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University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
December 12, 2018

New research by Xuehong Zhang of Harvard Medical School, with UMass Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson and others, incorporates biomarker risk factors into established breast cancer risk prediction models to see if their joint contribution could increase the models’ accuracy. Their initial findings are promising, significantly improving predictive outcomes for invasive breast cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women not using hormone therapy (HT).

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
December 3, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson is among five UMass scientists profiled in the latest issue of UMass Magazine for a feature article titled "Target: Breast Cancer." The story examines researchers who are investigating the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it.

November 26, 2018

Epidemiology students now have a place online to build connections, network with peers and showcase their work thanks to the new social media group titled ‘OUT-BREAKERS, UMass Epidemiology Student Group’ on Facebook.

November 19, 2018

Sara “Sally” Bachman, an epidemiology alumna who received her MS degree from the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences in 1980, has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
November 14, 2018

Epidemiology’s Rachel Volberg recently explained why people are attracted to playing lottery games like Mega Millions to the Boston Herald.

October 24, 2018

The Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology is seeking applicants for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
October 17, 2018

A study done by researchers at UMass Amherst finds that there has been a slight improvement in the real estate market surrounding the Plainridge Park Casino in southeastern Massachusetts since it opened in 2015.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
September 21, 2018

Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, assuming the role previously held by Professor Susan Hankinson.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
September 21, 2018

Professor of Epidemiology Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy. She began a one-year term on September 1st following the retirement of David Buchanan.

September 21, 2018

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes eight new full-time tenure-track faculty members into its ranks this academic year. New faculty hires for Fall 2018 include Chi Hyun Lee, Andrew Lover, and Youssef Oulhote in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology; Megan Gross in the Department of Communication Disorders; Airin D. Martinez, Luis Valdez, and John Zeber  in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy; and Gwenael Layec in the Department of Kinesiology.

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