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Sarah Poissant
January 29, 2020

Associate Professor Sarah Poissant has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders. She assumes the position previously held by Professor Karen Helfer, who stepped down to begin her work in the Chancellor's Leadership Fellow program.

December 20, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking volunteers aged 50 to 64 with “a little bit” of hearing loss for an NIH-funded research study on personal amplification products.

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 7, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking volunteers aged 50 to 64 with “a little bit” of hearing loss for an NIH-funded research study on personal amplification products.

July 26, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded six Summer PhD Fellowships for 2019. The awards provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months. Students received nominations by their faculty mentors with concurrence from their graduate program directors.

June 21, 2019

Adults 55 years and older are needed for a hearing study of how aging affects speech understanding in noisy backgrounds.

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Kelly Richardson
May 29, 2019

The Associated Press cited a research project led by Communication Disorders’ Kelly Richardson in an article about the benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease experience from vocal exercise.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2019, which this year welcomed nearly 700 graduating seniors into its ranks.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

May 22, 2019

Eight students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2019. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service. 

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