In the Spotlight

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo recently received a five-year, $745,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study age-related hearing loss in people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner

Richard Pilsner, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a five-year, $2.7 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award to support his further research on fathers’ preconception exposure to phthalates and potential effects on reproductive health through methylation of sperm DNA. This award for work in humans complements his five-year, $2.3 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award received last year.

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Dean Marjorie Aelion discusses the growing impact made by researchers within the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. From community-based researchers working on suicide prevention efforts to environmental health scientists trying to mitigate air and water pollution, faculty in all disciplines in the SPHHS are working together toward the common goal of helping improve the physical and mental well being of our populations.