The research team headed by Jane Kent, Professor of Kinesiology, and Frank Sup, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, will use the new ergometer, a device that measures muscle power, to investigate the energetic mechanisms for changes in muscle function in old age and chronic disease, which can yield insights into mobility impairments with age.
The event, scheduled for March 25 at 11:00 am in the Cape Cod Lounge, will celebrate the inspirational lives of UMass Stroke Support Group members through a dance and music showcase titled Shine a Light.
The $92,610 grant will fund a yearlong project that aims to increase awareness of new toxicology techniques in Russia.
The dean's message appears in the February 2017 SPHHS e-newsletter.
She says the reported contaminants are "a cause for concern because the chemicals can build up in the human body."
Associate Professor of Epidemiology Susan Sturgeon and breast cancer researcher Kathleen Arcaro, veterinary and animal sciences, will team up on a one-year pilot study of bisphenol A (BPA), phthalate and related compound levels and effects on breast density around the time when a woman is breast-feeding her first child. The study is funded by a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Associate Professor Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio and doctoral student Tai Spargo led the analysis of the effectiveness of the 1983 Orphan Drug Act finds that current incentives “are not sufficiently stimulating orphan drug development” by pharmaceutical companies, and patients with rare diseases and conditions still have unmet needs. Further, barriers to ethical and timely access remain.
She was asked to weigh in on "the possible effects of the new presidential administration’s policies as well as to provide advice on building good personal health."
Curran wrote the paper for her honors thesis project while an undergraduate public health student at UMass Amherst. Faculty advisor Lisa Wexler is co-author of the publication.
“I was very excited when I learned I had received the award, but when Claire Norton contacted me and explained how prestigious the award is I was in pure shock,” she says.