News

June 21, 2018

The university's Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development has named Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg a 2018-19 Teaching for Inclusiveness, Diversity and Equity (TIDE) Ambassador.

June 20, 2018

UMass Magazine profiles research being conducted by Environmental Health Sciences faculty member Richard Pilsner in its Spring 2018 issue.

June 8, 2018

Recent Environmental Health Sciences graduate Durga Kolla MS ’18 and Public Health Sciences alumna Niamh Mulrooney '17 have received Fulbright awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. They will study in Denmark and Swaziland, respectively.

June 8, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier recently authored a piece in The Conversation examining the causes of air pollution and its adverse impact on human health.

May 24, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host a special Boston Alumni Night on Monday, June 25, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at The University of Massachusetts Club.

May 22, 2018

A group of more than two dozen undergraduate and graduate students attended this year’s SPHHS Awards Celebration, where they were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. The SPHHS Awards Celebration was held in the Old Chapel on April 28, 2018.

April 4, 2018

The SPHHS is pleased to announce the 2018 SPHHS Research Day award winners: Aastha Pokharel (1st place), Stephanie Hung (2nd place), Carl Jewell (3rd place), and Joshua Freeman and CHristine Langton (Honorable Mentions). Haydee Jacobs was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Environmental Health Sciences faculty Alexander Suvorov
March 30, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences assistant professor Alexander Suvorov recently held a guest spot on UMass Radio’s Lab Talk with Laura where he spoke about how an important discovery on Easter Island relates to our bodies’ long term response to flame retardants.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
February 22, 2018

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences J. Richard Pilsner is among the researchers featured in an article on the burgeoning field of sperm epigenetics appearing in the February 2018 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives. The focus article explores current research trends on paternal environmental exposures and how they might affect the health of his unborn children.

February 7, 2018

In a recent study, environmental scientists led by Laura Vandenberg at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences report that they observed changes in mammary gland development of female mice exposed during early development to the chemicals used in unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extraction – including fracking – at levels environmentally relevant to humans.

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