Following the university’s acquisition of the Mount Ida campus in Newton last year, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences has been leading the charge to develop innovative new programs and strategies to take advantage of the campus’ close proximity and easy access to Boston-based industries to expand career and professional development opportunities for our students.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Adults 55 years and older are needed for a hearing study of how aging affects speech understanding in noisy backgrounds.
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.
Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, recently received the 2019 New Hampshire Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (NHAND) Outstanding Dietetic Student Award for her work as a dietetic intern at Keene State College in New Hampshire.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Young Alumna Award from the Westover School, an independent high school for girls located in Middlebury, CT. Balzer received the award during Reunion Weekend on May 18.
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