Recent News

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Feb 20 2014
Kathleen Szegda was recently the lead author and the project director on the report.
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Feb 18 2014
Rachel Volberg, Research Associate Professor in Epidemiology, will participate in a discussion of gambling hosted by Boston NPR station WBUR.
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Feb 13 2014
A recent article in Scientific American includes quotes from Laura Vandenberg critiquing an FDA study on BPA exposure.
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Feb 06 2014
BostonInno recently featured an interview with Public Health alumna and fitness expert Eliza Shirazi, '13.
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Feb 06 2014
Researchers on the Social and Economic Impact of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) study spoke about their work with UMass Amherst website ResearchNext.
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Jan 29 2014
Public Health Sciences major Shirin Hakim was recently interviewed by 22 News and the Gazette as part of a story on local college students partnering with a local shelter to help the homeless.
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Jan 27 2014
The ICB3 is holding the first workshop in their Biostatistics in Practice series on February 7.
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Jan 24 2014
The research team recently collaborated with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission on their first annual report.
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Jan 24 2014

ClimbCorps members and SPHHS alumni Jessica Charles, Kinesiology '10, and Clevanne Julce, Public Health '13, were recently interviewed by Boston Neighborhood Network's Chris Lovett. The alumni appeared on a segment promoting ClimbCorps' ClimbAmerica!

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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
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 10 2013
Rachel Volberg recently testified before a hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee.
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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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