Students in the Department of Communication Disorders will host a fundraiser at Hubie's Tavern in Turner Falls on March 22nd to benefit Parkinson’s Disease research. The restaurant will donate 20% of all food sales for the entire day to the department's Parkinson’s Unity Walk team.
The departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium in the UMass Amherst Campus Center on April 13-14. The symposium brings together statisticians from across New England to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues.
Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans recently held a guest spot on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind with host Julie Rose.
Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, recently announced the creation of a new “global forum for disease forecasting and surveillance research” available through the Open Access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).
India has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, and there is now “growing national and international concern” about the drug regulatory system there, which allows use of a drug treatment that has not been shown effective or safe, say researchers at UMass Amherst and the U.K.’s Newcastle University in a paper recently published in the British Medical Journal.
“Sarah was the first public health minded doctor I met when I joined the School of Public Health and Health Sciences,” says Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Daniel Gerber. “Her dedication as a medical doctor to solving the health problems for New England residents using a public health approach was truly special. She will be missed.”
Researchers in the Department of Communication Disorders seek English-speaking children to participate in research studies on language development through the Sounds2Syntax Laboratory, directed by Assistant Professor Jill Hoover.
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.
Professor Emeritus Joseph Hamill and postdoctoral research associate Gillian Weir of the Kinesiology Department recently published an article about the importance of reconsidering how researchers assess the effect of running shoes on the risk for running-related injuries. The article, titled “Running shoes and injury risk: Rethinking the importance of cushioning and pronation,” appeared in Lower Extremity Review Magazine.
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