Welcome to the brink of spring. I had the pleasure of experiencing summer last week in Cuba as part of the Institute of International Education delegation that attended the Congreso Universidad Cuban International Education Conference in Havana.
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.
Marjorie Aelion, Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Stacy Lutsch and Cristina Sosa from International Programs are part of an Institute of International Education (IIE) delegation that attended the Congreso Universidad Cuban International Education Conference in Havana from Feb. 11-17.
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.
Kinesiology alumnus Justin Killeen ’11, and owner of 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition in Hadley was recently profiled in an article by the UMass Alumni Association. The piece focuses on Killeen’s ability to create balance and positive change in people’s lives by concentrating on their diet and exercise routines.
Daniel Gerber, senior lecturer in Community Health Education and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has been selected by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health as the recipient of the 2018 Riegelman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Public Health Education.
Tim Ford, Chair of Environmental Health Sciences and Director of the Institute for Global Health (IGH), supported by a $285,000 grant from the PAHO Foundation, is leading a project to help improve surveillance and response to cholera in Haiti.
The UMass Amherst Institute for Global Health and the Department of Environmental Health Sciences will host a talk by Dr. John D. Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The talk, titled “Climate Change Requires Radical Collaborations,” will be held in the Integrated Sciences Building Room 221 on Monday, February 5 at 2:30 pm.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes two new full-time tenure track faculty members for the 2018 spring semester. Raphael Arku and Jennifer Mack join the faculty as assistant professors.
Four School of Public Health and Health Sciences doctoral students have received financial support from the UMass Amherst Graduate School in the form of $500 and $1000 Graduate School Dissertation Research and Pre-Dissertation grants.
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