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.
Alumna Carrie Forrest, who received her MPH in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014, is the author of a new cookbook that combines healthy eating with the ease of Instant Pot® cooking.
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of delivering the SPHHS Senior Recognition Ceremony address to our graduating class of 2019. This event, held for the first time in the Mullins Center, was a wonderful celebration of our more than 600 graduating seniors and their accomplishments as majors in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.
Four students working in the lab of Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Alicia Timme-Laragy claimed top prizes at the Society of Toxicology’s annual meeting held in Baltimore, MD, this past spring.
Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson, Professor of Epidemiology and Interim Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy, was selected for the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award by the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). The highly competitive award, given on the UMass Amherst campus for over 30 years, honors exemplary teaching at the highest institutional level.
In a story examining the high vaccine exemption rates in western Massachusetts’ Hampshire County schools, the Daily Hampshire Gazette quotes Community Health Education’s Gloria DiFulvio on the safety and validity of vaccinations.
Professor emeritus of Kinesiology Joseph Hamill was recently interviewed by Gear Patrol for an article about running shoes.
The Associated Press cited a research project led by Communication Disorders’ Kelly Richardson in an article about the benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease experience from vocal exercise.
Digital storytelling (DST) has becoming increasingly common as a tool for applied health interventions, with particular relevance for community-engaged research with marginalized populations. With its emphasis on community engagement, shared decision making and planning, and collaborative approach to identifying solutions to address health inequities, health promotion practitioners have found it to be an increasingly valuable and reliable tool.