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February 16, 2017

Associate Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time when a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology alumnus Shawn Talbott
February 14, 2017

The kinesiology graduate, who currently works as a nutritional biochemist and runs a boutique product development company, creating products for food and dietary companies, as well as for his personal business, is interviewed about ways to reduce chronic stress.

February 14, 2017

Associate Professor Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio and doctoral student Tai Spargo led the analysis of the effectiveness of the 1983 Orphan Drug Act finds that current incentives “are not sufficiently stimulating orphan drug development” by pharmaceutical companies, and patients with rare diseases and conditions still have unmet needs. Further, barriers to ethical and timely access remain.

University of Massachusetts Health Policy and Management faculty Kimberley Geissler
February 13, 2017

She was asked to weigh in on "the possible effects of the new presidential administration’s policies as well as to provide advice on building good personal health."

University of Massachusetts Amherst Community Health Education student Tess Curran
February 13, 2017

Curran wrote the paper for her honors thesis project while an undergraduate public health student at UMass Amherst. Faculty advisor Lisa Wexler is co-author of the publication.

University of Massachusetts Nutrition major Melanie Wilk
February 7, 2017

“I was very excited when I learned I had received the award, but when Claire Norton contacted me and explained how prestigious the award is I was in pure shock,” she says.

February 6, 2017

Pioneer Valley residents with Parkinson’s disease learn vocal training techniques from UMass Amherst communication disorders graduate students, instructed by clinical assistant professor Lisa Sommers.

International Dose-Response Society Conference
February 3, 2017

The International Dose-Response Society has opened registration and announced a call for posters for its 16th annual conference, which will be held this year on April 18-19, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Center, with the theme “Preconditioning in Biology and Medicine: Mechanisms and Translational Research.”

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
February 2, 2017

The article examines health concerns related to new fast-food packaging materials.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is home to the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) Study
February 2, 2017

They say that financial problems were the most commonly reported negative impact of gambling, experienced by 3.8 percent of gamblers and roughly 51.1 percent of problem gamblers.

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