A few weeks ago, I had the honor of delivering the SPHHS Senior Recognition Ceremony address to our graduating class of 2019. This event, held for the first time in the Mullins Center, was a wonderful celebration of our more than 600 graduating seniors and their accomplishments as majors in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Professor of Epidemiology and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, was selected for the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). The highly competitive award, given on the UMass Amherst campus for over 30 years, honors exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.
Four students working in the lab of Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy claimed top prizes at the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting held in Baltimore, MD, this past spring.
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.
In a story examining the high vaccine exemption rates in western Massachusetts’ Hampshire County schools, the Daily Hampshire Gazette quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio on the safety and validity of vaccinations.
Professor emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill was recently interviewed by Gear Patrol for an article about running shoes.
Digital storytelling (DST) has becoming increasingly common as a tool for applied health interventions, with particular relevance for community-engaged research with marginalized populations. With its emphasis on community engagement, shared decision making and planning, and collaborative approach to identifying solutions to address health inequities, health promotion practitioners have found it to be an increasingly valuable and reliable tool.
A journal article published by Laura Attanasio, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, and co-author Katy Kozhimannil of the University of Minnesota, was recently named Best Research Article for 2018 by The Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health (JMWH).
Andrea Ayvazian (Health Promotion and Policy) and Katherine Reeves (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) are among the 12 UMass Amherst faculty selected by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development as recipients of the 2019-20 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award.
Eliza Frechette (Kinesiology) and Chi Hyun Lee (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) are among eight UMass Amherst faculty selected to receive Mutual Mentoring Micro-Grants by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development.
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