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December 7, 2017

The Department of Communication Disorders partnered with the College of Nursing for an interprofessional education (IPE) event held on Friday, December 1st, in the nursing simulation lab in Springfield Center. The clinical focus for the day was on Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

December 6, 2017

Alumna Paloma Suarez, who received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition in 2012 and her MPH degree in Community Health Education in 2015, was recently recognized for her work in breastfeeding and infant care, receiving a “40 Under Forty” award from the Berkshire Eagle. Every year the Berkshire Eagle recognizes 40 local individuals who have contributed to the quality of life and economic vibrancy of the Berkshires.

December 6, 2017

Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders seek individuals between 13-20 years of age both with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for a study examining speech, voice, and listening skills.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Leontine Alkema
December 5, 2017

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Leontine Alkema, with postdoctoral researcher Niamh Cahill and doctoral student Chuchu Wei in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, and others, released new estimates and projections of modern contraceptive prevalence (mCPR) and other family planning outcomes for the 69 poorest countries of the world.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
December 4, 2017

Community Health Education assistant professor Elizabeth Evans is co-author of a study that appears in the most recent issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. The journal article, titled “Cost-Effectiveness of Publicly Funded Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in California,” found that if California were to change its policies regarding access to opioid agonist treatments (OAT), the financial and societal benefit to the state could be significant.

December 1, 2017

Environmental Health Sciences graduate student Durga Kolla is on a mission to identify possible risk factors in exposure to synthetic hormones. In an interview appearing on The Center for Research on Families website, she explains her work examining the effects of exposure to environmental chemicals with estrogenic activity in relation to the development of the mammary gland in mice.

December 1, 2017

The Center for Research on Families at UMass Amherst recently profiled Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and 2017-18 Family Research Scholar Krystal Pollitt for its website. Pollitt spoke about her extensive research on the health impacts air pollution has on humans.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Jin Kim-Mozeleski
November 30, 2017

Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Jin Kim-Mozeleski recently received a five-year, $839,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse to develop an outreach program to help people with food insecurity to quit smoking. Her project follows up on research that observed a link between smoking and the difficulty in having access to enough healthy and preferred food to lead an active and healthy life.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology alum Efosa Guobadia
November 27, 2017

Kinesiology alumnus Efosa Guobadia '07 recently spoke about his experiences as a student at UMass Amherst and how he created Global PT Day of Service to inspire the physical therapy community to do good around the world in a video produced by the UMass Profile Series.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
November 21, 2017

As many of us take time with friends and family during this Thanksgiving holiday, it is an opportunity to reflect on how fortunate we are compared to so many others around us and across the globe. I am thankful to be in the field of public health and know our students and faculty care about improving conditions of their communities and the lives of others.

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