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University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
July 19, 2018

In a comprehensive review of 38 relevant studies focused on walking cadence and intensity for adults, Tudor-Locke and team conclude that approximately 100 steps per minute qualifies as a good metric for moderate intensity levels in healthy adults, with vigorous walking beginning at approximately 130 steps per minute.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
July 17, 2018

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.

July 16, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is featured in a new video produced by the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment as part of its “Research that Matters” series.

July 16, 2018

A new video produced by the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment highlights the breast cancer research of Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, in collaboration with Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and Assistant Professor of Nutrition Lindiwe Sibeko.

July 16, 2018

Public Health Practice alumna Ruth McDermott-Levy MPH ’15 and Global Health Certificate student Nicole L’Heureux recently received Fulbright Awards to conduct work in Finland and Ghana, respectively.

The University of Massachusetts School of Public Health and Health Sciences is a co-organizer of the Western Massachusetts Health Summit in 2016
July 11, 2018

The event will be held September 14, 2018 in the UMass Amherst Campus Center Auditorium. Registration is now open.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
July 10, 2018

Rachel Volberg, research associate professor of epidemiology, discussed her research on the economic and social impacts of the Plainridge Park Casino in Plainville and surrounding communities on WAMC’s The Roundtable.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty David Buchanan
July 10, 2018

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.

July 9, 2018

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).

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Kelly Richardson
July 6, 2018

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Kelly Richardson recently received a three-year, $461,000 early career research award from NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders to study two different approaches to treating speech and voice symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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