Rob Marcotte, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, received the “Best Student Oral Presentation” award at the 2019 International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM), held June 26-28, 2019 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Luis A. Valdez, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, a two-year, $101,090 Administrative Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research award. The grant will fund a project titled “MOCHA Latino: An Investigation of Stress and Chronic Disease Prevention in Low-Income Latino Men,” an extension of an ongoing five-year, community-based participatory research (CBPR) project led by Professor Emeritus David Buchanan with Springfield’s Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA) group.
A new study appearing in JAMA Network Open led by Health Policy and Management doctoral student Vishal Shetty and assistant professor David Chin finds that ACOs need a balance of primary care and specialist providers to optimize reductions in health care spending.
When students graduate from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at UMass Amherst they often do so with dreams of working at top medical centers and research facilities around the globe. For Nutrition alumna Ashley Kratovil ‘17, that dream came true.
Nutrition major Irene Gao recently served as panelist in a Special Topic Workshop on Student Mental Health during the 2019 Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) annual meeting held in Dublin, Ireland this past May.
Public Health Sciences major Karianne Santiago Ruiz has been selected as a 2019-20 This is Public Health (TIPH) ambassador by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH).
Continuing and Professional Programs in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences is offering a new course, Public Health 370A: Public Health Practice Through the Ages, during CPE Summer Session Two. The 3-credit course, offered online July 8 through August 16, is open for registration.
The UMass Amherst Public Health Program in Cuba is featured in a spotlight article and video appearing on the university's homepage. Titled "Their Hearts Are in Havana," the story details the experiences of the 10 public health sciences students and 4 SPHHS faculty who participated in the unique program.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology Katherine Boyer has been elected to the Executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB). She will begin her two-year term at the ISB's 27th Congress being held in Calgary, Canada from July 31-August 4, 2019.
Adults 55 years and older are needed for a hearing study of how aging affects speech understanding in noisy backgrounds.
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