News

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

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

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
January 27, 2017

The secretary-treasurer is one of two elected position of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and serves on the ASPPH executive board and the board of directors. ASPPH’s mission is to transform public health by strengthening and promoting the education, research, service, and practice activities of CEPH-accredited schools and programs.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
January 25, 2017

The Department of Kinesiology has released the full schedule for its weekly Spring 2017 Graduate Seminar Series. The weekly seminar typically meets on Mondays from 1:25-2:15 pm in Totman 153 throughout the semester, and features a variety of experts in the field of kinesiology locally and beyond.

University of Massachusetts Nutrition faculty Elena Carbone
January 23, 2017

She will collaborate with colleagues in Ghana, Australia, England and the U.S. to conduct maternal health literacy research through a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Kinesiology Richard Van Emmerik
January 23, 2017

He hopes to help the million people worldwide affected by Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with a two-year, $833,887, grant from the Department of Defense.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Edward Calabrese
January 20, 2017

Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and a critic of the current linear no-threshold (LNT) approach to risk assessment for radiation and toxic chemicals, argues in a new publication that the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) made an error in adopting the LNT because the research findings on which they relied contained a fundamental error, unknown to them and only discovered decades later.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson
January 19, 2017

Freedson earned a national reputation as a top researcher in the field of physical activity, its measurement, and its relationship to health. She dedicated her career to the university, her students, and the pursuit of knowledge.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
January 19, 2017

Researchers led by Epidemiology's Rachel Volberg are reporting that lottery sales have not decreased statewide, nor near the Plainridge Park Casino, during the first year after it opened in June 2015.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
January 16, 2017

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber was quoted in a recent Daily Hampshire Gazette article profiling one Smith College staff member's use of an office desk treadmill. “The bottom line is the more time you spend being sedentary, the higher your risk for a number of diseases,” she said.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor of Biostatistics Ken Kleinman
January 13, 2017

The award, which will fund the team’s Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute-based research study, is among $157 million in new NIH funding being provided in support of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).