Announcing the 2022 Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners!

2022 Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners! (picture)

Congratulations to our 2022 Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners!
Top left to right: Colin Johnston, Leo Massoc Do Nascimento, John Hendriksen, Mary Gjoni
Bottom left to right: Victoria Anderson, Mary Hamilton, Annie Chen, Michelle Chen

Manasvini Singh Contributes Research to Freakonomics, M.D. Episode

A recent episode of the podcase Freakonomics, M.D. cited research from Manasvini Singh, assistant professor of health economics. The episode, "When is a 'High Risk' Pregnancy a Good Thing?" explores how those giving birth after the age of 35 receive substantially more precautionary monitoring than their younger counterparts, and whether or not this extra care is a good thing. 

David Keiser Nominated to EPA Review Panel for PFAS

In a move to regulate a series of chemicals linked to harmful health effects in humans and animals, the Environmental Protection Agency has created a PFAS Review Panel. Recently named to the EPA Science Advisory Board, David Keiser has also been nominated to be part of the new review panel to help study these chemicals and provide recommendations on regulations. Visit the EPA website to learn more about their actions on PFAS.

David Keiser Named to EPA Science Advisory Board

David Keiser, resource economics

David Keiser, resource economics, is one of two UMass Amherst faculty named to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB). He is joined by Marjorie Aelion, environmental health sciences and associate vice chancellor for research and engagement.

Keiser and Aelion are among the 47 experts with a cross-section of scientific disciplines and experience selected to the SAB, as announced by EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan on August 2.

 

Colby Gray Named ADVANCE Faculty Fellow

 End of College Cope – SBS Pathways | University of  Massachusetts Amherst SBSColby Gray was among those chosen as a 2021-2022 ADVANCE Faculty Fellow. ADVANCE focuses on cultivating faculty equity, inclusion, and success by providing resources, recognition, and relationship buliding that are critical to quitable and successful collaboration in the 21st century academy. ADVANCE Faculty Fellows provide recommendations and feedback to the ADVANCE leadership team about programming, liase with their departments to promote ADVANCE, and inform ADVANCE about equity and inclusion initiatives at the department level. One faculty member per department or academic unit is chosen to serve as the ADVANCE faculty fellow each year. 

New Study by Manasvini Singh Explores Decision-Making in the Delivery Room

Clinical decisions made in the delivery setting as to whether to employ vaginal delivery or cesarean section are often made under high pressure, and with great uncertainty, and have serious consequences for mother and baby. Now, a new study of electronic health records spanning 86,000 deliveries suggests that if their prior patient had complications in one delivery mode, a physician will be more likely to switch to the other – and likely inappropriate – delivery mode for the subsequent patient, regardless of whether it is warranted for that patient’s indications.

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