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University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 11, 2017

The Molecular and Cardiovascular Physiology Lab at is looking at how heart disease risk changes during the menopausal transition and is seeking premenopausal women who are 40 years old or older.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Edward Calabrese
August 9, 2017

In a new paper, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Edward Calabrese continues his campaign to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the linear no threshold (LNT) single-hit model for risk assessment for exposure to ionizing radiation, and by extension, other chemicals and compounds.

Alumna Laura Sylvester
August 8, 2017

Alumna Laura Sylvester MPPA/MPH '16 is highlighted in an alumni profile piece appearing on the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences website. The profile recounts how Sylvester recently celebrated the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - a bill she helped create and shape as a graduate student - at a signing ceremony with Governor Baker and other at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on July 27. 

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky
August 8, 2017

The Republican recently interviewed Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Katie Becofsky about a new study she's leading in her Behavioral Medicine Lab.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 8, 2017

The Physical Activity and Health Lab seeks children and adolescents 1.5-17 years old to be a part of a research study to assess physical activity measurements using accelerometer technology. Participants will be asked to conduct their normal, every day activities while wearing two activity trackers and being recorded by a video camera to track their physical activity levels.

August 3, 2017

Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier is interviewed by The Republican in a feature story about his work developing air pollution sensors. He also talks about the differences between working in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. Peltier says air quality in the developing world can be hard to measure and the health effects are equally difficult to track. 

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 3, 2017

Researchers in the Muscle Biology Laboratory in the kinesiology department are seeking participants for a study aimed at quantifying thigh muscle and fat content in healthy older adults (65-80 years old) who are not exercising heavily.

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
August 1, 2017

The Behavioral Medicine Lab is recruiting dog owners over the age of 21 for a study assessing the effects of obedience training on the dog-owner bond and human-health outcomes.

July 26, 2017

Vandenberg notes that the studies look “at several really important issues in environmental health,” adding that "over the past several decades, exposures to environmental chemicals—and estrogens in particular—have continued to rise."

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
July 24, 2017

The Dean's Message appears in the July 2017 SPHHS e-newsletter.