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April 12, 2017

The International Dose-Response Society has announced a free conference LIVESTREAM will be available for its 16th annual conference being held April 18-19.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Kinesiology student Julianna Averill
April 12, 2017

Kinesiology doctoral student Julianna Averill will examine effects of Tai Chi on physical and psychological balance for people with MS.

April 10, 2017

SPHHS Dean's Advisory Board member Robert Littleton, Jr., '71 is one of six alumni being presented with the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards by the UMass Amherst Alumni Association at a ceremony being held at noon on Monday, April 24 in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Jing Qian
April 7, 2017

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Jing Qian, has received a two-year, $448,800 exploratory grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate, with collaborators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University, new statistical methods for use in regression analysis to explore risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology
April 6, 2017

The profile piece appears in the Spring 2017 issue of UMass Magazine, and features interviews with Professor Emerita Patty Freedson, PhD candidate Albert Mendoza, Assistant Professor Katie Becofsky, and Department Chair and Professor Catrine Tudor-Locke.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Kinesiology Richard Van Emmerik
April 5, 2017

Van Emmerik is one of three UMass Amherst faculty named as a 2017-2018 Conti Fellow by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
April 5, 2017

The poster winners are Alexandra Olmsted (1st place), Aurora Foster (2nd place), and Sridurgadevi Kolla (3rd place). Lindsey Russo was named the Delta Omega abstract winner.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Environmental Health Sciences postdoctoral research associate Pallavi Pant
April 4, 2017

Pallavi Pant, a postdoctoral researcher in Environmental Health Sciences, recently spoke with The Times of India about research she co-authored comparing pollution exposures for various modes of transportation in Delhi, India. Pant, who works with Associate Professor Richard Peltier in his lab, was the lead author on a journal article that found travelers in rickshaws were exposed to the most pollutants.

UMass Amherst Nutrition doctoral student Bi-Sek Hsiao
April 4, 2017

In a commentary published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Hsiao urged residents in the towns of Cummington and Plainfield, MA, to ratify town resolutions to become pollinator-friendly communities.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
April 1, 2017

Ten SPHHS students representing all 4 undergraduate majors received Alumni Association Awards this spring. Awards were distributed based on outstanding academic achievements, leadership, and community service.