The School of Public Health and Health Sciences hosted the next event in its Dean's Symposia Series, “Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform,” on Wednesday, September 27, from 4:00-6:00 pm in Campus Center Room 904. The event examined the public health impacts of mass incarceration with a focus on women. Andrea James, the founder and executive director of Families for Justice as Healing, provided the keynote address.
Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson has received a five-year, $4.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to build upon and advance her research group’s earlier work to identify and validate hormonal markers to better predict the risk of invasive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Results of a new study led by recent graduate alumna Maegan Boutot and Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson suggest that long-term, high intake of vegetable protein from such foods as whole grains, soy and tofu, may protect women from early menopause and could prolong reproductive function.
The SPHHS will present awards for Significant Contributions and Distinguished Young Alumni during its 2017 SPHHS Fall Celebration being held on Saturday, September 23rd.
Researchers from the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study and the Massachusetts Gambling Impact Cohort (MAGIC) study led by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences updated progress to date on a number of studies in their annual meeting at the Campus Center.
The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.
She comments about a new report from the UMass Donahue Institute on the gaming industry and hiring at the Plainridge Park Casino.
Doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe and her advisor Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson found that high intake of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be modestly associated with lower risk of early menopause.
Volberg spoke about the lack of knowledge on the topic among researchers.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) epidemiologist Danelle Lobdell will keynote the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) Dean's Symposium on “Healthy Communities: Health Equity and Environmental Justice.” The event will be held Tuesday, April 25, from 1:00 - 3:30 pm in the Campus Center’s Amherst Room (10th Floor).