Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy made a presentation on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Massachusetts PFAS Interagency Task Force at a public hearing held on June 15, 2021.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored its 2021 scholarship recipients during an outdoor awards ceremony on April 30, 2021. The event was held under a tent outside the Totman Building with full COVID-19 protocols in effect. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.
SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Stuart Chipkin and Kate Lyden (Kinesiology), and Raphael Arku (Environmental Health Sciences) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; gender diversity; physical intervention studies; and air pollution.
The Center for Research on Families (CRF) at UMass Amherst has selected four SPHHS doctoral students for its 2021 awards and programs. Susan Park and Monika Roy have received Dissertation Awards; Jennifer Carroll has received a CRF Summer Methodology Scholarship; and Sam Zeff has been selected to join the 2021-22 cohort of the Graduate Student Grant Writing Program.
Over the course of May 13 and 14, 2021, the University of Massachusetts Amherst conferred over 2000 advanced degrees and 6,400 undergraduate degrees to the Class of 2021, including nearly 650 SPHHS graduating seniors and over 150 graduate students.
A new publication from Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy has been selected as an extramural paper of the month by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Assistant professors Raphael E. Arku (Environmental Health Sciences) and Laura Attanasio (Health Promotion and Policy) have been selected as 2021-22 Family Research Scholars by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Research on Families (CRF).
SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), and Laura Vandenberg and Raphael Arku (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Public Health Sciences alumna Ellen Noble '18, comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; health impacts of chemical exposures; environmental justice; and a breast cancer fundraiser.
Environmental Health Sciences alumnus Jose Santiago Roque '18MS is profiled in a story appearing on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) website.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 24th Annual Research Day on April 16, 2021, in a virtual format that included both oral presentations delivered live via Zoom and an interactive online poster session utilizing Flipgrid. Altogether, 40 presentations spanning all departments and academic levels – including undergraduate, masters, and doctoral student presenters – served to highlight the depth and breadth of SPHHS student research.
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