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September 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Raphael Arku was one of nine UMass Amherst faculty members awarded Sustainability Curriculum Fellowship (SCF) by the UMass Amherst Chancellor's Office. 

University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Elena Carbone
September 20, 2018

Elena Carbone, Associate Professor of Nutrition, has assumed the position of Chair of the Department. Prior to her appointment, she served as the department’s Graduate Program Director from 2007-2018.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer
September 20, 2018

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Laura Balzer, with Jennifer Ahern of the University of California, Berkeley, will lead a workshop titled “Estimation and interpretation: introduction to parametric and semi-parametric estimators for causal inference” on Friday, September 28, in Boston as part of the Society for Epidemiological Research’s SERtalks series.

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo
September 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders Sara Mamo recently received a five-year, $745,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study age-related hearing loss in people with mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

September 18, 2018

Environmental Health Sciences’ Laura Vandenberg recently appeared on NPR’s nationally syndicated program “All Things Considered” to dispute new research claiming the plastic additive BPA isn’t a health threat.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson
September 18, 2018

A new study directed by Professor of Epidemiology Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson finds there is no association between physical activity at any age and early natural menopause.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology Professor and Chair Catrine Tudor-Locke
September 18, 2018

Professor of Kinesiology and Associate Dean for Research Catrine Tudor-Locke comments in a story appearing in The Guardian on why setting a daily goal of 10,000 steps could be a result of bad science.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans
September 17, 2018

A recent major shift in practice by the Veterans Health Administration (VA) now means that complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies such as meditation, yoga and acupuncture are increasingly being offered to VA patients as non-drug approaches for pain management and related conditions, says Elizabeth Evans, an Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
September 14, 2018

Richard Pilsner, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, has received a five-year, $2.7 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award to support his further research on fathers’ preconception exposure to phthalates and potential effects on reproductive health through methylation of sperm DNA. This award for work in humans complements his five-year, $2.3 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences award received last year.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
September 12, 2018

Lisa Chasan-Taber, chair of biostatistics and epidemiology, has received a two-year, $431,000 grant from NIH’s National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to update, validate and refine the widely used Pregnancy Physical Activity Questionnaire.

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