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University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Gloria DiFulvio
September 28, 2022

Senior lecturer and public health sciences undergraduate program director Gloria DiFulvio and public health major Hellen Muma appear on the news program Connecting Point to discuss DiFulvio's course “The Epidemic of Loneliness: On Connection, Belonging, and Public Health.” The course connects students with elders in the community to participate in documented conversations that in turn lead to a strengthened bond in community engagement.

September 28, 2022

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Board of Councilors has announced that the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) has been reaccredited for the maximum seven-year term, extending to December 31, 2029. The school was first accredited in 1976 as the 16th CEPH-accredited school of public health in North America.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
September 28, 2022

I am happy to report that the school received a full 7-year reaccreditation this month from the Council on Education for Public Health. My deepest gratitude goes out to all who were involved with the self-study report and the site visit. Congratulations to all of you for making the SPHHS such a wonderful place to learn, conduct research, and practice public health and health sciences with our community partners.

ADVANCE faculty program logo
September 27, 2022

Five SPHHS faculty members – Sara Mamo (Communication Disorders), Liz Evans (Community Health Education), Katherine Reeves (Epidemiology), Katie Potter (Kinesiology), and Zhenhua Liu (Nutrition) – are among the 44 UMass Amherst faculty selected to the 2022-2023 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.

Speech language pathologists Meaghan Golightly, Lisa Sommers and Michael Starr
September 27, 2022

The collaboration between ServiceNet’s Enrichment Center in Chicopee, and its Strive Clinic in Holyoke—day programs for adults with brain injury caused by trauma or medical conditions—and its partners at Springfield College and the UMass Amherst Department of Communication Disorders is being honored with a "Healthcare Heroes" award by BusinessWest. Their partnership has been recognized for its innovative approach to providing patients with outstanding rehabilitative care while helping train the health care professionals of tomorrow.

Aerial view of flooding in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Fiona
September 26, 2022

Communication Disorders doctoral student Ada López González has organized an emergency relief effort to help those affected by Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico. The hurricane caused widespread destruction and catastrophic flooding on the island, cutting off access to running water and spurring island-wide power outages.

A pair of seniors lift weights together
September 26, 2022

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology are seeking participants for a study of the effects of different resistance training exercise programs on skeletal muscle function in healthy men and women from 65 to 75 years old.

September 23, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Andrew Lover and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Jacquie Kurland (Communication Disorders), and Gloria DiFulvio (Health Promotion and Policy) and Public Health Sciences major Hellen Muma comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and monkeypox; problem gambling; stroke and aphasia; and the public health course "The Epidemic of Loneliness."

Collage of BIO-EPI faculty, staff, students and alumni images
September 16, 2022

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology celebrated 50 years as a program with an anniversary celebration on September 24, 2022.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
September 12, 2022

Legal sports betting in Massachusetts is projected to have “far less impact economically” than the state’s two other legal types of gambling – casinos and the lottery, according to a study led by Rachel Volberg, principal investigator for the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) project.

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