News

July 11, 2022

Researchers are currently seeking volunteers aged 30 to 40 years or 70 to 80 years.

June 24, 2022

SPHHS researchers and staff members, including professor emeritus David Hosmer, Andrew Lover, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Alexander Suvorov (Environmental Health Sciences), Jennifer Whitehill (Health Promotion and Policy), and the UMass Amherst Biomechanics Lab (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about gun violence; the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; environmental contaminants and male reproductive health; and running shoe design.

June 23, 2022

The Physical Activity and Health Lab is seeking healthy adults, 18 to 65 years old, to participate in a study to improve algorithms in wearable activity devices.

Illustrated image of people walking
June 21, 2022

A story appearing in the Spring 2022 issue of UMass Magazine highlights the work being conducted by UMass faculty and alumni to help all of us age gracefully, including the work of Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Amanda Paluch and nutrition alumna Uche Akobundu ’03MS.

June 2, 2022

Researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst are looking for participants for a study they are conducting in partnership with the OOFOS shoe company. Volunteers for this study should be between the ages of 22 and 45 years old, training for a road or trail race and running at least 35 miles/week.

Kinesiology graduate students Marcos Amalbert-Birriel, Melanna Cox, Joseph Gordon, Skylar Holmes, Timothy Joseph, and Nehemiah Wilson
May 27, 2022

Six graduate students in the Department of Kinesiology have been awarded prestigious Leadership & Diversity Training Program (LDTP) fellowship awards by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

May 25, 2022

Six students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2022. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.

Sofiya Alhassan and Lindiwe Sibeko
May 25, 2022

Sofiya Alhassan, Professor of Kinesiology and the department’s graduate program director, and Lindiwe Sibeko, Chair and Associate Professor of Nutrition, have been selected to participate in the new Five College Mellon Faculty Leadership Development Program.

May 25, 2022

SPHHS faculty are members of five teams that have been awarded Mutual Mentoring Team Grants by the UMass Amherst Office of Faculty Development (OFD). Two of the teams are comprised solely of faculty in SPHHS, and the three other teams are collaborations with faculty in other colleges. A total of eight teams and one individual faculty received mutual mentoring awards for 2022-23.

SPHHS winners of CRF student research awards
May 25, 2022

The Center for Research on Families (CRF) at UMass Amherst has selected five SPHHS doctoral students and three undergraduates working in SPHHS labs for its 2022 awards and programs. Four of these students received Dissertation Awards: Abosede Alli, Mira Weil, Jennifer Carroll, and Susan Park. The $1,000 – $5,000  Dissertation Awards are given to PhD students who have demonstrated superior potential in any area of family research.

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