Nine students from the School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently won UMass Amherst Alumni Association scholarship awards for 2020. The awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.
The Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter inducted its 2020 cohort of new members into its ranks this past spring semester.
Gloria DiFulvio (Health Promotion and Policy) and Nathaniel Whitmal (Communication Disorders) are among the 12 UMass Amherst faculty selected by the Center for Teaching & Learning (CLT) as recipients of the 2020-21 TIDE Ambassadors (Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity) faculty fellowship award.
Public Health alumnus Dr. Charles Pozner '84, an emergency physician and executive director of the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is the co-author of an opinion article published in the Washington Post.
From all disciplines across the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, along with nursing and natural sciences, among other schools and departments, a contingent of students, led by faculty and staff, is finding ways to serve their community during the pandemic.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences and its departments and programs hosted a series of virtual celebration events in recognition of its graduating class of 2020.
Health Promotion and Policy doctoral student Anna Mullany recently hosted a series of radio programs addressing the impact of COVID-19 on undergraduate public health students that aired in April on Indigo Radio. Mullany is the host of a weekly show on Brattleboro Community Radio WVEW-LP 107.7 FM.
Public Health Sciences alumnus Dr. Akshay Kapoor '14 is featured in an ABC News story examining his whirlwind transition from med school graduation to treating COVID-19 patients.
In the recently-released College Factual 2020 national rankings, the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Public Health Sciences degree program ranked #9 out of 101 schools nationwide. This places the program in the Top 10% of all Public Health programs in the United States. UMass Amherst has achieved this ranking 2 years in a row.
Many UMass students were disappointed to have their study abroad experiences cut short this semester, after the spread of Covid-19 required students to return home in March. Sixteen Public Health students participating in the UMass Study Abroad program in Havana, Cuba found their twelve-week program cut in half. But this did not stop the students from making generous and kind gestures as they departed.
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