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University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio

Associate Professor Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio and doctoral student Tai Spargo led the analysis of the effectiveness of the 1983 Orphan Drug Act finds that current incentives “are not sufficiently stimulating orphan drug development” by pharmaceutical companies, and patients with rare diseases and conditions still have unmet needs. Further, barriers to ethical and timely access remain.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson

Professor of Kinesiology Patty S. Freedson retired at the end of December 2016 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the past 35 years, including 9 years in which she served as chair of the department.

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Communication Disorders students connect with Parkinson's community

Pioneer Valley residents with Parkinson's Disease learn vocal training techniques from UMass Amherst Communication Disorders graduate students, instructed by Clinical Assistant Professor Lisa Sommers.