The Behavioral Medicine Lab in the department of kinesiology is recruiting pet owners over the age of 21 for a new study investigating the health benefits of pet ownership.
On March 21-22, 2018, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences held its 3rd Annual Career Networking and Development Conference. The two-day event featured an alumni networking night, a career fair, and five different career panel sessions.
The Western MA Health Equity Network, led by the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is hosting “Transportation Access as a Social Justice Determinant of Health” on Friday, March 23rd, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Campus Center Room 168C. The event is the first in a planned series of information and action sessions designed to demystify the seemingly complex policy issues that greatly impact our community’s health —housing, transportation, and food.
Professor and Chair of Communication Disorders Karen Helfer is among the record eight UMass Amherst faculty members and administrators who have been chosen to attend the 2018-19 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) institutes, a leadership development program for women, according to John McCarthy, interim provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs.
Students in the Department of Communication Disorders will host a fundraiser at Hubie's Tavern in Turner Falls on March 22nd to benefit Parkinson’s Disease research. The restaurant will donate 20% of all food sales for the entire day to the department's Parkinson’s Unity Walk team.
The departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are co-hosting the 32nd annual New England Statistics Symposium in the UMass Amherst Campus Center on April 13-14. The symposium brings together statisticians from across New England to share research, discuss emerging issues in the field, and network with colleagues.
Results of a new study of factors that affect substance abuse and health among women military veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health services suggest that delivering health and social services to them could be improved if several factors are taken into account, such as their history of trauma, discrimination and post-military socio-economic stress, among others. Lead author Elizabeth Evans, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with colleagues at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and the University of California, Los Angeles, say their findings can help to improve interventions and services to reduce the women’s vulnerability to substance abuse and other health risks.
Assistant Professor of Community Health Education Elizabeth Evans recently held a guest spot on BYU Radio’s Top of Mind with host Julie Rose.
Nicholas Reich, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, recently announced the creation of a new “global forum for disease forecasting and surveillance research” available through the Open Access publisher Public Library of Science (PLOS).
India has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, and there is now “growing national and international concern” about the drug regulatory system there, which allows use of a drug treatment that has not been shown effective or safe, say researchers at UMass Amherst and the U.K.’s Newcastle University in a paper recently published in the British Medical Journal.