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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
May 16, 2019

Elizabeth Evans, assistant professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, was chosen as the 2019 recipient of the UMass Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research.

Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing
May 13, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking 30 volunteers age 8-14 to study the language, speech, voice, and auditory processing abilities of children with Autism and children who do not have Autism. 

May 13, 2019

Researchers in the department of communication disorders are seeking volunteers age 45-64 who have no motor or neurological conditions affecting balance and who learned English as their first language

May 13, 2019

Researchers in kinesiology are seeking volunteers for their studies on the biomechanical movement of women.

May 13, 2019

Researchers in the Muscle Physiology Lab are seeking younger and older volunteers for a study on how fat affects muscle strength.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Lecturer Tom St. Laurent
April 24, 2019

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Thomas St. Laurent, lecturer and undergraduate program director in the Department of Kinesiology, has been selected to receive the 2018-2019 SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award. The award, which is given annually by the School, recognizes excellence in online teaching.

UMass Amherst SPHHS Interim Dean Nancy Cohen
April 24, 2019

On Saturday, April 27, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host its 6th SPHHS Awards Celebration. This annual event allows us to recognize our undergraduate and graduate students for their outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community.

University of Massachusetts Department of Communication Disorders faculty Jill Hoover
April 23, 2019

The UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) is pleased to announce that Jill Hoover, Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders, is the winner of the 2018-19 College Outstanding Teacher Award. The award is sponsored by the UMass Amherst Provost’s Office and the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development, and given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments. Hoover will be recognized at Undergraduate Commencement and at the School’s Senior Recognition Ceremony.

April 23, 2019

Runner’s World published an article examining the importance of step cadence in meeting physical activity guidelines, and how runners can maximize the health benefits of their “non-running” steps.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology student Julianna Averill
April 16, 2019

Kinesiology researchers have received funding to compare the effects of tai chi and mindfulness meditation on both the physical balance and psychosocial well-being of people with multiple sclerosis (MS). In a pilot study with 30 participants who have mild to moderate MS symptoms, researchers at the Motor Control Lab of Richard van Emmerik, professor of kinesiology, will use a one-year, $54,972 pilot grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to measure the immediate and ongoing benefits of the two mind-body practices.

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