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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.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Susan Hankinson
December 1, 2016

The ranking came about through a survey done by the firm of researchers whose publications are among the most influential in their fields.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich
December 1, 2016

Biostatistician Nicholas Reich, one of the leading researchers in the nation developing prediction models for infectious diseases such as influenza and dengue fever, recently received grants totaling more than $2 million to create better prediction methods for infectious disease worldwide.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Richard Pilsner
November 21, 2016

The team received a $375,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate links to health effects in offspring born from mice exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology faculty Patty Freedson
November 18, 2016

Freedson got her letter jacket retroactively. She obtained her letter at a time when the University did not award jackets to female athletes.

November 17, 2016

The undergraduate Public Health Club worked in collaboration with Amherst-based Opportunities for Communities, Inc. All proceeds benefited indentured servants and “restavek” children of Haiti.

University of Massachusetts Kinesiology major Gregory Petrucci '17
November 17, 2016

The Rising Researcher program celebrates undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity.

University of Massachusetts Public Health Sciences major Shannon Flynn
November 15, 2016

Flynn is the co-president of the UMass chapter of the Food Recovery Network, which works to get leftover food from the dining halls to homeless shelters.