Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy David Buchanan says efforts to combat fatal opioid overdoses in Massachusetts seem to be making progress, but questions if the efforts have cut down on the amount of drug use.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has awarded seventeen Dean’s PhD Summer Fellowships for summer 2018. The $7000 awards will provide support for PhD students in excellent standing to pursue their research and complete their dissertations during the summer months.
David Buchanan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, recently gave the keynote address at the Organization Theory in Health Care Association (OTHC) annual conference held June 6-8 at the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, MD.
SPHHS doctoral students Alice Fiddian-Green and Nozipho Maziya are recipients of 2018 Student Research Grants and Awards from the Center for Research on Families (CRF).
Community Health Education faculty members Aline Gubrium and Jin Kim-Mozeleski are among the recipients of Public Service Endowment Grants (PSEG) from a special campus fund designed to boost outreach, extend the campus resources into the surrounding community and enhance the public service mission of the university.
Lisa M. Wexler, associate professor and program head of community health education, recently appeared on the local public affair program “Connecting Point” in a segment on increasing rates of suicide.
The university's Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development has awarded Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Louis Graham a Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant as part of its Mutual Mentoring Program.
The Greenwall Foundation, which promotes bioethics research, has awarded Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor of community health education at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, a two-year, $128,164 grant to support her research, “Exploring shared decision-making as an ethical response to the opioid epidemic.”
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.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently profiled the work of three NIMH-funded collaborative research hubs, including one whose research steering committee is led by Associate Professor of Community Health Education Lisa Wexler. The story describes the work of the hubs in exploring the factors behind the high suicide rates among American Indian and Alaska Native youth and designing and testing approaches to preventing suicide.
- 1 of 4