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University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition student TeCora Ballom
January 1, 2017

Ballom, who was also promoted to Rear Admiral, expects to earn her MPH in Nutrition degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2017.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
December 22, 2016

She and her team found subtle but striking behavior changes in nesting mothers exposed during pregnancy and lactation and in their daughters exposed in utero.

University of Massachusetts Communication Disorders faculty Kelly Richardson and Lisa Sommers attended the World Parkinson's Congress in Portland, OR
December 22, 2016

They presented a poster with findings from a study examining the effect singing in a choir had on the speech & voices of Parkinson’s patients.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition alumnus Kumara Sidhartha
December 21, 2016

He received this honor in recognition of his public health efforts in cancer prevention.

University of Massachusetts Community Health Education faculty Lisa Wexler
December 13, 2016

Wexler’s primary focus was a community arts project titled “This is What I Wish You Knew.” The project aims to tell stories from 50 participants about their experience living in Halifax and being Indigenous people. Each contributor designed their own clay tile, which were assembled into a larger mural.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition faculty Nancy Cohen
December 12, 2016

Nutrition Professor Nancy Cohen is the lead author on a study about food safety on television cooking that is getting coverage from several press outlets.

University of Massachusetts Alum Leslie Chambers
December 10, 2016

The American Parkinson Disease Association President and CEO discusses her experiences as both an undergraduate and graduate student in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and how today she’s bringing together experts from multiple disciplines to fight one of the world’s most complex neurological diseases.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
December 8, 2016

His study is one of the first to investigate whether preconception exposures to phthalates in fathers has an effect on embryo quality, which can affect a couple's success in conceiving.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Laura Vandenberg
December 3, 2016

She discusses which cookware materials are safe. Vandenberg says many types of non-stick cookware contain a chemical component PFOA, something that can take centuries to break down and can cause cancer.

December 1, 2016

Peltier says the market for these DIY air pollution sensors is growing but it’s not always clear what they are measuring or if they are being properly used.