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May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Mullins Center on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus. The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2019, which this year welcomed nearly 700 graduating seniors into its ranks.

May 23, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences honored a group of nearly two dozen undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019 SPHHS Awards Celebration. Student award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

May 22, 2019

Eight students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2019. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service. 

March 18, 2019

The Department of Nutrition will host its 31st Annual Virginia A. Beal Lecture on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Campus Center Auditorium. This year, the department welcomes internationally renowned nutritionist and bestselling author T. Colin Campbell to deliver the keynote lecture "The Science of Nutrition, After Some Upgrading, Needs Serious Attention."

Zhenhua Liu
January 17, 2019

In two recent studies, Associate Professor of Nutrition Zhenhua Liu investigates whether high doses of vitamin D can be used as an effective dietary strategy to prevent obesity-related colorectal cancer.

December 12, 2018

Nutrition alumna Hillary Wright ’84 was a recent guest on The Media Narrative, a podcast created and hosted by UMass Amherst journalism alumnus Rob Hochschild ‘86.

December 11, 2018

MPH Nutrition student Sarah Ferguson was recently awarded the 2018 Colonel Frances G. Ballentine Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation.

November 30, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) will hold its 2019 Senior Recognition Ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 1:30-3:00 pm in the Mullins Center.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition Professor Nancy Cohen
November 26, 2018

Nancy Cohen, professor of nutrition and senior planning officer in the Chancellor’s Office, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), effective Jan. 6. She will replace Marjorie Aelion, who has accepted a position as the university’s associate vice chancellor for Research and Engagement.

University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Elena Carbone
September 20, 2018

Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department. Prior to her appointment, she served as the department’s Graduate Program Director from 2007-2018.

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