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Deniz Azarmanesh Awarded the Virginia A. Beal Graduate Scholarship

Deniz Azarmanesh, Nutrition Department doctoral candidate and NAL member, was awarded the Virginia A. Beal 2016 Graduate Scholarship. This award is given to Nutrition Department graduate students who exhibit high academic and professional achievement. Deniz won for her outstanding work on co-designing the UMass Diet, Exercise, Sleep Patterns, Mood and Academic Performance Study (DESMAS).  The main purpose of DESMAS is to follow and examine college freshmen through the end of their sophomore year in order to assess lifestyle habits.