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SPHHS faculty members Sarah Goff and Nicholas Reich
July 22, 2021

SPHHS faculty members Sarah Goff and Nicholas Reich are among the researchers who reflect on "Lessons Learned from COVID-19" in a feature story appearing on the UMass Amherst website. The article explores the many different ways in which UMass Amherst faculty have stepped forward in the face of the pandemic.

Parker Sweet
July 22, 2021

Parker Sweet ’21, ’22MPH is being hailed as a COVID-19 hero in a feature story appearing on the UMass Amherst homepage. Sweet, who earned his bachelor's degree in public health sciences this spring and will be entering his "plus one" year this fall in the MPH program in health policy and management, is recognized for his work to keep the UMass Amherst community safe last year.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
July 20, 2021

Rachel Volberg, research professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received the 2021 Lifetime Research Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling. The group’s board of directors voted unanimously to confer the honor.

July 20, 2021

Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders are looking for individuals 18 to 40 years of age to participate in a Department of Defense study of hearing assessment. Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders are looking for individuals 18 to 40 years of age to participate in a Department of Defense study of hearing assessment.

Epidemiology doctoral student Madhuri Palnati
June 28, 2021

Epidemiology doctoral candidate Madhuri Palnati, with senior author and faculty advisor Lisa Chasan-Taber and others, assessed the impact of an intervention program aimed at reducing postpartum weight retention among Hispanic women with abnormal glucose tolerance during pregnancy. Their findings appear in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Lindiwe Sibeko
June 28, 2021

Associate Professor Lindiwe Sibeko has been named Chair of the Department of Nutrition effective September 1. She takes over from Elena Carbone, who will be stepping down to assume the position of Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Oversight for the Commonwealth Honors College.

Dean Anna Maria Siega-Riz
June 28, 2021

June is that time of year when we wrap up the academic year to begin planning for the next one. With that comes the exuberant celebration of our faculty who have been promoted and/or tenured.

University of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alicia Timme-Laragy
June 25, 2021

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy made a presentation on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Massachusetts PFAS Interagency Task Force at a public hearing held on June 15, 2021.

June 25, 2021

SPHHS researchers, including Nicholas Reich, Cassandra Spracklen, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and response to the pandemic; problem gambling; and genomic regions linked to diabetes.

Health Promotion and Policy graduate student Mira Weil
June 25, 2021

In an article appearing in the American Journal of Sexuality Education, doctoral student Mira Weil, senior author and faculty advisor Aline Gubrium, and alumna Aneliese Apala Flaherty ‘18MPH describe how they developed a new body-positive, queer and trans inclusive sexuality education curriculum for elementary school students called Liberatory Education Tools Teach, Affirm, Learn, Know (LETS! T.A.L.K.).

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