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University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson
January 19, 2017

Freedson earned a national reputation as a top researcher in the field of physical activity, its measurement, and its relationship to health. She dedicated her career to the university, her students, and the pursuit of knowledge.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
January 16, 2017

Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber was quoted in a recent Daily Hampshire Gazette article profiling one Smith College staff member's use of an office desk treadmill. “The bottom line is the more time you spend being sedentary, the higher your risk for a number of diseases,” she said.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor of Biostatistics Ken Kleinman
January 13, 2017

The award, which will fund the team’s Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute-based research study, is among $157 million in new NIH funding being provided in support of a seven-year initiative called Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO).

University of Massachusetts Amherst Nutrition faculty Nancy Cohen
January 3, 2017

She comments on what to eat before, during and after exercise.

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.