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.

November 2, 2018

The Department of Communication Disorders has released the inaugural issue of the its alumni newsletter.

September 24, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst community is mourning the loss of Manuel David Matos Diaz, a graduate student and Kinesiology alumnus who died of a sudden illness days after the semester began.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Alumnu Michael Busa
September 24, 2018

Kinesiology alumnus Michael Busa, who received his PhD in 2015 with an emphasis on biomechanics and motor control, is featured in a recent article on UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS).

July 16, 2018

Public Health Practice alumna Ruth McDermott-Levy MPH ’15 and Global Health Certificate student Nicole L’Heureux recently received Fulbright Awards to conduct work in Finland and Ghana, respectively.

June 18, 2018

Epidemiology postdoctoral researcher and recent alumna Serena Houghton PhD ‘16 has received a three-year, $ 187,639 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute to examine central obesity and its relation to breast cancer risk and survival.

June 13, 2018

Public Health Sciences alumna Anim Aweh ‘11 is the author of a recently published children’s book about a child coping with mental illness.

June 13, 2018

Public Health Practice alumna Mika Pollack (nee Timika Lightfoot) MPH ‘05 is the creator and host of the new podcast Overprescribed.

June 8, 2018

Recent Environmental Health Sciences graduate Durga Kolla MS ’18 and Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney '17 have received Fulbright awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. They will study in Denmark and Swaziland, respectively.

May 24, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a special Boston Alumni Night on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The University of Massachusetts Club.

May 23, 2018

Kinesiology alumna Clare Waterman MS ’91 was recently interviewed on CNN’s “Unseen World” program about the lives of different single-cell organisms and new studies on the human T-cells.

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