Leontine Alkema recently was awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to explore and analyze family planning indicators such as contraceptive use in 69 countries. The main goal is to develop new methods and tools any country can use to monitor and advance national reproductive health.
The SPHHS ceremony recognized its undergraduate Class of 2017.
“I could not believe I got selected for this award knowing how competitive it is,” says Hossain.
She comments about a new report from the UMass Donahue Institute on the gaming industry and hiring at the Plainridge Park Casino.
Doctoral candidate Alexandra Purdue-Smithe and her advisor Professor Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson found that high intake of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be modestly associated with lower risk of early menopause.
She was cited for her contributions to teaching in an online classroom environment.
Researchers will measure walking steps during treadmill exercise and during activities performed in daily life.
The team's goal was $3,000 which they exceeded by raising $3,316, increasing its fundraising by more than a third over last year's final tally.
The award is given annually to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments.
The honor salutes Massachusetts public campus graduates for their civic and academic achievements.