Nine students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2020. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.
Gloria DiFulvio (Health Promotion and Policy) and Nathaniel Whitmal (Communication Disorders) are among the 12 UMass Amherst faculty selected by the Center for Teaching & Learning (CLT) as recipients of the 2020-21 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award.
From all disciplines across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, along with nursing and natural sciences, among other schools and departments, a contingent of students, led by faculty and staff, is finding ways to serve their community during the pandemic.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and its departments and programs hosted a series of virtual celebration events in recognition of its graduating class of 2020.
Lisa Sommers, Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinic Director of the Center for Language, Speech and Hearing in the Department of Communication Disorders, recently wrote a blog post for Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) Global about the benefits of offering the online LSVT Loud Training and Certification Course to UMass Speech-Language Pathology graduate students.
Megan Gross, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, has been named a 2020-21 Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Scholar. The mission of ISSR is to promote excellence in social science research, and the Scholars Program is a key strategy for strengthening social science infrastructure at UMass Amherst to stimulate high-quality scholarship.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 23rd Annual Research Day on April 14, 2020, in a virtual format to allow for remote participation. Etienne Holder, a doctoral student in Epidemiology, took home first prize in the Research: Public Health category. Kinesiology majors Yeun Hiroi and Danielle Zoppo shared first place in the Research: Health Sciences category.
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders Mary Andrianopoulos has received a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Project iPREP, an interdisciplinary training program to prepare students to deliver speech-language interventions through applied technologies.
Associate Professor Mary Andrianopoulos and graduate students Colleen Gargan and Lindsey Tolan from the REMOTE Laboratory in the Department of Communication Disorders presented their research at the American Speech Language Hearing Association annual convention held in Orlando, Florida in late 2019.
Communication Disorders alumna Christine Kelley '05 is interviewed in a Daily Hamsphire Gazette feature article examining how individuals come to grips with diminished hearing loss.
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