People

Peter W. Sienkiewicz
Peter W. Sienkiewicz, 77, of Northampton, a retired University police officer, died Feb. 6. Born in 1938 in New York City, he was a 1957 graduate of the former St. Michael's High School. He served in the Navy as a military police officer. He became a campus police officer in 1964 and retired...
Lila M. Gierasch
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) announced on March 3 that Lila M. Gierasch, Distinguished Professor in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry, has been named editor in chief of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), the society’s flagship...
Markos Katsoulakis
In a recent issue of Nature Chemistry, mathematics professor Markos Katsoulakis and colleagues at the University of Delaware introduced an improved approach to dealing with uncertainty in complex mathematical models that are used to predict the behavior of chemical reaction networks. Their...
Shayl Griffith
With the help of a fellowship from the Center for Research on Families (CRF), psychology doctoral student Shayl Griffith is analyzing the use of smart devices in the home, much the way researchers studied the use of television five decades ago. For her dissertation and $10,000 CRF Family Research...
Aline Gubrium
Aline Gubrium, associate professor of community health education, is first author on a new article titled “Bodies as evidence: Mapping new terrain for teen pregnancy and parenting” appearing in the February issue of Global Public Health. The result of Gubrium’s Ford Foundation-...
Gabriela Weaver
Gabriela Weaver, vice provost for faculty development, director of the UMass Amherst Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development and professor in the department of chemistry, has been appointed to a 14-member committee convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and...
Vincent Rotello
Distinguished Professor Vincent Rotello, chemistry, is one of two outstanding Cottrell Scholars recently named as 2016 recipients of the Resource Corporation for Science Advancement’s (RCSA) TREE Award for Transformational Research and Excellence in Education. It is intended to recognize and...
Morton Sternheim
Morton M. Sternheim, professor emeritus of physics, has received the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Award for Distinguished Service to Science Education. Sternheim is currently director of the UMass STEM Education Institute and of the Pioneer Valley STEM Pipeline Network. He will be...
Lorraine Cordeiro
The University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) recently named Lorraine Cordeiro, assistant professor of nutrition, one of four inaugural faculty scholars in the Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP). The primary goal of CRISP is to support...
Lotfi Bassa
Sandra Petersen, veterinary and animal sciences and director of the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP), reports that one of the program’s recent UMass Amherst graduates, Lotfi M. Bassa, has won the Professor Heldebert Wagern Award from the journal...

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