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.

Epidemiology alumna and SPHHS staff member Rebecca Feinberg
July 10, 2020

Epidemiology alumna Rebecca Feinberg MPH '04, who works as a Research Development & Support Specialist in the SPHHS Research Administration Office, has recently published some of her writings with the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. 

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June 24, 2020

Alumni Andrea Luttrell '08 (Nutrition) and Andrew McConaha '08 (Kinesiology) are among those named to BusinessWest's 40 Under 40 Class of 2020.

Photograph Avelino Amado
June 24, 2020

Kinesiology alumnus Avelino Amado, who serves as Diversity Program Manager at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, appears among the "100 More Inspiring Black Scientists in America" list recently published by CrossTalk.

UMass Amherst Health Promotion and Policy alumna Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez
June 23, 2020

Health Policy and Management alumna Liduvina Martinez-Gonzalez MS ’87 has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Martinez-Gonzalez serves as Executive Director and Vice President for Clinical Administration with the SUNY College of Optometry University Eye Center.

Biostatistics alumna Susan Fera Assmann
June 23, 2020

Biostatistics alumna Susan Fera Assmann MS ’95 passed away on May 30 following a long battle with cancer.

UMass Amherst kinesiology faculty Katherine Boyer and Wouter Hoogkamer
June 17, 2020

A story appearing in the Spring 2020 issue of UMass Magazine highlights the biomechanics research on footwear by members of the kinesiology department. "Feet Fleet" profiles over three decades worth of kinesiology research, from current efforts by Assistant Professor Wouter Hoogkamer and Associate Professor Katherine Boyer to the pioneering research of Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill.

UMass Amherst Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain and doctoral student Ruthfirst Ayande
June 16, 2020

Nutrition alumna Sharmin Hossain PhD ‘18 moderated a panel on public health careers as part of the 13th Annual NIH Career Symposium, which was held in virtual format this year. The panel, which included professionals from higher education, government, and industry, also included current nutrition doctoral student Ruthfirst Ayande.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology alumnus Duncan Grossman '12
May 27, 2020

Kinesiology alumnus Dr. Duncan Grossman ’12, a medical resident in Brooklyn, documents the progression of COVID-19 at his hospital in a photo essay published in The Wall Street Journal. The emergency-medicine resident was reassigned to the ICU soon after the coronavirus outbreak to handle the surge of patients.

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May 26, 2020

The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter inducted its 2020 cohort of new members into its ranks this past spring semester.

UMass Amherst Health Promotion and Policy alumna Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal
May 23, 2020

Health Promotion and Policy alumna Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal MPH ’02, an Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant MPH Program Director at Simmons University in Boston, recently appeared on the Experience by Design podcast to discuss how the “design of public health” impacts coronavirus pandemic response efforts.