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September 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Raphael Arku was one of nine UMass Amherst faculty members awarded Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) by the UMass Amherst Chancellor's Office. 

September 18, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “All Things Considered” to dispute new research claiming the plastic additive BPA isn’t a health threat.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
September 14, 2018

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.

August 13, 2018

In recent article appearing in The Guardian and the San Jose Mercury News, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier says smoke from the large wildfires in the western U.S. can have adverse effects on health, even hundreds of miles away from the fire

July 26, 2018

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg was recently quoted in the New York Times and WRAL about a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics that is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy, and eat more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food.

July 24, 2018

UMass Magazine highlights the global impact the Department of Environmental Health Sciences is making through its field work in a feature article titled "Interwoven."

July 23, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg comments in a recent Huffington Post article on the potential impact of a six-year study of bisphenol A or BPA on human health.

July 16, 2018

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is featured in a new video produced by the UMass Amherst Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment as part of its “Research that Matters” series.

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.

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