Recent News

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Jan 22 2014
Public Health Practice alumna Marie Meckel, MPH '12, was selected to serve as a clinical mentor in South Africa by American International Health Alliance's Volunteer Healthcare Corps.
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Jan 22 2014
When U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren visited the UMass Amherst campus, SPHHS representatives were among those she met.
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Jan 17 2014
Students in PUBHLTH490PI: The DNA Experience, a class at UMass Amherst, isolated DNA from foods they typically eat, and found inconsistencies in items labeled as being free of genetically-modified organisms (GMO).
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Jan 06 2014
Launching a natural research experiment in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientist Rick Peltier hopes to demonstrate for the first time in a real-world setting that air pollution can and should be regulated based on toxicology variables rather than simply on the volume of particles in the air.
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Jan 01 2014
Rachel Volberg recently appeared on an episode of Amherst Media television program Difficult Dialogues, focused on Volberg's research on problem gambling and casino development.
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Dec 17 2013
Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is quoted in an editorial that calls on President Obama to pursue his goal of fighting income inequality by opposing lotteries.
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Dec 12 2013
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg, an endocrine disruptor researcher and BPA expert, will discuss the chemical Bisphenol-A used in plastics during an online Google+ Hangout discussion on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
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Dec 10 2013
Rachel Volberg recently testified before a hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee.
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Dec 10 2013
Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber led off the 2013-14 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on Monday, Dec. 9 with a talk titled “It’s Never too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy.”
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Dec 02 2013
The SPHHS is accepting applications for doctoral fellowships in the Health Policy and Management Ph.D. program.
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Nov 27 2013
The SEIGMA research team announced the recent launch of their website at a November 7 meeting of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in Boston.
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Nov 22 2013
Public Health graduate student Luise Weber and alumna Marcella Felde, ’13, recently attended a regional Youth Leaders program retreat in Kotzebue, Alaska.
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Nov 21 2013
He recently received a $22,800 fellowship to participate in the Kaiser Permanente Burch Minority Leadership Development Program.
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Nov 08 2013
The Division is searching for a tenure-track Assistant Professor and Honors Faculty.
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Nov 06 2013
The ICB3 awarded two top prizes and five honorable mentions.
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Nov 05 2013
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently recognized SPHHS faculty for their ground-breaking survey of public health needs in western MA.
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Oct 31 2013
The Division is searching for an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics.
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Oct 29 2013
Gloria DiFulvio, Senior Lecturer of Community Health Education, recently lead a group of UMass students on a trip to the Massachusetts State House.
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Oct 25 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences has welcomed 11 new full-time tenure and non-tenure track faculty members into its ranks this academic year.
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Oct 25 2013
The candidate in the M.S. in Biostatistics program will be a panelist at the Field of Dreams Conference.

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