2019 New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) Outstanding Dietetic Student Award for her work as a dietetic intern at Keene State College in New Hampshire.

UMass Amherst Nutrition alumna Carrie Forrest
June 13, 2019

Alumna Carrie Forrest, who received her MPH in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014, is the author of a new cookbook that combines healthy eating with the ease of Instant Pot® cooking.

January 15, 2019

Boston Magazine recently featured Public Health Sciences alumna Eliza Shirazi ’13 in a story about her new partnership with the popular workout app NEOU. Shirazi, the creator of the popular workout class Kick It by Eliza, says the app will allow patrons to participate in her classes virtually from any location, or to follow along with previously recorded classes.

December 12, 2018

Nutrition alumna Hillary Wright ’84 was a recent guest on The Media Narrative, a podcast created and hosted by UMass Amherst journalism alumnus Rob Hochschild ‘86.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Alumnus Efosa Guobadia
December 3, 2018

UMass Magazine highlights Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 in a cover feature titled "Prime Mover." Describing him as a "vibrant, visionary UMass alumnus [who] brings rehab clinics and services to underserved communities at home and abroad," the story profiles Guobadia's work as co-founder, president and CEO of Move Together.

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