Achieving Health Equity: Upward Bound to Success
In summer 2020, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences launched its Summer Health Equity Fellowship program. The fellowships paired high school students enrolled in the Upward Bound program with SPHHS faculty mentors. The goal is to prioritize workforce development in achieving health equity through paid summer internships.
Public Health & Health Sciences Showcase: Answering the Call in a Time of Pandemic
During UMass Homecoming week, Dean Siega-Riz held a virtual forum featuring the SPHHS faculty, staff, and students who have been leading the coronavirus pandemic response efforts on campus, in the commonwealth, and across the nation. Hear from those who have been directly involved in efforts such as contact tracing, antibody testing, prediction modeling, and health promotion efforts to help track, mitigate, and reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Elder Companionship Project: Message for Residents
Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of comfort with the residents of nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.
Elder Companionship Project: Message for Staff
Students from across all majors and disciplines within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences share words of encouragement and appreciation for the staff caring for residents living in nursing and rehab facilities, assisted-living residents, and retirement communities.
Public Health Sciences Students Intern at Brigham and Women's Hospital
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.
Public Health Program in Cuba
The UMass Amherst Public Health Program in Cuba proved to be an enriching experience for 10 students this spring. The SPHHS plans to continue this unique semester abroad next year.
Securing food for families
This holiday season Public Health Peer Advisors & the UMass Nutrition Association led individual food drives to secure Thanksgiving meals for families around the Pioneer Valley. Together they managed to donate over 500 pounds of food to the Western Mass Food Bank in Hatfield, MA.
My summer at the CDC
Public Health Sciences senior Mahad Gudal recaps his summer internship experience at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA through Morehouse College's Project IMHOTEP.
Scientific solutions for big problems
Public Health major Sarah Kuruvilla examines scientific solutions for big problems.
Fostering conversations with communities
Public Health major Naomi Fedna fosters conversations with communities in Haiti.
Creating a dialogue for change
Public Health major Ryan Barry is creating a dialogue for change.