Public Health Sciences alumna Sally Cotter ’19 has been accepted into the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP), a competitive, two-year paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As a PHAP associate, Cotter is serving in San Antonio, Texas, in the Metropolitan Health District STD program, where she focuses on STD/HIV prevention, education and public health follow up.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host “The Public’s Love/Hate Relationship with Epidemiology: The Burden of Being Relevant,” a seminar presented by Brown University faculty member David A. Savitz from 2-4 p.m., January 22, in the Old Chapel Great Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a reception will follow.
Four undergraduates working in the labs of Environmental Health Sciences faculty members Alexander Suvorov and Alicia Timme-Laragy have received the Pfizer Award from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). The awards will support their registration, lodging, ground transportation, food and travel to the society’s annual meeting in March in Anaheim, California. Each of the 21 national winners will present their honors thesis research at the conference.
Public Health Sciences majors Ashley Rice and Alyssa Devlin spent a semester-long internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston during the spring 2019 semester - an experience which blossomed into a paid internship that continued over the summer.
Faculty and students from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences will be presenting their research findings over the course of the American Public Health Association’s 2019 annual meeting being held November 2-6 in Philadelphia, PA.
Soleen Ghahraman, a senior Public Health Sciences major, recently volunteered at the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry’s (ABMDR) annual Walk for Life held in Watertown, MA.
Public Health Sciences major Karianne A. Santiago-Ruiz moderated a panel on "Youth and Millenials" as part of the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans New England Diaspora Summit held recently at Holyoke Community College.
UMass Amherst students Arianna Kazemi, Connor Kennedy and Gabri Silverman, undergraduate winners of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Public Health Data Challenge, and their advisor, Associate Professor of Biostatistics Nicholas Reich, have published an article exploring the differences in the death, arrest and reoffending rates for opioid users in the USA.
The University requires Department Chairs to be evaluated every three years, and Professor Ford of the Environmental Health Sciences Department is currently undergoing evaluation. Student input is an important part of this review, and we encourage you to complete a short survey, linked here.
Public Health Sciences major Jasmine Inim was the student speaker at the annual Community Breakfast held on August 27 in the Campus Center Auditorium.
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