Registered dietitian Christina A. Reardon, who received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2018 and completed her Dietetic Internship in 2019, is featured in an article appearing on the front page of the January 2021 issue of Better Health, a monthly supplement to the Springfield-based The Republican newspaper.
A University of Massachusetts Amherst COVID-19 vaccine webinar, featuring a panel of scientists and public health experts, will aim to dispel misinformation and fear about the vaccine and explain why its widespread use around the world is crucial to overcoming the deadly pandemic. Presented by the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Nursing and the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Making the Case: The COVID-19 Vaccine webinar is scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2. The event is free and open to the public. Register here.
Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo has received the PACE Organization of Rhode Island (PACE-RI) 2020 Academic-Research Partnership Award.
Environmental Health Sciences doctoral student Abosede Sarah Alli was named the 2nd Place Winner of the Outstanding Student Poster Presentation Award by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) during its 23rd Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences announces the appointment of Tracey Woodbury as its new Director of Human Resources.
Research Professor of Epidemiology Rachel Volberg, the lead investigator on the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) and Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) research studies, discusses a promising new line of gambling research in an invited commentary appearing this month in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.
SPHHS researchers Nicholas Reich, Rachel Volberg, and Andrew Lover (Biostatistics and Epidemiology) and Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), along with Elizabeth Evans and graduate student Isabella Caruso (Health Promotion and Policy), comment in multiple news stories about the students at the core of the UMass Amherst COVID testing center's success; the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; treatment of opioid use disorders; the safety of plastic bubbles used at concerts; and the link between high levels of gambling and increased mortality.
Susan Shaw, Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Policy and director of the UMass Amherst Center for Community Health Equity Research (CCHER), has been named a 2021 Public Engagement Faculty Fellow by the Public Engagement Project (PEP) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted a live information session and Q&A featuring SPHHS faculty, staff and students on Friday, February 12, 2021. The presentation included an overview of the University's new high risk operational posture; a snapshot of COVID-19 cases and "how we got here"; strategies to support your well-being; and information on campus well-being resources.
This month we celebrate Black History. I recognize that the struggle to eliminate systematic barriers that contribute to and perpetuate racism in our society remains an ongoing, and frequently difficult, task. However, I also wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the many ways in which we are breaking down these barriers and to highlight some of amazing work of individual SPHHS faculty and staff.
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