Recent News

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Sep 06 2013
Nicholas Reich is co-organizing a series of informal talks for the 5 College community with Smith College faculty member Nick Horton.
Date:
Sep 05 2013
Lisa Chasan-Taber, Professor of Epidemiology, has received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases to use individual coaching and support to help Hispanic women in western Massachusetts avoid obesity during pregnancy and to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.
Date:
Sep 04 2013
Laura Vandenberg, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, comments on research that found that 100 percent of young and unborn children have the plastics chemical BPA in their bloodstreams.
Date:
Sep 04 2013
The article reviews prior digital storytelling work as key examples for consideration for ethical practice.
Date:
Aug 16 2013
Natasha Pena, an undergraduate public health major, recently received a Partners for Excellence Award for her work at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Aug 14 2013
In two recent peer-reviewed articles, Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, describes how regulators came to adopt the linear no threshold (LNT) dose-response approach to ionizing radiation exposure in the 1950s, which was later generalized to chemical carcinogen risk assessment.
Date:
Aug 13 2013
The research of Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, is featured in an article appearing online in The Huffington Post.
Date:
Aug 13 2013
Linda Landesman, Instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has co-authored a book titled Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters with Isaac Weisfuse.
Date:
Aug 06 2013
Aline Gubrium was recently awarded a two-year, $454,958 grant from The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health.
Date:
Aug 01 2013
Molly Totman recently appeared in several news features as part of her summer internship.
Date:
Jul 31 2013
Public Health alumna Eliza Shirazi, '13, appears in Australis Barramundi's new "Be Better" video campaign.
Date:
Jul 26 2013
David Buchanan, received one of five Public Service Endowment Grants from the UMASS Office of Research Development.
Date:
Jul 12 2013
Eliza Shirazi, Public Health '13, made her third appearance on the WWLP show Mass Appeal. Shirazi shared some leg exercises with co-hosts Ashley Kohl and Seth Stutman.
Date:
Jul 03 2013
Using a unique data set spanning 40 years of dengue fever incidence in Thailand, an international team led by Nicholas Reich, Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, has for the first time estimated from data that after an initial dengue infection, a person is protected from infection with other strains for between one and three years.
Date:
Jul 01 2013
Rachel Volberg was quoted in a New Haven Register article about a proposal to legalize Keno gambling in Connecticut.
Date:
Jun 21 2013
Linnea Borden, a rising senior majoring in Public Health Sciences, and faculty mentor Alicia Timme-Laragy, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, recently attended the presentation of the submersible DEEPSEA CHALLENGER to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution by Hollywood director James Cameron.
Date:
Jun 07 2013
At the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), the undergraduate public health sciences degree program has been designed to provide opportunities for students to be engaged with the community – whether through community service, service learning, internships, community-based research or other forms of community engagement.
Date:
Jun 06 2013
Edward Calabrese, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) by McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
Date:
Jun 05 2013
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences is pleased to announce that Anne Hewitt, Instructor in the Online MPH in Public Health Practice program, has been named the recipient of the SPHHS Outstanding Online Teacher Award.
Date:
May 29 2013
Eliza Shirazi, who recently received her undergraduate public health degree, made her second appearance on the WWLP show Mass Appeal. Shirazi demonstrated pilates moves to co-hosts Elora Murray and Seth Stutman.

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